01-13-2014 02:48 AM
I am trying to install Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 on a ML310e server. As there is there is no installation with Intelligent Provisioning available yet, I followed the instructions from the whitepaper 'Implementig Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on HP ProLiant servers'. After setting up the Smart Array controller with 2008 R2 drivers and installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials manually from the installation media, I am now trying to apply the 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Supplement for Service Pack'.
But in the HP Smart Update Manager the discovery fails with the following error message:
Starting discovery Error: Login to hpsumserver failed. Pleas check logs for detailed error information Error: Not logged in, you have to login to proceed with the update
This is all I get from the HP SUM LOG. I did not find further information in the logs. I enabled the SNMP services (is this really needed for local targets?) and entered the credentials for the local target. I even disabled the firewall and also executed the discovery tasks manually (hpsum_hwdiscovery, hpsum_swdiscovery, and hpsum_srvdiscovery). Does anyone know what causes this issue?
And here is what I really can't explain... After 3 - 5 failed discoveries, the discovery completes successfully.
But retrying this time-consuming task over and over again is really annoying and I can't figure out the reason for it. So any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
01-14-2014 03:49 AM - edited 01-14-2014 04:05 AM
I encountered that this error does not emerge if the hpsum utility is executed right after the Windows Server installation and before using the initial Windows Server Essentials configuration wizard. Maybe I read over the right execution time for this utility...
This means I can circumvent this issue, but I still do not understand the reason for the error. So if someone knows more about the reasons for this problem, I'd love to hear those. Thanks!