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Topic # 163235 2-Feb-2015 20:44
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Geekzone runs as a couple of Hyper-V VMs. While these VMs run on Windows Server 2012, the physical host is still running on Windows Server 2008. It's been so stable I decided not to reboot it - it doesn't offer any external services, not frequently accessed, etc so no Windows Updates installed in the last couple of years.

We do have ILO2 visible though...

After 831 days we had to power cycle the box today, because HP ILO has a problem with Heartbleed. While not vulnerable, the firmware version would freeze if a Heartbleed scan was attempted. So today we had to power cycle the server to get HP ILO back to life so that I could flash an updated firmware.

Since we have to restart the server we are now applying 112 Windows Updates to the box - it means I will restart it again in a couple of hours.

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Pretty impressive 😊

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  Reply # 1228999 2-Feb-2015 21:04
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Not a bad effort!




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  Reply # 1229003 2-Feb-2015 21:07
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This is cool. But all the updates require restart? I don't fully understand that part but I am interested... ; )



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  Reply # 1229005 2-Feb-2015 21:08
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Most of the times at least one update will require a restart - because there aren't many features installed on this server it gets less updates than the database or web server but still...






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  Reply # 1229008 2-Feb-2015 21:11
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That's awesome! Kills the 4219 my freenas was up before a power cut and UPS death.

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  Reply # 1229035 2-Feb-2015 21:52
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Just after I started with my new job we virtualized a NT4.0 server that had an uptime of just over 5 years



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  Reply # 1230071 3-Feb-2015 00:22
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freitasm: Since we have to restart the server we are now applying 112 Windows Updates to the box - it means I will restart it again in a couple of hours.


I have now applied all those updates on the physical server and restarted it... Back to normal programming folks.





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  Reply # 1230072 3-Feb-2015 00:27
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freitasm: Most of the times at least one update will require a restart - because there aren't many features installed on this server it gets less updates than the database or web server but still...

Server core? Or is that just too hard to manage in practice?



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  Reply # 1230073 3-Feb-2015 00:30
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From a remote location, no incoming connections is easier to have a GUI so some of the programs (TeamViewer, others) can sit on top and make it easier to manage - for me at least.





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