Posted by 19 Commentson October 21, 2012 ·
HP B120i controller is an upgraded version of B110i controller which was shipped with older HP G7 and G6 servers. B120i controller support up to 6 SATA HDDs. RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 1+0 is supported. For RAID 5 support, you need to install 512MB FBWC upgrade. HP Smart Array B120i controllers is enabled by default on most of the HP Gen8 servers. But B120i controller is not enabled on Gen8 servers like HP DL160 etc. So you need to manually enable RAID controller in BIOS/RBSU before you configure RAID. In this article, we will discuss how to enable RAID controller on your Gen8 server.
Posted by 6 Commentson October 1, 2012 ·
HP Gen8 Servers introduced a new feature called Active Health System or AHS. AHS is an Always-ON diagnostics tool which run on your Server and save the information in a flash memory which is embedded on server system board. AHS does not use server resources like CPU or memory, rather it works on iLO Management engine. In this article, we will discuss how to collect AHS log from your server. There are three methods we can follow. Read more to find out..
Posted by 0 Commenton September 30, 2012 ·
In the case of Gen8 servers, HP installed all features of HP SmartStart CD in a flash memory. This Flash memory is embedded on the System board of your server. This feature is called as HP Intelligent Provisioning. In short, you do not need HP SmartStart CDs anymore and it will not work with HP Proliant Gen8 Servers. In this article, I will explain how to find the version of HP Intelligent Provisioning of your HP Gen8 server.
Posted by 4 Commentson September 25, 2012 ·
HP Active Health System (AHS) is a revolutionary feature introduced in HP Gen8 Servers. Active Health System collects all the hardware changes happened on server. AHS does not use any CPU cycles of your server hence it does not affect your server performance. AHS is an always running process and it does not require any drivers or agents. In this article, I will explain how to collect HP Active Health System (AHS) log from your HP Gen8 Server using a Command-line tool called as Active Health System Log Download CLI (AHS download CLI). Read more..
Posted by 32 Commentson September 11, 2012 ·
HP System Management Homepage (a.k.a HP SMH) is a System management software available for HP Proliant and Blade Servers. System Management Homepage (SMH) allows users to effectively manage their servers. The System Management Homepage is a web-based tool which simplifies the management of individual HP Servers. In this article, we will discuss how to Install and configure System Management Homepage on your HP Server.
Posted by 4 Commentson August 17, 2012 ·
When you come across issues with your HP server, you may need to generate the survey report of your server. You may call this report as Advanced Survey report, HP Insight Diagnostics report etc. This report is very helpful when you troubleshoot hardware related issues of your server. In this article, I will explain how to generate it on your Gen8 Server..
Posted by 17 Commentson August 11, 2012 ·
Can I reinstall HP Intelligent Provisioning in my Gen8 server? How do I update if a latest version of HP Intelligent Provisioning is released by HP. What do I do, if HP Intelligent Provisioning is corrupted. So, here in this article, I will explain how to reinstall or update HP Intelligent Provisioning on your Gen8 Server