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BSOD in Virtual Machines configured with Intel Xeon E5-2x00v2 CPU’s


This article describes the Issue, the servers and BIOS version that are affected by this issue and the BIOS upgrade to fix the issue. I have also added a PowerCLI script to check if your HP servers are affected by this issue. You can find it at the bottom of this article.

Issue:

Random BSOD’s on Windows servers running Windows 2008R2.

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On Windows you can see the following blue screen events:
– 0x0000000a – IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
– 0x0000001a – MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
– 0x000000fc – ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
– 0x0000004e – PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
– 0x00000050 – PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
– 0x0000003B- SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

VMware has a KB article KB2073791 about this issue. You can find a workaround described there. In he mean time HP and also other vendors released a BIOS update to resolve this issue.

HP Hardware:

HP has release an Advisory document with more info about this issue: c04327904

DESCRIPTION

IMPORTANT : The System ROM update provided in the Resolution is recommended to prevent the issues below from occurring. HP recommends performing this upgrade at the customer’s earliest possible convenience. Neglecting to perform the recommended action and not performing the recommended resolution could result in the potential for subsequent errors to occur.

Intel has identified a processor issue where Virtual Machines (VMs) running on VMware ESX 5.x or Microsoft Hyper-V may experience a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in a Windows virtual machine or a kernel panic in a Linux virtual machine when using VMware ESX 5.x or Microsoft Hyper-V. This issue affects Intel Xeon E5-2400 series v2, Intel Xeon E5-2600 series v2, Intel Xeon E5-4600 series v2, Intel Xeon E7-4800 series v2, and Intel Xeon E7-8800 series v2 processors.

Intel has released an updated microcode for impacted processors that addresses this issue. Updated revisions of HP ProLiant System ROMs for impacted servers include this microcode. This issue is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers and could impact any system utilizing affected processors if the updated microcode is not utilized.

This issue does NOT affect servers configured with Intel Xeon E5-2400 series, Intel Xeon E5-2600 series, or Intel Xeon E5-4600 series processors.

SCOPE

The following servers may be affected if running a System ROM revision dated earlier than indicated when using impacted processors:

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8- earlier than J03 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 – earlier than J02 (02/10/2014)
  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8- earlier than P70 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 -earlier than P71 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 -earlier than P72 (02/10/2014)
  • HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8- earlier than P73(02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8-earlier than P73 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8- earlier than P75 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8- earlier than P75 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8-earlier than P75 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8- earlier than P77 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8- earlier than P74 (02/10/2014)
  • HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8- earlier than P83 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8- earlier than I30 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8- earlier than I31 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8- earlier than I32 (02/10/2014 )
  • HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8- earlier than P79 (04/01/2014 )

Affected Intel Processors supported by the above servers:

  • Intel Xeon Processor E5-2400 Series v2
  • Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 Series v2
  • Intel Xeon Processor E5-4600 Series v2
  • Intel Xeon Processor E7-4800 Series v2
  • Intel Xeon Processor E7-8800 Series v2

RESOLUTION

This issue is resolved by updating the System ROM to the versions indicated as follows:

  • HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 – J03 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 – J02 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 – P70 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 – P71 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 – P72 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 – P73(02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 – P73 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 – P75 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8 – P75 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8 – P75 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 – P77 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 – P74 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8 – P83 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 – I30 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 – I31 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 – I32 (02/10/2014 or later)
  • HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 – P79 (04/01/2014 or later)

Download the BIOS upgrade for HP Servers and Blades here:

PowerCLI script:

update: PowerCLI script: compare dates fixed.

I created a script to see if the hosts are affected by this issue or not. The script will collect all ESXi hosts with HP hardware and the V2 Xeon processor installed. All those hosts are checked by Model, for instance DL360 Gen8. If the Model matches, the script will check the release date of the BIOS and returns a line of text in Red if the release date is older than the one mentioned in the HP Advisory: c04327904 or else a line of text in Green if the release date matches or newer than the one mentioned in the Advisory document.

foreach($vmhost in (Get-VMHost | Where{$_.ProcessorType -match "v2"} | Sort Name)){
    $hpModel = $vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")

    switch ($hpModel){
    "DL160 Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "ML350e Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL380p Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL360p Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "ML350p Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL360e Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL380e Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "SL230s Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "SL250s Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "SL270s Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL560 Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "SL4540 Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "SL210t Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "BL420c Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "BL460c Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
                }
    "BL660c Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"02/10/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    "DL580 Gen8" {
                    if((Get-Date $vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -ge $([datetime]"04/01/2014")){
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Green
                    }
                    else{
                        Write-Host "vmHost: $($vmHost.Name.split(".")[0]) Model: $($vmhost.Model.TrimStart("ProLiant ")) BIOS version: $($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.BiosVersion) Release date $(((Get-Date ($vmhost.ExtensionData.Hardware.BiosInfo.ReleaseDate) -format MM-dd-yyyy).Replace("-","/")))" -for Red
                    }
    
                 }
    default {"The server model could not be determined."}
    }
}

The output of the script above:

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Hardware: HP ML110 G5 VI.NEXT Compatible


Eric Sloof inspired me with his blogpost about the whitebox he is using (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/866-My-ESX-future-version-compatible-WhiteBox.html). After reading his posts I wanted to see if my HP ML 110 G5 is also compatible with the next version. And Yes it is! :-D.

In fact everything worked out of the box. Storage (onboard Sata controller), Onboard NIC and the DVD-Rom.

