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New HPE Customized ESXi Image Not Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers

HPE has released the supported ESXi versions as customized images for ProLiant and other HPE server products. There is bad news about HPE ProLiant BL460c. Which Version Have Released? The below versions of HPE Custom Images for VMware Released in January 2021: VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-17325551-HPE-701.0.0.10.6.3.9-Jan2021.iso VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-17167734-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.6.3.8-Jan2021.iso VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-17097218-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U3.10.6.3.8-Dec2020.iso Which Hardware Products Not Supported? The mentioned images don’t support installing on the below server products: HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade Which Versions Are Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers? The below versions must be used on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers: VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-HPE-701.0.0.10.6.0.40-Oct2020.iso...

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Network Connection Problem on HPE FlexFabric 650 (FLB/M) Adapter

We have many HPE Blade System C7000 chassis for hosting our virtual infrastructures or our customers virtual infrastructures. Also many of them are filled with HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10. Recently, we had serious problem with some of the servers about network connection, if there was FlexFabric 650 (FLB/M) adapter installed on blade server. What’s Exact Problem? Our servers were working fine but after a while, we lose our vMotion network connectivity, the hosts couldn’t migrate virtual machines even between servers in same C7000 chassis. The problem was happened on one chassis and other chassis has no problem. Network adapter was...

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HPE Offline Bundle 3.5.0-12 for VMware ESXi

HPE Offline Bundle 3.5.0-12 for VMware ESXi includes important fixes for issues which can be cause of service down time. If you have VMware ESXi 6.5 or VMware ESXi 6.7, you must update HPE Offline Bundle to the new version (3.5.0-12).

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Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2019.12.0

Bad news, this version doesn’t support Windows 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and VMware vSphere 6. Update supported from these versions: 2019.09.0,  2019.03.1. This version supporting online firmware for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Supported Operating Systems The following operating systems are supported for system software and firmware: Microsoft Windows Sever 2019 – All Editions Microsoft Windows Sever 2016 – All Editions Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – All Editions Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, 7.6 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1, Initial SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4, 12 SP3 VMware vSphere 6.7 U3,...

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HPE Virtual Connect 4.80

Today, HPE has released Virtual Connect 4.80, the release is includes lots of security fixes. Beginning with VC 4.80, HPE VC Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module is not supported having reached its 5 year End of Support period in July 2018. To upgrade to Virtual Connect 4.80, the minimum Virtual Connect Support Utility required version is 1.15.0. Supported Interconnect Modules Virtual Connect 4.80 is supported on the following interconnect modules: • HPE VC Flex-10/10D Module • HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module • HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module • HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 TAA Module • HPE VC 8Gb 20-Port FC Module...

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HPE FlexFabric 650FLB Adapter May Cause PSOD on ESXi 6.x

Seems, there is an issue on HPE Blade Servers when a specific adapter is installed on server. If there is any server of the below models in your virtual environment that you should consider to this post: HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server HPE servers running VMware ESXi 6.0, VMware ESXi 6.5 or VMware ESXi 6.7 and configured with an HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter with driver version 12.0.1211.0 (or prior), a “wake NOT set” message is logged in the Vmkernel logs. Then after 20 to 30 days...

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Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2019.09.0

HPE has released latest of SPP (Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2019.09.0), the new release is including latest version of firmware and drivers for supported servers and components. This SPP does not contain second generation AMD EPYC processor updates. The ROMs included in this SPP should not be used to update these processors. This will be the last SPP to support vSphere 6.0 Release Summary The 2019.09.0 SPP Production release contains components supporting the ProLiant and Apollo Gen9 and Gen10 server platforms and options. The 2019.09.0 SPP Production release provides support for: VMware ESXi 6.5 U3 VMware ESXi 6.7 U3,...

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What’s New in HPE OneView 5.0

Seems, OneView 5.0 is available for download but I didn’t find any document about new features. OneView 5.0 is a major version and should includes new features and important improvements. I found some information on HPE community. New Features in OneView 5.0 Before review the new features, please consider that these information are not official, so information may be different in release notes. Firmware Compliance Dashboard HPE OneView 5.0 introduces an innovative concept for managing firmware compliance at scale for all HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, HPE BladeSystems and HPE Synergy. When a new firmware baseline (Service Pack for ProLiant) is...

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Optimized Setting for VMware vSphere on HPE G10 Servers

Optimizing server configuration is always one of biggest challenges for virtual environments administrators. The administrators always trying to provide best performance by changing configurations on hypervisor, virtual machines or other components or virtual infrastructure. There are best practices which published by server vendors to achieve best performance on their server platform. Server hardware is one most important components in every environment, server provides main power and resource: Computing Resources. Processor and memory and other server’s component made to work almost like as human brain. Some Important Things! Human brain needs consumes about 20 percent of the body’s energy. Consume more...

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Change Administrator’s Password for All HPE C7000 Device Bays

HPE C7000 Blade System using Onboard Administrator (OA) KVM module to manage devices and interconnects in chassis. To manage devices directly, OA will redirect to iLO of each device. OA use single sign-on to logon to iLO administration web page. But each server has own administrator user and the user has default password, so if iLO addresses are reachable via network, it’s better to change default password. Think about two or more C7000 chassis with half high blade servers, changing password on 64 servers would be difficult! Onboard Administrator has builtin tool to configure device bays iLO. HPONCFG can change...