Hardware

No support for LTO6 tape drives yet – HP revises firmware for tape libraries and autoloaders

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Data Protection Manager, Hardware, Storages | 0 comments

No support for LTO6 tape drives yet – HP revises firmware for tape libraries and autoloaders

In December HP released firmware upgrades to all its major tape libraries and autoloaders to support the new LTO 6 generation drives. Today I received a brand new HP StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS-Drive and before upgrading the library I wanted to install the latest firmware that supports this drive. All I could find was version 5.70 for MSL 2024 which obviously is the latest version available. But this one does not support LTO 6 drives. I then found an article about version 5.80 being revised and therefore not available for download: CUSTOMER NOTICE: (Revised) HP MSL Tape Libraries...

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No mails these days…

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Servers | 1 comment

No mails these days…

Due to hurricane Sandy I cannot receive or send any mails these days. It seems that an Atlantic Metro datacenter in New York is offline because of power outtage (Backup datacenter in NJ is offline as well). Please contact me via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/normanbauercom) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/normanbauer). Updates on the repairs of that specific datacenter at https://twitter.com/atlanticmetro.

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How to reset HP ILO (Integrated Lights Out)?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Featured, Servers | 1 comment

How to reset HP ILO (Integrated Lights Out)?

Sometimes it happened to me that the HP ILO (Integrated Lights Out) is unresponsive. Not only the remote console but the whole web interface. In the past I used to shut down the server, unplugged it, plugged it in again and booted it. Well this is pretty uncool in combination with service level agreements, he?! But here is what you can do if your ILO is unresponsive now: If you can still login to the website, you can go to the administration -> network settings pane and simply click apply. ILO will reset itself and everything should work fine after that. If installed on the servers operating...

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