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Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

 
ConnyMolin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Hi Jimmy,

 

I've also stumbled upon this now due to a HP tech changing the mainboard on a ProLiant ML350 G6 and forgetting to transfer the product and serial number. Could you please throw me a pm with your solution as well?

 

Many thanks in  advance!

Haribabuv
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Is there a way to change serial number online on ProLiant DL585 G6.

If so please share me the way to do it..

 

Thanks

Haribabu

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

AFAIK the only supported method is to change via RBSU (BIOS). A reboot is needed anyway. You can do this even from remote via ILO remote console.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Michael Schwage
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Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Hello, we have a need to set a number of serial numbers and product numbers on a bunch of mostly older DL360 machines. Can you PM me the solution? If necessary I'll open up a case.

Thanks.
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pakito56
Occasional Advisor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Hi,

can you send me the utility dor a DL380 G4?
Thanks
WorkshopENG
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Good morning,

 

I have been trying to access the links below regarding the setsys utility but I am unable to open them.

Does anyone have or know of a link that works as I am urgently trying to update the serial number of a DL160 G5.

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Go to the driver pages, specify your DL160 G5 server. Select english language and DR-DOS as OS. See Utilities:

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3580697&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=2081

 

Setsys Utility for HP ProLiant 100 series G5 and G6 Servers (For USB Key-Media).


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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WorkshopENG
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Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Thank you for that.

PaavoLeinonen
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

Hi,

 

a few BL2x220c G5 bladeservers have lost their serial numbers.

If there is a way to fix this remotely please let me know.

 

I also need to update  product IDs.

 

Rebooting the servers is not a big problem, but accessing RBSU in boot is a bit of a nuisance.

 

-Paavo

 

</>hpiLO-> set /system1 number=XXXXXXXXXX
status=2
status_tag=COMMAND PROCESSING FAILED
error_tag=COMMAND ERROR-UNSPECIFIED
Can't Change ReadOnly Property.

 

</system1>hpiLO-> set product_id=465401+B21
status=2
status_tag=COMMAND PROCESSING FAILED
error_tag=COMMAND ERROR-UNSPECIFIED
Can't Change ReadOnly Property.

PaavoLeinonen
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing Proliant Serial Numbers

OK, it was not very hard, although I did not find a fully scriptable way.

 

This is how I changed the serial numbers and product-ids remotely:

- shut down the server one way or another

- SSH Administrator@OA-IP-address

- CONNECT SERVER xx

- VSP

- start the server one way or another

- hit escape and niner then prompted in vsp, be quick enough

- SET SN xxxx

- SET PID xxx

- EXIT

- server starts

- hit escape and '(' to exit the vsp

 

I needed to reboot the OA to see the "new" serial numbers and product IDs.

 

-Paavo