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Q: Count physical drives on DL320 G2 in WinPE

 

Q: Count physical drives on DL320 G2 in WinPE

Hello -
I am using the tools provided deployment (SmartStart Scripting v1.4: http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/toolkit/downloadtkpage.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN)

However, I need to qualify some systems based on the number of physical hard drives. There does not appear to be a tool available on a non-RAID configuration. Can someone suggest some alternative? An attempt to use a WMI class did not provide the physical drive informtation needed.

Thanks in advance...
Richard
3 REPLIES
Scott_59
Frequent Advisor

Re: Q: Count physical drives on DL320 G2 in WinPE

Hi Richard,

We use HP SIM (Systems Insight Manager with good results. I needed the drive firmware info off of 15 servers last week and easily pulled a report from HP SIM. THis ought to give you the physical drive info you need.

Download it free from:
http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/download.html

Hope that helps.

Scott

Re: Q: Count physical drives on DL320 G2 in WinPE

Thanks Scott...

But does that run in WinPE?
Scott_59
Frequent Advisor

Re: Q: Count physical drives on DL320 G2 in WinPE

I'm not sure as I haven't tried it. However I can't off the top of my head think why not. Could be wrong.
See if the HP Sim agents install in WinPE before going to the trouble of installing the HP SIM server components. THough I'd reccommend HP SIM for any environment.
If that doesn't work go to Marks site at:
http://www.sysinternals.com/FileAndDiskUtilities.html

He has some pretty cool utilities that might give you the information you need.

Good luck !

Scott