Tag Archives: Servers

Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017 – Final Day

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Well all good things must come to an end and so it passes that this is the last day MS Ignite for another year . Definitely a more subdued feeling amongst the attendees (maybe due to a big night last night!) and many delegates are already flying home, not choosing to be here for the last day of events.

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Proliant Support Pack 8.5 – 8.7 Bug – iLO Management Controller Driver Missing

Server Model Affected: Proliant DL380 G4, Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86

I’ve had to deal with an annoying issue just recently – When attempting to install the latest Proliant Support Pack (8.7) on a server, the installation of the SNMP management agents failed to install with a missing dependency. The error was as follows:

Installation for “HP Insight Management Agents for Windows Server 2003/2008 x64 Editions” requires one or more of the following that is not currently installed or in the install set:

– HP ProLiant Advanced System Management Controller Driver for Windows
– HP ProLiant iLO Advanced and Enhanced System Management Controller Driver for Windows
– HP ProLiant iLO 2 Management Controller Driver for Windows
– HP ProLiant iLO 3 Management Controller Driver for Windows
– HP ProLiant 100-Series Management Controller Driver for Windows

After a bit of hair pulling, I did succeed in getting the 8.7 Drivers installed. Read on.

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Keeping Track of iLO Activation Keys

One of the wonders of HP out of band management known as “Lights Out Administrator” is that in order to do anything useful with it you need to purchase an Advanced license. This allows you to do things like AD integration, Remote console etc.

The fun begins though when people accidently misplace the License Certificates for activation months ago, and all of a sudden the mainboard in a server needs replacing. When replaced, you lose your iLO Advanced license key. So now you are thinking about this, wouldn’t it be a great time to do a quick inventory of servers and their associated licenses?

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