More info about the HP ML110 G5 can be found in this post: https://ict-freak.nl/2008/08/04/hardware-hp-ml110-g5-x3065/

IBM DS4300: Battery Nearing Expiration


Na deze error hebben we gelijk een call aangemaakt bij IBM. Na het doorsturen van de support data kregen we  een drietal oplossingen:

  1. Upgraden van de Firmware
  2. Nieuwe batterypack
  3. Het aantal dagen resetten

De engineer van IBM verzekerde mij dat deze melding genegeerd kan worden omdat de levensduur van de batterypack is verlengt naar 10 jaar. In deze post leg ik uit hoe je optie drie kunt toepassen.

Als je in de Recovery Guru opent vindt je de oplossing.

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Open de Logical/Physical View en klik op Storage Subsystem. Daarna klik je op Components button (zie pijl)

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Druk vervolgens op Reset om het aantal dagen terug te draaien naar 0.

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Open daarna de Recovery Guru en je zult zien dat de error weg is.

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IBM DS4300: Collect Support Data


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Ik was vandaag vrij en kreeg helaas toch een melding binnen dat er iets mis was met ons SAN. Gelukkig kan ik vanuit huis inloggen om mijn collega’s te ondersteunen. IBM support werd gebeld en even later was de call aangemaakt. Kort daarop werd mijn collega gebeld of hij alle Support data van de DS4300 kon opsturen. Hij had geen idee hoe dit moest dus heb ik het even vanuit huis gedaan. Dit is vrij simpel maar ik blog het toch maar even om het niet te vergeten.

Als eerste start je de Storage Manager 9 Client.

Open het Storage Subsystem <name>

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Ga nu naar Advanced –Troubleshooting – Collect All Support Data….

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Het volgende scherm verschijnt.

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Zodra je op Start klikt wordt er een zip bestand aangemaakt met een aantal bestanden erin.

Je vraagt je misschien af wat voor data er allemaal verzameld word, nou dit is makkelijk te achterhalen. Klik op Whitch data am I collecting? en je kunt er alles over lezen. Ik uit het helpbestand het volgende gehaald:

Storage Subsystem Profile – storageSubsystemProfile.txt
Major Event Log – majorEventLog.txt
Read Link Status Data – readLinkStatus.csv
NVSRAM Data – NVSRAMdata.txt
Recovery Guru Procedures – recoveryGuruProcedures.html
Performance Statistics – performanceStatistics.csv
Persistent Reservations and Registrations – persistentReservations.txt
Object Bundle – objectBundle
Drive Diagnostics Data – driveDiagnosticData.bin
Recovery Profile – recoveryProfile.csv
Unreadable Sectors – unreadableSectors.txt
State Capture Data – stateCaptureData.dmp

Installing VMWare ESX 3.5 u2 on a HP ML110G5


Ik was bezig met het installeren van ESX 3.5 u2 op de HP ML 110G5. Tijdens de installatie kon ik alleen geen VMKCORE en VMFS parities aanmaken. Gelukkig waren er al een paar mensen mij voor gegaan met het installeren van ESX op de HP. Bijvoorbeeld Aleks Nikolić van http://www.virtualistic.nl

Aleks heeft de oplossing gepost op het VMUG forum:

Toen ik de eerste keer de cd erin stopte van 3.5 werd de originele disk herkend als een IDE disk en wilde ESX alles EXT 3 maken. Ik dacht uit m’n hoofd dat de SATA controller toen in de BIOS aangevinkt stond als AUTO. Ik heb toen deze optie omgezet naar SATA. CD opnieuw erin en installatie gestart, de HD werd nu herkend als SCSI disk en zo werd het mogelijk om een VMFS aan te maken.

 

Bron: http://www.vmug.nl/modules.php?name=Forums

 

Na de installatie vond ik dit wel een leuk screenshotje om te showen:

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Hardware: HP ML110 G5 X3065


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Sinds afgelopen vrijdag heb ik deze server in mijn bezig en tot nu toe ben ik er uitermate tevreden over. Ik heb deze server gelijk voorzien van 8GB RAM en een extra 750GB harddisk.

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Producteigenschappen van HP ProLiant ML110G5 X3065:

Processor, besturingssysteem en geheugen:
Processor/type: Intelr Xeonr 3065 dual-core Processor 2,33 GHz
Processorsnelheid: 2,33 GHz
Aantal processoren: 1 processor
Beschikbare processorcore: Dual
Systeembus: 1333-MHz front-side bus
Intern cache: 1 x 4 MB Level 2 cache
Standaard geheugen: 1 GB (1 x 1 GB) geheugen standaard
Type geheugen: PC2-6400 ongebufferd DDR2 ECC 800-MHz
Geheugenslots: 4 DIMM-slots
Interne drives:
Interne vaste schijf: 250-GB SATA niet hot-plug 3,5-inch vaste schijf
Snelheid vaste schijf: 7200-rpm
Vaste schijfcontroller: HP geïntegreerde zes-poorts SATA-controller met geïntegreerd RAID.
Interne schijfposities: Vier 3,5-inch niet hot-plug SATA
Optische drives: Dvd-rw
Interne massaopslag: Max 2 TB (4 X 500 GB) SATA
Systeemeigenschappen:
Type behuizing: Micro ATX tower
Chipset: Intel 3200 chipset
Netwerkinterface: Geïntegreerde NC105i PCIe Gigabit serveradapter
Type voedingsmodule: 365-Watt voeding
Voeding: 90 tot 132 V, 180 tot 264 V; 47 tot 63 Hz
Afmetingen (b x d x h): 17,5 x 42,6 x 36,7 cm
Gewicht: 10,8 kg
Beveiligingsbeheer: Wachtwoord bij opstarten; Instelwachtwoord
Beheerkenmerken: Embedded Lights Out 100 IPMI 2.0 standaard rapportage.

Upgrades:

Memory:

2x Kinston Dimm 2x2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHZ ECC

Harddisk:

Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB, 7200rpm,32MB SATAII

Meer informatie over de HP vind je hier: HP ML110G5