System administration/ProLiant

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Proliant is a popular x86 brand of server computers sell by HP with advanced features:

HP provide drivers a software for managing servers such as Management Component Pack which includes [3]

  • HP online configuration utility (hponcfg)
  • Agentless Management Service amsd
  • Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) ssa[4]
  • Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) CLI ssacli[5]
  • Smart Storage Administrator Diagnostic Utility (SSADU) CLI ssaducli.

To install them follow installation instructions[6]: apt-get install hponcfg amsd ssa ssacli ssaducli

Binaries provides by amsd package: amsd_rev amsd smad cpqiScsi smad_rev ahslog mr_cpqScsi

Activities[edit]

  1. Read about different Proliant models and other competitors such as: Dell, IBM or Supermicro.
  2. Identify characteristics of most popular models: DL380 (up to 2 CPUs/24-DIMM slots) and DL580.
    1. Read DL380 Gen10 QuickSpecs: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=a00008180enw
    2. Read DL380 Gen10 User Guide: https://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-a00019109en_us-11.pdf
    3. Read HP iLO User Guide: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00074744en_us
  3. Install latest LTS Ubuntu Server and install HP Management Component Pack
  4. Use your browser to Access to iLO
  5. Remove a disk from your redundant storage array and review OS logs and verify output from ssacli ctrl slot=0 pd all show status
  6. Read page about HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controllers
  7. Enter HP Proliant iLO SSA aplication by pressing F9 and configure your disk array.
  8. Learn about UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen10 https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00016407ja_jp
  9. Learn about HPE Agentless Management: https://buy.hpe.com/us/en/software/server-management-software/server-ilo-management/ilo-management-engine/hpe-agentless-management/p/5219980
  10. Learn about Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

See also[edit]

  • https://www.tomshardware.com/news/why-power-supplies-fail-psus,36712.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_array_controller
  • https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_fb17bc1279ff4900a5e5ca4c2a&swEnvOid=4248#tab3
  • https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04455150
  • https://wiki.phoenixlzx.com/page/ssacli/
  • https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_fb17bc1279ff4900a5e5ca4c2a&swEnvOid=4248#tab3