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HPE Customized ESXi Image – ESXi 6 U3 (July 2017)

HPE Customized ESXi Image

HPE has released latest version of customized ESXi 6 U3 image with latest ESXi patches and HPE management tools and drivers. You can download the image from this link: ESXi 6 U3 (July 2017) Davoud Teimouri Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, […]




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HPE Customized ESXi Image – ESXi 6.5 (July 2017)

HPE Customized ESXi Image

ESXi 6.5 (July 2017) HPE has released latest version of customized ESXi image with latest ESXi patches and HPE management tools and drivers. The new image is actually ESXi 6.5d and you need to apply newest patches on that after installation (It’s recommended). You can download the image from this link: ESXi 6.5 (July 2017) Davoud […]




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sfcb-smx: wantCoreDump:sfcb-smx signal:11 exitCode:0 coredump:enabled

What’s the “sfcb-smx” error? This error is related to HPE smx-providers for the Smart Array controller MRA and any HPE ProLiant G8 or G9 server will be affected if VMware ESXi has been deployed on the server by using HPE VMware ESXi 6.5 (Nov2016) ISO image. NOTE: As result of this issue, HPE Insight Management WBEM […]




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HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool

HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool - Main

What’s HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool? HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool is an online application designed to assist datacenter administrators and designers with qualified options details with reserve compatibility for particular platforms including Rack, Tower, Blade Systems, Synergy, HyperScale and storage devices. Using HPE Server Options Compatibility Tool At the welcome page (Home Page), there are […]




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ESXi PCI Passthrough – Large VM Memory (MainHeap) BUG!

ESXi PCI Passthrough This is a combination hardware and software feature on hypervisors to allows VMs to use PCI functions directly And we know it as VMDirectPath I/O in vSphere environment. VMDirectPath I/O needs some requirements to work perfectly, please read this KB for more information, as we read it! https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2142307 There is also some […]




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HPE Customized ESXi Image Download – May 2017 (Latest)

HPE Customized ESXi Image

HPE has released new image for ESXi 6.5 at this month (May 2017). The customized image contains HPE certified devices drivers and HPE management agents. It’s recommended that install ESXi on HPE servers by these customized images. Because the images contains all management tools and also all certified device drivers.  The HPE customized images are […]




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Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2017.04.0

HPE has released Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and it’s available for download, if you have valid customer account, you can download it and update your server hardware firmware. The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP […]




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NMI purple diagnostic screen on HPE ProLiant Gen8 servers

It seems, there is an issue on HPE G8 servers with the below ESXi versions: ESXi 5.5 Patch 10 ESXi 6.0 Patch 4 ESXi 6.5 Intel® IOMMU’s (aka VT-d) interrupt remapper functionality has been changed in the above versions and you need to enable it manually: Davoud Teimouri Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, […]




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Remote Multiple Vulnerabilities – HPE iLO

What’s the security issue? New security issue has been detected on HPE iLO that allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, modify data, or cause a denial of service via unknown vectors. HPE asked customers to updated their iLO to preventing any remote attack. The below iLO versions are impacted: HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3), […]




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System Center 2016 Integration Pack for HP iLO and OA

System Center 2016

The Integration Pack for HP Lights-Out (iLO) and Onboard Administrator (OA) is an add-on for System Center 2016 – Orchestrator that enables you to automate HP iLO and OA commands. Feature Summary This integration pack adds the HP iLO and OA category to the Activities pane in the Runbook Designer. This category contains the following […]




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HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere 6.0 – Version 2.6.0

Description HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 6.0. The HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 6.0 includes the latest HPE Common Information Model (CIM) Providers, HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) driver, HPE Compaq ROM Utility (CRU) driver, the HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS), and Fibre Channel(FC) HBA access libraries. Release Notes Important: The HPE […]




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HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere 5.5 – Version 2.6.0

Description HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere 5.5 with Gen8 and Gen9 Support. The HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere 5.5 includes the latest HPE Common Information Model (CIM) Providers, HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) driver, HPE Compaq ROM Utility (CRU) driver, the HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS) and Fibre Channel (FC) HBA access […]




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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library

Introduction Many of large companies around the world using HPE products to makes their datacenters. HPE produces server, storage, network devices and some others infrastructure equipment and all of them have technical documentation, user guides and maintenance guides. Also anyone who are using the equipment need to access to the documentation. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has […]




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Loop and pause flood protection

Loop protection The loop protection feature enables detection of loops on downlink ports, which can be Flex-10 logical ports or physical ports. The feature applies when Device Control Channel (DCC) protocol is running on the Flex-10 port. If DCC is not available, the feature applies to the physical downlink port. Network loop protection uses two […]




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HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect (VC) Firmware, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), Disclosure of Information, Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

New security advisory has been release by HPE and it has affect on Virtual Connect firmware from 3.62 to 4.21 and 4.45. VULNERABILITY SUMMARY Multiple potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect (VC) firmware. These vulnerabilities include: The SSLv3 vulnerability known as “Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption” also known […]




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