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HP Proliant DL380 G3 has random reboots

I’ve had to work on a couple of HP Proliant DL380 G3 servers. As far as hardware goes, the HP Proliant is usually fairly bullet proof. In a few of the HP Proliant DL380 G3, under iLO, we would see ...

MySQL on OpenVMS loses data if MySQL is not properly shutdown or system crashes

I’ve been busy converting from our old set on OpenVMS of OSU webserver, PHP 3 and MySQL V4. The upgrade consisted of Apache, CWCS from HP, PHP 5 and MySQL V5.   While working on MySQL V5, there was no mysql_shutdown.com file ...

Converting a Physical AXP OpenVMS Alpha server to Virtual.

With everyone in the world converting from “Physical” server to virtual, and in our attempts to use less electricity, less cooling, and just being “Greener”, I decided to look at Migration Specialties Avanti. You can find Migration Specialties at www.migrationspecialties.com .   We currently ...

Hp Proliant DL360 G4p 6i embedded controller cannot recognize hard drives

Ran into a most interesting problem. Had a rash of HP DL360 G4p servers with the embedded 6i SCSI host adapter that would not recognize any hard drive plugged in. It first started with the warning when you rebooted that ...

HP MSA2000 G3 gives a cryptic error message when trying to setup replication

Had a chance to work on the latest HP MSA2000 G3 controllers. These controllers are really fast and make working on almost any iSCSI/Fiber SAN a snap.   While trying to setup replication using the wizard, I ran into the following error ...

Cloning Windows 7 on Advanced Drives

Had an interesting problem the other day. A customer wanted a dozen or so laptops, all with the exact same setups. They had a legal copy of Windows 7 Enterprise, and we were going to erase the old laptop software ...

Window 7 Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) on ESX 4.1

Well, over the weekend, I got a chance to convert from using XP Professional for my “Windows” needs to Windows 7. When I created the Windows 7 system Virtual Machine [VM] on ESX 4.1 with update 1, I used the ...

Modifying logwatch to work with ESX 4.1

I just like how some software, like logwatch, does a great job at monitoring and sending you daily log files. You can really stay on top of things with a wonderful free opensource product like this.   Unfortunately, logwatch does not really ...

Why use server drives over common desktop drives?

A friend sent me an interesting article, you can view it here:   http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/162   While the author talks about these large drives, he brings up the good point that the larger the drive, the more likely it is to fail. I run into ...

Virtualizing XP Pro in VMware – Going from static IP to DHCP causes XP Pro to not obtain an IP address

During a conversion using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client, we ran in to a most interesting problem. We were converting from a static IP address to a DHCP address, and after converting, the XP box would not pick up a ...

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