It's been a long time since I've posted anything new, so I'd like to share some tidbits with you guys.
This thread will be a HPE resource thread. That means links to utilities, repos, drivers, and how-to guides with some of the hardware. I'd rather not do any troubleshooting here, so please open a new thread for that.
Let me begin with some handy links:
Management Component Pack Repo
This repo is a must-have for OMV users. You can install utilities such as AMS that will report to iLO stats from the server, and the iLO hponcfg to re-configure or recover an iLO without access to itself.
It makes managing the server through iLO a lot better and far more informational.
HPE Support Center
Handy site to look for any publicly available software or firmware.
HPE Custom Image for ESXi
Like using ESXi freebies? I do too!
I ABSOLUTELY insist that you use our custom images if you use ESXi. They come with all of our drivers and agents to integrate on your HPE server. A must-have, and won't cost you anything.
HPE ProLiant SPP
This includes firmware update packages and full drivers for all of our servers. This can run with the server offline (boot the ISO with iLO), or with the server online. To do online updates, only Windows Server and RHEL are supported
You do NOT require a maintenance contract for this, but you are required to make an HPE site account and register the serial number of your server to qualify for the download. I'm not sure if this works with out of warranty servers though, sorry. Worth trying anyway.
I'll be writing a little guide for the Microserver Gen8 on how to boot from the ODD port with an SSD without an SD card or USB drive for the boot loader.