HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?
Jun05

HP BL460c (Gen 10) Blade No RAID?

KB ID 0001443 Problem While spinning up some new BL460c (Gen 10) blades for a client, I noticed there was no RAID option? They were going to be VMware ESX hosts, and had two SSD drives so I just accepted the default and my ESX server saw a LUN for each drive and I created two DataStores on each host. The client wanted them changing to RAID1 (fair enough) so I revisited the drive setup. Solution WARNING: Before you proceed enabling...

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Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’
Jun05

Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’

KB ID 0001441 Problem I was building some HP blade servers today via iLO, and while trying to install ESX, I reached this stage; Pressing F11 on a mac just increases the volume, and with the other function keys (F1 to F10) you simply press ‘fn’ and the appropriate F key, and it works properly. But not on a mac, ‘Fn+F11’ just shows you your desktop. Even changing function keys in the keyboard settings has no...

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Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant ML330 G6
Nov17

Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant ML330 G6

KB ID 0000149 Dtd 24/11/09 Problem At time of publishing I could find no information on where to clip the battery. Solution The battery clips into the side of the "Main" forward case fan. Click for Larger Image Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links Credit to Andy Mac – who annoyingly found it in about 2 minutes after I spent at least...

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HP MSA P2000 – Replacing a Failed Disk
Nov17

HP MSA P2000 – Replacing a Failed Disk

KB ID 0000875 Dtd 12/11/13 Problem If you have a disk fail in one of the volumes on your HP MSA SAN, this is the process for replacing it. Note: Normal RAID rules apply, if you replace a 146GB drive with a 300GB drive, it will add it fine, but you will lose the difference. Solution 1. Remove the failed drive, and replace with the new one. 2. Connect to the web cosole of the storage array. Select the MSA > Provisioning > Manage...

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HP C3000 – Blade Enclosure – BL490(G6) Mezzanine Presentation
Nov17

HP C3000 – Blade Enclosure – BL490(G6) Mezzanine Presentation

KB ID 0000230 Dtd 15/04/10 Problem If (Like me) you struggle to understand what is mapped to what, here’s a quick pictorial view. Solution BL490 G6- Mezzanine Locations HP Blade Enclosure c3000 The Blade On board NIC’s go to Interconnect Bay1 The Blade Mezzanine1 Cards go to Interconnect Bay2 The Blade Mezzanine2 Cards go to Interconnect Bay3 and Interconnect Bay4 Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links...

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Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant DL380 G6
Nov17

Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant DL380 G6

KB ID 0000273 Dtd 09/06/10 Problem I while ago I did this for an ML330, so while I had the lid of a new DL380, I thought I’d take note of where it was. As the next one I do probably won’t be the performance model, and I’ll be trying to work out where the the cable routes. Solution The battery clips onto to the fan cowling (left hand side – from the front). The cable is routed as shown. Related Articles,...

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