HP/HPE Physical to VMware conversion for Windows 2008 R2 blue screens

Recently, I was converting an HP/HPE Windows 2008 R2 physical server into VMware (yes, P2V still happens), when I hit a blue screen on boot.  Turned out I was getting an Inaccessible Boot Volume stop error – a partial screenshot is below. Problem was, the blue screen went by so quickly that I had a…

HP offers a portfolio of products to solve enterprise print security problems

In the enterprise space, many of the free vendor tools simply don’t scale and address the wide range of security issues around printing.   Enterprises have to deal with compliance and regulations, the potential for audits, and most nagging is finding the time to address printing security.  While the security of the PC, servers, networking, and…

5 Tips to Secure your Printer fleet for free

So, you’re sufficiently concerned about security for your printing environment.  What can you do to immediately improve your situation?  And secondly, how much is it going to cost you?  Let’s take a look at some general tips that you can accomplish with no additional expense. Tip 1: Check for patches to your firmware and BIOS…

Are printers putting your network at risk?

Only a small percentage of companies think of printers when it comes to securing their network, leaving them vulnerable and susceptible to attacks.  Print security?  Is that really such a thing?  Last week, I spent the day today with HP in Palo Alto, CA, learning about secure printing solutions within their portfolio.  Why HP?  To…

HP Inc. revamps printing lineup and introduces PageWide brand

The slimmed down HP Inc. today unveiled a new lineup of revamped business-focused printers including the introduction of a brand new brand of office printers to be known with the PageWide brand.  The announcement is expansive, with the introduction of 15 new printer models and a set of Secure Managed Print services from the company.…

Atlantis Computing CX-4 SuperMicro

Atlantis Computing Expands HyperScale Lineup

Atlantis Computing has expanded their hyperconverged lineup with the HyperScale CX-4; a new offering targeting both ROBO deployments and smaller SMB customers. The two node CX-4 features 4TB (usable capacity) of all flash storage, 10GbE networking, 48 CPU cores, and up to 1.5TB of RAM in a tidy 2U package starting at $43,000 with three…

HP introduces new 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series arrays for the midrange

After almost a 3 year run, HP is replacing the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series with all new 3PAR StoreSev 8000 series arrays.  This news comes while HP is celebrating how well its mid-range 3PAR arrays have been selling versus competitors. The new arrays features upgraded hardware including 16-gigabit fibre channel and 12-gigabit SAS connectivity for its…

ProLiant Gen8 servers show up disabled after HP OneView upgrade to 1.20.05

I recently upgraded our HP OneView deployment to 1.20.05.  Following the upgrade, several rack-mount ProLiant systems showed up in the console as disabled.  The strange thing is that the dashboard still showed active CPU, Power and Temperature stats on the Overview, so I knew the system was still communicating with OneView. Having seen this before…

Use raw disks for StoreVirtual VSA to avoid warnings and maximize capacity

Last year at HP Discover, I was preparing for my first StoreVirtual VSA deployment.  I spoke with a couple different folks from the StoreVirtual team.  The main piece of advice I was given was to use raw disk mappings under the StoreVirtual VSA.  At first, I questioned this.  But there is good logic to this…