Posted by SiRu on June 30, 2011 ·
We all know that we can use HP SmartStart CD to deploy OS on your HP Proliant and Blade servers. If you are installing OS using HP SmartStart CD on a brand new Server and if you receive an error message “no disk available for installing an Operating System” (please check below screenshot), then I would recommend you to continue reading this article.
The error “no disk available for installing [...]
Posted by SiRu on May 21, 2011 ·
Today I am writing about HP Array Diagnostic report. Before we speak about this report, you need to understand what is an Array, RAID and Array Configuration Utility (ACU). In the case of hardware RAID, multiple hard disk drives are combined to one logical drive and data is distributed across multiple hard drives. You can have RAID levels like RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 etc. To understand more about Array, [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 24, 2011 ·
Much awaited version of SmartStart CD is released by HP. The new SmartStart CD 8.7 (B) is released!!. SmartStart 8.7 supports latest version of Windows Server OS and is much needed for customer who wish to implement SBS 2011 on their servers.
SmartStart CD 8.7 added support for below said Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2011 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2011 Small Business [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 10, 2011 ·
RAID is nothing but Redundant Array of Independent Disks. Its a technology which gives fault tolerance and reliability through redundancy. In a RAID, multiple hard disk drive are combined to one logical drive hence data is distributed across multiple hard drives. Hardware RAID is one of the basic function you will expect from any Server. Most of the HP Servers are shipped with HP Smart Array Controller [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 7, 2011 ·
HP SmartStart CD is available for all HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL 300, 500, and 700 Series servers and HP ProLiant BL server blades. HP SmartStart CD contains utilities like ACU, Insight Diagnostics, HP management tools and Proliant Support packs (PSP).
HP SmartStart CD provides step by step ProLiant server deployment assistance by allowing you to do assisted Windows OS installation. This CD provides an easy [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 2, 2011 ·
Integrated Management Log records hardware events and stores them in in a neatly formatted table. It records the time-stamp (time of the event) and categorize events in severity levels like Critical, Caution, Repaired and Status.
When we troubleshoot hardware issue of any HP server, IML logs are very helpful because it will tell us what are the hardware errors happened.
In this post, we are sharing [...]
Posted by SiRu on February 10, 2011 ·
SmartStart CD is a software CD shipped with most of the HP Proliant ML, DL, BL Servers. This CD provides many essential deployment tools, drivers and utilities that primarily assist users with a first time installation of an operating system on their HP ProLiant/Blade server.SmartStart CD is specially designed for users who just received their server from the factory, and are powering it up for the [...]