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Installation Protocol HP Proliant DL 380 G7

07/02/2013 9:20

Server: HP Proliant DL380 G7, 108GB RAM, 8 x 900GB Harddisk, 4 x Ethernet ports

BIOS Version: P67 05/05/2011

Requirements

Hardware:

  • Server
  • Monitor (VGA)
  • USB Mouse
  • USB Keyboard

Software:

A) HP Smart Update Firmware DVD
B) HP Smart Start 64bit CD
C) Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64bit USB
D) Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit DVD

Server is mounted in 19“ Rack with 2 x Power Cables and 2 x Ethernet Cables connected.

Connect Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard at Frontpanel

Update BIOS Firmware

Boot Server with B) in DVD-Drive, takes about 90 sec, press F11 for Boot menu, next choose 1 to boot from DVD-Drive.

Follow the screen messages using the interactive update process.

Reboot Server!

Now Bios Version: P67 12/02/2012

Create Logical Drives

It is necessary to create 2 separate logical drive, because of the 2TB limit, of the MSDOS partition table for Operating Systems.

Boot with B) in DVD-Drive, press F11 for Boot menu and choose 1. Select Smart Start 8.70 x64, Englisch (US) installation language and Deutsch as Keyboard.

Maintenance –> HP Array Config&Diagnostics

Smart Array P410i in Embedded Slot

Operating System Logical Drive

  1. Create Array –> Select All (8 Drives)
  2. Create Logical Drive –> Raid 0, Size 150GB, Strip Size 256KB, Sector/Track 32, Array Accelerator Enabled

Data Logical Drive

Select Unused Space 6.4TB

  1. Create logical Drive –> Raid 0, Size 6556.656GB, Strip Size 256KB, Sector/Track 32, Array Accelerator Enabled

Exit ACU

–> back to Home select Install

Choose the drive that you want to install the OS to:

Smart Array P410i Controller Slot 0

  1. Disk 1: 149.99GB
  2. Disk 2: 6.40TB

Next –> Operating System Selection Retail Media Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition Next –> Media

  1. DVD-Rom Media
  2. Standard folder/directory format

Next –> NTFS Size 80GBN Next OK Computer Name: picco Password: Repeat Password: *

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