I love HP’s Integrated Lights-Out management. That really give power to remote administration allowing you to do virtual everything..well…virtually. :) When you first start using it however, you’ll often bump in to this error:
The Integrated Remote Console is unavailable, it is already in use by a different client
Rebooting won’t help because ILO stays powered on through a reboot. For some reason, even if every original client has closed the browser it can still get hung thinking someone is connected. You could remove the power from the server and that would clear it but that’s hardly a solution. The fix is to change the settings to allow you to “Acquire”. Here’s how:
This does mean that another admin could knock you off your remote session but I think I can live with that scenario. Now if you try to connect and it’s in use, you’ll get the option to Acquire. It says it can take 30 seconds to connect and often it seems to hang on “Attempting to connect to iLO remote console”. I usually wait the 30 seconds and if it doesn’t connect (which it usually fails) I think go right back and try again and it works just fine.
When you select the Assigned To drop down in a TFS work item, you’ll often see a lot of system accounts that you don’t want. Nikos’ post on TFS 2008 still works for TFS 2010 with the Power Tools. Previously, I was exporting the XML, editing it, and then re-imported based on Edward Smit’s post and several other forums but once I found Nikos’ post I’ve started just updating it direct with the Power Tools. I wanted to filter by the Project Administrators and Contributors groups.
I also wanted the ability to “unassign” a task after it had been assigned to a user. If there’s an easy way to set a work item back “nothing” for the assigned user after it’s been assigned, I don’t know it. But this is an easy work around. Create a user called Unassigned and then we just set it to that when we want to let them team know it’s currently unassigned. Here’s the steps…
That should do it. Refresh you Team Project and now open the work item of the type you edited and the Assigned To should be filtered now and should include the option to set it Unassigned.
If you’re setting up a UC560, there’s times when you just want to start over (especially if you’ve made changes with the CLI). There’s a great post by John Platts with the steps so all credit to John but I thought I’d also put them here as well.
Once the UC500 is rebooted, it’s back to default and you can connect via IP as usual to the default IP for your unit.