Category Archive: Servers

Oct 10

HP Firmware Updates – How to do it the HP recommended way

So, you manage and maintain HP Servers (DL, BL, Matrix Environments etc.) and you’re usual firmware update procedure is to chuck on the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD when you think you should and just update all the firmware on the server. Probably not the best way to do it, but I bet a lot …

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Aug 05

Exchange in a box

The HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, is a jointly engineered converged infrastructure preferred solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. It is the industry’s first self-contained platform which integrates servers, storage, networking, software, configuration tools, and support – everything you need to run Exchange Server 2010. The HP E5000 is pre-configured and …

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Jun 13

VirtualSystems in a box

HP has released 3 new models in its VirtualSystem Portfolio, the VS1, VS2 and VS3 each capable of supporting a number of virtual machines out of the box, and all based on the HP Converged Infrastructure solutions.  These are basically Converged Infrastructure, virtualisation platforms in a box (or a rack in this case!) This solution …

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Jun 07

Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on HP Proliant or Integrity

Deploying Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on HP Proliant or Integrity platforms?  Do you want to know the recommended configuration guidelines for this?  HP have released a white paper on exactly that.  It covers the following key topics: Recommended configurations of ProLiant and Integrity servers Recommended system configurations Recommended software, storage options, and NICs Procedures for …

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Jun 03

Private Cloud with HP and Microsoft

HP not only offer a private/public cloud based on its amazing HP Bladesystem Matrix & VMware, but also on a Hyper-V platform as well, and its part of the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program (see here for more information of the Fast Track program and how it can help accelerate your journey to the …

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