Month: May 2016

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.

  1. Mount the ucs-blade-server-diags.1.0.1b.iso which may be found here.
  2. On the Unified Computing System Blade Server Diagnostics homepage select Offline Diagnostics (GUI).02
  3. On the UCS Blade Diagnostics v1.0(1b) page select < Accept  >.03
  4. On the UCS Blade Diagnostics UCS B200 M3 page select Diagnostic Tools > Tests > Comprehensive Tests > Run all comprehensive tests.04
  5. After the completion of the Comprehensive Tests the output will be provided.05-0105-02

Symantec Endpoint Protection – CleanWipe Uninstallation

The following is a step by step guide for uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 using CleanWipe.

  1. Right click CleanWipe.exe and select Run as administrator.
  2. On the CleanWipe dialog box click Next >.01
  3. On the CleanWipe – License agreement dialog box click the check box to select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next >.02
  4. On the CleanWipe – Products dialog box click the check box to select Client Software and click Next >.03
  5. On the CleanWipe – Options dialog box click Next >.04
  6. On the CleanWipe dialog box click OK to reboot the server.05
  7. On the CleanWipe – Progress dialog box click Next >.06
  8. Open the temporary files location.07
  9. On the Removal Completed dialog box click Finish.08
  10. Upon reboot verify the application has been uninstalled in the Programs and Features window.


Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Scheduling a Microsoft Windows PowerShell Script

You may use the following settings to configure a Microsoft Windows PowerShell script to run as an automated task in Task Scheduler. This is a very helpful feature for running scripts during the evening.

  • General
    • When running the task, use the following user account: DOMAIN\– USERNAME
    • Run whether user is logged on or not
  • Actions
    • Start a program
    • powershell.exe -file “<<<INSERT PATH TO SCRIPT>>>”
  • Settings
    • Allow task to be run on demand
    • run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed
    • Stop the task if it runs longer than: 3 days
    • If the running task does not end when requested, force it to stop

Dell OpenManage Essentials 2.1 – Configure Email Server Settings

Dell OpenManage Essentials 2.1 may be configured to provide email alerts for hardware failures and loss of network connectivity to the servers is manages. The email settings may be found below.



Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 – Command Line Reset

You may use the following (2) commands from a Microsoft Windows Server command prompt or Microsoft Windows PowerShell to remotely  reset an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8).

racadm racreset soft
racadm racreset hard –f