IBM System X3850 Disable Processor Power Management

In order to work around the issue processor power management has to be disabled in system UEFI and vSphere Client. To change power policies using server UEFI settings: Turn on the server. Note: If necessary, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the console breakout cable and connect the console breakout cable to the compute node.…

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Allscripts Vision User Reporting

A quick Powershell script I hacked together that will enumerate all Active Directory users, and build an XML file for an application I wrote that generates user reports for a specific application. The output file format is similar to: <quickreports> <report name=Organizational Unit> <database name=v001/> <usrlogin name=jdoe01/> </report> <quickreports> $ErrorActionPreference= ‘silentlycontinue’ $arr=@{} foreach ($usr in…

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Get Process ID of an Established TCP Connection in AIX

There are numerous ways to accomplish getting the PID for an established network connection in AIX and Linux using tools like ss or more popular lsof.  In my situation, the system I was working on did not have ss or lsof, so I used netstat and rmsock. If I know I have an established connection…

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ISAKMP (IKE Phase 1) Status Messages MM_WAIT_MSG#

I’ve been meaning to copy this back here but haven’t had the chance until now. I reference this so much, figured it’d have stuck in my mind by now… Anyway, this is one of the best resources for quick analysis troubleshooting of MM_WAIT_MSG errors on VPN tunnels for Cisco ASA / PIX from https://www.tunnelsup.com/isakmp-ike-phase-1-status-messages/. ISAKMP (IKE…

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Disable Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation

Run the Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type gpedit.msc) Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System Select Logon Double-click Show first sign-in animation In the Show first sign-in animation window, select Disabled and click OK Close the Local Group Policy Editor

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Increase LVM Partition in Linux

Some notes on increasing LVM partition in Linux. Terminology Physical Volume (PV): This can be created on a whole physical disk (think /dev/sda) or a Linux partition. Volume Group (VG): This is made up of at least one or more physical volumes. Logical Volume (LV): This is sometimes referred to as the partition, it sits within a volume…

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Replacing IBM X3650 (7979-C3U) Planar (FRU: 43W8250/43W0331)

For those of you who may have followed along on my original post of me troubleshooting of an IBM X3650, I found a system planar for $20 (lol). Just arrived today, with shuttle, which is awesome. I’ll be putting this in the server chassis today and hopefully getting a successful boot. Left is the new…

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