Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP, HyperV, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2003
Had a customer bring in there HP ML 370 server on Monday I happened to be in the office working on setting up our new HP c3000 that we will be rolling out in-house with a couple of BL 480c’s and a couple of BL 465c’s and moving some of our in house servers over to the HyperV world. Ok back to the customer. One of the other techs had stopped onsite and said not much he could do it was motherboard or RAM so they sent it to the office.
I got it on the bench and tried the memory we had on hand and found nothing that would work. To me it was looking like motherboard issues to me. We had a couple of ML 350 G4′s that we was going to sell of do something with setting around so I just moved the hard drives and RAID controller over to the ML 350 booted the server updated the HP Drivers and life was good server booted customer bought that server and they was back in business. It is not everyday you can do this but that was very handy having that server sitting there.
We also did a password change at another site for the administrator password and you know for the amount of planning and identifying of places that passwords need changed you always miss some place. Which we did but it all worked out in the end. But when your dealing with 18 or 20 servers you better have it all wrote down so a procedures are good in this case.
I did a quick check on my wife’s SBS 2008 Server and the thing is just running and operating away just like it should. That is good to know I know when I put her SBS 2003 server in place the support calls went way down which is a good thing and I am glad to see SBS 2008 is not letting me down also. I did put a lot of work into that from the Tap and the Betas and all the way to the finished product and it is good to see it is doing what it is suppose to. Well it is off the the State All State Jazz Band which my wife’s son is playing in so I better hit the road. I ill have more on the c3000 and that business next week.
Till later just Roger