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HP Proliant ML115 Server ID & Updates

Posted on 2014-04-23
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I’ve been asked to take over the administration of an HP Pavilion ML115 server running Windows SBS2003.

The HP site lists ML115 & ML115G5 models. The case says ML115. It appears to run fine except it is slow because of its age.
 
I have the following questions:
 
1.  Without shutting it down and opening the case, how do I determine if it’s a G5 model?
2.  I don’t think its drivers, bios and firmware have been  updates in years. Does HP have a analyzer tool that checks the drivers and displays the available driver updates?
3.  In Device Mgr, I see three identical HD’s. I expected to see one raid controller showing one drive (that would actually be three drives in a raid configuration).  How do I determine the exact hardware config without restarting the server and going into the raid bios (if it has one) to see what is setup?
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Also, Dell provide OMSA which is a great tool to determine the health of the server and list of all components. Does HP have provide a free utility like it?
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1. Lookup the serial number here and it should tell you the model and base configuration.
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/wc/home/?ac.admitted=1398293120279.876444892.492883150

2.  No, you'd have to download the PSP for the model of server you're working with.  (proliant support pack)

3.   If there is a RAID controller on board, you should be able to access the HP ACU from the HP management tools.  There should be a menu item for this in program files.
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