Fitting an HP SAS Expander Card (DL380 G7)
Nov17

Fitting an HP SAS Expander Card (DL380 G7)

KB ID 0000365  Problem You are fitting an additional drive cage into a Proliant server and need to cable the HP SAS Expander card. (Part Number 468406-B21) Solution This procedure is shown on a DL380 (G7) server. 1. The cage itself is secured with two screws so I wont insult your intelligence by showing you how to fit that. From the factory the fitted drive cage is connected to the two SAS sockets on the main board. 2. Disconnect the...

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Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant ML350 G6
Nov17

Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant ML350 G6

KB ID 0000476 Problem At time of publishing I could find no information on where to clip the battery. Solution The battery clips into the chassis above the internal fan, opposite the rear of the optical drive. Click for Larger Image Click for Larger Image Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant ML330 G6 Install a BBWC in a HP Proliant DL380 G6  ...

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Fitting Additional Drive Cage to an HP ML350 G6
Nov17

Fitting Additional Drive Cage to an HP ML350 G6

KB ID 0000854 Problem The last job I had to do on a Friday afternoon was fit one of these. ML350/370 G6 8 SMALL FORM FACTOR (SFF) 2ND DRIVE CAGE KIT SKU 507803-B21 The client needed some more disks in their ESX Server, and its internal 8 bay drive cage was fully populated. Solution Problem 1 After powering down the server and removing the blanking plates from the front I carried the cage over to the server and IT WAS TOO BIG....

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HP iLO – Password Must Contain 8 to 39 Characters
Sep17

HP iLO – Password Must Contain 8 to 39 Characters

KB ID 0001103 Problem While setting up a new HP storage server, I jumped on the iLO and went to setup a new user and password, only to be greeted with this pop-up. Well I want a seven character password? Not because I’m awkward, but because it’s my iLO password. That and the fact, at three in the morning when the servers go down, I don’t want to be scrabbling about looking for passwords. Solution 1. You need to...

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