automatically returning a host to the unprovisioned server pool in hpsa

In conjunction with the customized PXE process I wrote about previously, it could be highly desirable to be able to return a server to the unprovisioned server pool in HP’s Server Automation. This is a specifically-Linux procedure: though I’m sure something similar can be done with Windows*. run an ad-hoc script against a target server that … Continue reading automatically returning a host to the unprovisioned server pool in hpsa

don’t use symlinks unless you *know* you can

I first ran into this on Solaris in the context of [then] Opsware SAS (then HP SA, now owned by Microfocus). Bind mounts might be OK … so unless the tarball has symlinks included, don’t use them – they get traversed differently than “real” directories. In short, when directory traversals are done, sometimes it looks … Continue reading don’t use symlinks unless you *know* you can

but, i got them on sale!

Back in August 2008, I had a one-week “quick start” professional services engagement in Nutley New Jersey. It was a supposed to be a super simple week: install HP Server Automation at BT Global. Another ProServe engineer was onsite to setup HP Network Automation. Life was gonna be easy-peasy – the only deliverable was to … Continue reading but, i got them on sale!