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August 27, 2007

Have you heard of the command SC?

Most of us are familiar with the famous NET command since the Windows NT days. The NET command to handle network services is part of the NTLM and LAN Manager coming from the days of MS-DOS.

Now we have Windows 2003 and the NET command don't quite make it, as it does not show the service properties completely.

Enter the SC command.

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August 23, 2007

HP BladeSystem c-Class

Just completed a week of blade system training by HP. They take blade technology to a whole new level. The keyword here is Integration. Everything is integrated here except the kitchen sink. And then may be next time.

The c class blade servers are very much smaller than the old p class, eg no more double slots or sleeves. They are available either as full height or half height single slot servers, giving a total of 8 or 16 blades in a 10U chassis. Coupled together with a wide range options, HP has a winner. And the market agrees. In summer of 2007, HP BladeSystem now has the largest market share.

The road to be certified as an ASE with c class specialization is a rocky one. With a prerequisite of MCSE 2003, all I need to pass are three papers, AIS HP0-055, ASE HP0-053 and c class HP0-064.

24 Aug 07. Finally passed HP0-064. Now ASE-Specialty in HP ProLiant Servers c-Class Blades. Yippee.
Some of the questions were pretty brain dead, some are really weird like when adding a second enclosure, what should I install? It seems the answer is the rear module. There were no questions on details of each blade servers and differences, eg mezzamine slots are the fastest for BL465 and it is the only one that supports Novell. Mezzamine port mappings are not there too, presumably they wanted to keep the exam questions hardware version independant.

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