Monday, April 20, 2015

EATON IPM Appliance: Update IP address

The EATON Intelligent Power Manager is a software package that help monitor and manager UPS connected to your server infrustracture and can be installed in different ways. For virtual environments, the easiest way is to deploy the pre-configured Virtual Appliance for VMware ESXi.

However what I discovered is there is no easy way to reconfigure the IP addresses just from the management console. As the appliance is based on Centos Linux, you can use basic Linux commands to change the IP address.

For this, you will need either direct console access or SSH.
As you will be changing the IP address and a disconnection will be required, I advise connecting via the direct console.

  1. Log on to the Virtual Appliance as root
    (Default username is 'root'; default password is eaton)
  2. Use vi to modify the ifcfg-eth0 file

    #vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

    Update with the following lines:

    Then, save and close (:wq)
  3. Use vi to modify the sysconfig/network file

    #vi /etc/sysconfig/network

    Update with the following lines:

    Then, save and close (:wq)
  4. Restart the network service to have settings take affect

    #service network restart

Office 365 ScanPST to fix corrupted Outlook files

In Office 365, which uses the Click-to-Run technology, Office program files are now in a new location.

When you experience issues with Outlook, often you would use the ScanPST.exe tool to repair PST and OST files with Outlook.

This tool can now be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\ScanPST.exe

Microsoft has published a Knowledge Base article list the locations of the ScanPST utility depending on your installation of Office 365. Whether you're using 32 or 64 bit versions.

This should apply for both 32-bit and 64-bit installations of Office 365.