Category: Hardware

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Get Host Architecture

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to get the architecture, physical or virtual, of a Windows host on a network. <#.SYNOPSISThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..DESCRIPTIONThis script will provide the architure (physical of virtual) of a host..EXAMPLEsysteminfo /s $HOSTNAME | findstr /c:”Model:” /c:”Host Name”.AUTHORWritten by…


Hardware – View Architecture of Host

You may use the following command from the command prompt or Windows PowerShell to view the architecture, physical or virtual, of the local or remote host on a network. In the second command substitute the %computername% variable with the hostname of the host to be queried. systeminfo | findstr /c:”Model:” /c:”Host Name” systeminfo /s %computername%…


Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 – Disk Cleanup Installation

By default, the Disk Cleanup utility is not present on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. However, copying the files below to the appropriate directories will make the utility available for use. After the files have been copied enter the command Cleanmgr.exe into a command prompt or Microsoft Windows PowerShell session to start the utility. Lastly, further…


Dell – Get Service Tag Remotely

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to get the service tag of a Dell server, remotely. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will automate the process of determining the service tag of a Dell server. .DESCRIPTION This script will query the server you specificy for it’s service tag. .EXAMPLE wmic /user:administrator /node:hostname bios get…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Verify Network Interface Card Status

You may use the Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below to verify the network interface card (NIC) status on servers running the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. Additionally, the output of the script will be displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI). <# .SYNOPSIS This script will verify the network interface card status of…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Configure Hard Disks

The Microsoft Windows PowerShell script below may be used to automate the process of configuring hard disks in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will configure hard disks. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate the process of configuring hard disks. .EXAMPLE N/A. .AUTHOR Written by Noel Enrique Alvarez on Thursday, October 13, 2016….


Scripting – List Remote Hard Disk Space

You may use the script below to query a list of remote servers for their drive letters, drive sizes, and the amount of free space on each drive in gigabytes (GB). <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the drive letter, drive size and free space of a list of servers. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate…


Scripting – List Local Hard Disk Space

You may use the script below to query the drive letters, drive sizes, and the amount of free space on each drive in gigabytes (GB) for the local host. <# .SYNOPSIS This script will provide the drive letter, drive size and free space of the local server. .DESCRIPTION This script will automate the process of providing…


Dell Compellent – Verify Front and Back End Ports

You may use the Dell Enterprise Manager Data Collector Manager to configure the SMTP settings of a Dell Compellent Storage Area Network (SAN) and provide you with alerts. In addition to this you may manually verify that the front and back end ports of the storage array are Up. To do so navigate to Dell Storage > Storage…


Cisco Unified Computing System – Diagnostics for the Unified Computing System (UCS)

The following is a step by step guide running the Cisco Unified Computing System blade diagnostic utility. Mount the ucs-blade-server-diags.1.0.1b.iso which may be found here. On the Unified Computing System Blade Server Diagnostics homepage select Offline Diagnostics (GUI). On the UCS Blade Diagnostics v1.0(1b) page select < Accept  >. On the UCS Blade Diagnostics UCS B200 M3…