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Entries for April, 2009

Interpreting (decoding) NMI sources from IML log messages

If you are using the HP health drivers for ProLiant servers (or at least the hp-wdt driver), any system hangs or panics caused by NMI’s (non-maskable interrupts) will be logged to the IML (Integrated Management Log) and can be viewed using iLO. The IML log is on the System Status page of the iLO web […]

HP is rebranding iLO as the ProLiant Onboard Administrator

You may have noticed something different in HP’s latest ProLiant G6 server announcements. Something called the HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator that doesn’t have anything to do with blades! For example, this page from HP.COM: HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator

Update iLO firmware en masse with BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA)

This OA command I recently came across works like magic. If you’ve ever done it manually, you know how time consuming it can be to update the iLO (Integrated Lights Out) firmware across multiple ProLiant servers. However, with the BladeSystem Onboard Administrator, it can be accomplished in seconds using a single CLI command to update […]