Monthly Archives: February 2015

Interesting presentation on 3Par VVol support from HP


Just read this presentation from HP on 3Par VVol support. I can’t really wait for vSphere 6.0 and VVols…this is a game changer – been thinking about NFS instead of block storage but this changes things somewhat since now we can do data services per VVol.

I am very interested in how this will affect backups.


The first rule when contacting HP Support ….grab a AHS log!

Yeah…just wanted to document this here for me. Hopefully you can make some use of it as well.

Before opening up a case with HP Support for HP Proliant servers (at least Gen8 and newer) make sure you grab a AHS support log. They will in 99.9% of cases ask for this log before doing anything. Also, if it is a blade server make sure you grab a “show all” from the OA.

The easiest way to get this is to download the log through iLO (at least possible with firmware 2.03 and newer). Go to Information -> Active Health System Log. Pick out the time range you want the log for and fill out the contact information and press Download!

Here is a guide from HP for alternative ways to get the log.


Brilliant new adblocker – µBlock!

Hi all,

I’ve just discovered new adblocker which seems to be way easier on resources then Adblock Pro (which is a brilliant tool in every other way).

Check out µBlock.

So far it seems that my resource usage on my laptop is about ~15-20% lower then usual!