Archive for April, 2016

Changing the name on an iLO port

Friday, April 15th, 2016

We have a console network to handle access to all the DRAC and iLo ports. Every so often people forget to change the name assigned to the port.

I was reloading several systems for a new project and of course there was one that was not changed. It is running the xen hypervisor so there wasn’t a quick way to address this.

I accessed the host through the iLO port and was able to rename the system. However, there was a message (aren’t there always?):

There are pending changes that may not take effect until iLO is reset.

I looked around the iLO pages but there wasn’t a command to do this.

What about the iLO port itself?

SSH into the port

enter: CD /map1

enter: reset

Waited a little bit and the correct hostname worked on the console network.

Outlook 2016 stuck at Processing…

Monday, April 4th, 2016

One can say many things about Outlook.  Love it; hate it; sometimes it’s the only choice. I am testing Outlook 2016. It’s pretty and offers many things.

I had to reboot my system and when Outlook was started; it simply gave a pretty blue window which displayed: “Processing…”

Normally, it’s pretty quick.

I killed the session and decided to see what happens in Safe mode:

  • start/run
  • enter: outlook.exe /safe

Outlook initiated. After that I close the session and was able to initiate it.

Probably, a “confused” profile but I didn’t look into it. I will if it happens again.