Dec 19

How to upgrade ProCurve firmware, WinSCP/SFTP

First, you need to console into the switch and run the following commands:

vlan 1
ip address
ip ssh
ip ssh filetransfer
password manager user-name <your username> plaintext <your password>

When the above commands are executed, you can use WinSCP to logon to the switch. WinSCP places part-files when uploading as default wich is not allowed, so we have to turn this off in before we connect. This is done via “Tools – Preferences -> Transfers -> Endurance -> Enable transfer resume….. -> Disable”

Rename the downloaded firmware to just primary or secondary. No .swi-ending.

Overwrite the with the same name in the /os-folder on the switch.

Do a “show flash” from shell and you’ll see when you are ready to reboot.

Now type “boot” and have fun 🙂

Dec 15

Reset vs Clear button HP ProCurve

It’s always confusing which one to press to do what. This is it basically:

Clear: Press for 1 second and you will reset your password. The switch will to nothing else, so it can imo be done during working hours.

Reset + Clear: Press both of them and the switch will fall back to it’s factory default config.


Nov 24

Elschema SEBO / SVAB Vevex

All in Swedish since those were build into MANY Swedish houses in the 80’s.

“Reverse engineerat” orginalelschema för de vanliga FTX elboxarna (vevex) som byggdes in i en sjuklig mĂ€ngd hus, speciellt i början av 80-talet.

Byggde om hela min elbox med 1-wire-sensorer och relÀstyrning istÀllet. Givetvis styrt över nÀtverk. Kanske följer fortsÀttning pÄ detta? Beror pÄ vad jag orkar.


Sep 28

Create/assign new disk in Proliant-server and ESXi

Download SPP…wait…create USB-stick…wait…boot server on USB-stick….wait….launch ACU..create array…wait..boot server…


If you used the HP ESXi ISO while installing ESXi (you did wrong if you didn’t) it’ll also install the hpssacli tool wich can make the above process in a couple of minutes. Just follow the steps:

  1. Enable SSH on host
  2. Login to SSH
  3. Run command: /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl all show config
  4. Look for the unassigned disk
  5. If single (or RAID0) disk, run: /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=<YOUR DRIVE ID> raid=0
    If RAID1 run: /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=<YOUR DRIVE ID>,<YOUR SECOND DRIVE ID> raid=1
    If RAID5 run: /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 create type=ld drives=<YOUR DRIVE ID>,<YOUR SECOND DRIVE ID>,<YOUR THIRD DRIVE ID> raid=5


Now you can go back to vSphere and create your datastore as usual.

May 25

New HP USB Key Utility image tool

To create images of (primarily) HP Proliant Service Packs – now 2016.04 you need a tool from HP to do this. If you search for it, you’ll always get to the 1.7.0 version, which is not supportet for new SPP images.

Here is where you find the new USB Key tool to create bootable disks from SPP images, filename cp028009.exe.