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Using Network Partitioning (NPAR) in VMware ESXi

Data Center design is changing year by year, before virtualization all servers was physical and data centers were full of devices and cables. Virtualization helped to make data centers smaller and consolidate different workloads in same hardware. Hardware technologies are also helping to achieve this goal. Network Partitioning (NPAR) is one of hardware technologies which helping to reduce cabling, switch devices and use all I/O capacity in data centers. What’s Network Partitioning (NPAR)? NPAR is an operating system and switch agnostic technology that allows customers to reduce the number of I/O adapters required to support different application workloads. Traditional best...

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HPE Advanced ECC Support vs HPE Fast Fault Tolerance

Memory failure is one of reasons that can be cause of server crash and impact on service availability and performance. Think about a service which including multiple servers, server could be crashed cause of single memory module failure or uncorrectable memory error. Regarding to preventing memory impact of memory errors on services, HPE provides RAS technologies. RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) technologies are including: HPE Fast Fault Tolerance Advanced ECC support Online spare with Advanced ECC support Mirrored memory with advanced ECC support In this post, we’ll compare HPE Fast Fault Tolerance and HPE Advanced ECC Support. Before comparison, let’s...

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Configure HPE G10 Server BIOS via PowerShell

Last post was about configuring HPE smart array and create logical drives on HPE G10 servers via PowerShell (HPE Scripting Tools for PowerShell). This post is about configuring HPE G10 BIOS via PowerShell by using HPE BIOS cmdlets. As I have mentioned in the last post, there are cmdltes available for Smart Array, BIOS, iLO and OA which helping administrators to configure and deploy servers faster than regular ways and without no additional cost. In order to configure HPE BIOS via PowerShell, you need to download and install HPE Scripting Tools for PowerShell: Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell Sample Script...

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How to Create Logical Drive on HPE DL580 G10 by PowerShell

I have published some posts about HPE Scripting Tools for PowerShell to automating physical server preparation and deployment services. The tools helping administrators to deploying services on HPE servers faster than normal ways, also there is no additional costs, just buy a PowerShell book! The scripting tools provides PowerShell cmdlets for configuring BIOS, iLO, OA and Smart Array. The tools are available for download as free tools on HPE website. Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell The smart array cmdlets are compatible with HPE Generation 10 and not all smart array adapters. Read the user guide document to find list of...

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HPE Synergy Cabling Guide

HPE Synergy is a next‐generation data center architectural option, Composable Infrastructure embraces and extends key concepts and traits from the architectures that have come before it, including converged and hyperconverged systems. I don’t know when but seems that HPE will replace HPE Blade System with HPE Synergy in future. Those who worked with HPE Blade System, will confuse about HPE Synergy configuration. Configuration is very different with Blade System at all. Cabling is one of biggest challenges with HPE Synergy. There is many management connection which should connect to the correct ports. Because HPE Synergy is a composable infrastructure so...

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What’s HPE RESTful Interface Tool?

Having problems finding a single scripting tool that provides management automation among the server components? Being challenged with many tools, remote management vulnerabilities and scripting limitation? Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers you a single scripting tool called RESTful Interface Tool designed for HPE ProLiant Gen9 & Gen10 Servers with flexible and simpler scripting server automation at scale for rapid deployments to help cut time substantially.

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The ramdisk ‘tmp’ is full – VMware ESXi on HPE ProLiant

We are using HPE ProLiant servers in our virtual environment to delivering different services to our customers. VMware ESXi has been installed on all servers as Hypervisor. You know that each vendor has customized image that includes VMware ESXi, drivers and management tools. It seems, there is an issue on HPE Agentless Management (AMS) on latest ESXi image.