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Install Proliant Service Pack (spp) using ILO

Scenario

You have downloaded the Service Pack for ProLiant (spp) in iso format and want to install it using ILO.
In ILO open “Remote Console & Media” and load the iso. Restart the server and start installing the service pack. At some point the installation crashes (at a certain percentage of completion).

Solution

The problem is that you used ILO’s HTML5 client to load the ISO; you have to use the Java client.

Hmtl5 remote console unmaps the image after a while

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iis error 0x80070021 on web.config

This error occurs when installing a site locally with IIS on a windows 10 or a windows 8.1. It is not excluded that it can also occur on server operating systems.

Error Details

Module :IIS Web Core

Notice: BeginRequest

Handler: Not yet determined

Error: 0x80070021

Configuration error: This configuration section can not be used in this way. This happens when the section is locked at the parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault = “Deny”), or installed directly by the tag location with overrideMode = “Deny” or inherited property allowOverride = “false”.

The configuration file
\\?\C:\inetpub\wwwroot\test\web.config

Physical Path
C:\inetpub\wwwroot\test\miofile

Logon Method: Not yet determined

Users who have logged on: yet to be determined

SOLUTION

You also need to install .NET and the IIS development tools

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Installing Windows 2019 server on HPE server

Entering Intelligent Provisioning on the HPE server you realize that you can only install from CD ROM. But you haven’t mounted the CD player on your server.

With your iso create a bootable usb using for example Rufus. Does not work!

Download the “USB Key Utility” from the HP site to create a bootable USB with HPE specifications. Does not work!

What to do ?

The solution is very simple but poorly documented.

Solution

From your computer, go to the ILO page of the HP server. To do this you need to connect the server’s ILO port (it is a particular ethernet port) to the network. Turning on the server, if a DHCP server is active in your network, when you turn on the machine you will see, at the bottom, the ip address assigned to ILO. If a DCHP server is not active you will have to put a static ip by going to the utilities (button F9).

On the case of your HPE server there is a sticker with the password to access the ILO. Connect from your computer with a web browser to the ILO IP. The user is “Administrator”. Log in.

In this example I am using ILO 5.

On the left click on “Remote Console”.

A page appears from which you can open server management consoles, using different technologies. I’m using HTML 5. After the console opens, you have a button with a circle at the top. You can select your iso file which will be mounted on the server CD / DVD.

At this point you can restart the machine. To do this, you can send the ALT + CTRL + DEL command via the Remote Console keyboard.

When you reboot the server your iso will be mounted on CD / DVD and you can start the installation via Intelligent Provisioning.

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HPE Proliant Bios allert yellow message on start up

When you power up your new HPE Proliant server you may see this message in yellow.

Important information available or errors detected. Press F1 to continue. F2 for more information.

Push F2 and understand that the system is all healthy.

Why does the server give you this alert message?

Perhaps you have simply installed an additional power supply but have not plugged the cord into the mains.

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Error “CredSSP” Error using rdp on Windows Server 2012 R2

Scenario

You are trying to connect via rdp to windows server 2012 r2 and you receive this error :

An authentication error has occurred.
The function is not supported.
Remote Computer: your hostname
This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation.

Solution

Download and install KB4103725 form Microsoft Update Catalog

After installing you need to restart the server.