HPE Synergy ‘Unable to Apply Local Storage Settings’
Jan08

HPE Synergy ‘Unable to Apply Local Storage Settings’

KB ID 0001497 Problem While deploying some Blade severs, I was unable to get the ‘Local’ storage on the blades themselves to configure, (when setting up the server profiles). They were throwing this error; Unable to apply local storage settings on server (Enclosure-name}, bay {number} because HPE OneView cannot communicate with the integrated Smart Array controller : Locked. Resolution Ensure that there is an integrated...

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HPe Synergy 12000 MPIO QSFP to 10GB SFP Setup
Dec17

HPe Synergy 12000 MPIO QSFP to 10GB SFP Setup

KB ID 0001495 Problem I was recently involved in deploying an HPe Synergy 12000 Frame. And the network connections from it were ‘a little unusual’ so I thought I’d document that here, to save anyone else the problems I had. I was connecting to an HP/Aruba 5412 switch so my cables were all HP/Aruba (to be on the safe side). What you can see (above) is the MPIO Cable (K2Q46A P/N 800867-001) fixed onto the left (and...

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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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