Hardware

HP Virtual Connect firmware upgrade

HP Virtual Connect Flex 10

One of my recent tasks was to upgrade firmware version of virtual connect. I would like to share with you procedure how to do it.

In order to do that you need two things:

  • Virtual Connect Support Utility. You can download it from HP website: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04264271
  • Virtual Connect Firmware

Backup your domain configuration

Virtual Home Lab Upgrade

Laboratory

Since almost a month I am very happy user of new hardware. Finally after 5 years my previous PC was replaced. All equipment I bought was

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4670
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
  • Memory: Corsair DDR3-1866 CL10 Vengeance 32GB
  • GPU - Built in HD 4600
  • Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB

HP c7000 Onboard Administrator LDAP Active Directory authentication

HPe c7000 Enclosure

Since quite a long time I have a pleasure to work with HP Enclosures c7000 and c3000. HP Blades with enclosures is the really great enterprise solution. Over the years I found difficult to manage multiple enclosures with local users and this is where integration with Active Directory makes your life simpler. In few steps, I will guide you how to integrate Onboard Administrator with Active Directory LDAP.

Servers memory configuration tool

HP, Dell, IBM logos

Did you ever have a problem with memory modules which are laying in you stock? Or perhaps you had requirement from customer to fill server with not standard amount of RAM? If yes you are lucky one because major server suppliers provide documentation and some useful tools.