Hyper-V and HP Servers

…Or why is my server stuck at 53% of an update.

This one is a real pearl. I was installing Hyper-v on a relatively standard
DL360 G5, after installing the role I installed Hyper-V RTM Update (KB950050)
and I was asked to restart the system to complete the update.

Sounds simple enough,right? Well after the restart I was waiting for the 3rd stage
of the update to complete…so the system is counting percents and it stops counting
at 53%. After waiting for about half an hour, I decided to cold boot it yielding the
same result.

A bit frustrated (to say the least) I started searching the Internet,and guess what:
this is a known issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950792

Basically what the KB says is that Hyper-V doesn’t play nice with the HP teaming feature
(which no one uses…I am cynical Mr. Wolf) and you have to rename the DLL it uses
so it won’t start when you update Hyper-V…

 

I found this whole situation odd:First of all why does this happen, and why does the KB
say 54% when it actually seems to be 53% (based on my search of the Net).

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