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Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Hi All
Well I m newbie to HP Blade.I dont have any idea related to OS Installation on HP Blade Server.I want to install RedHat Linux on HP Bl460.What are the steps invlove in it and what is the cabling structure.So please kindly help me or send me the any link.
Thanks and Regards
Athar Hussain
4 REPLIES
Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Hi Athar,

Its same on any other servers. only thing is you need to configure iLO before.

Installing BL 460 in the enclosure refer to below link:
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00700777/c00700777.pdf

Login to the Onboard Administrator do the initial configuration of ILO.

Insert the first Linux CD or DVD into the drive. Alternatively, if using virtual media, attach the CD, DVD or ISO image using ILO, and then boot the server.
You can use the enclosure DVD if you are on c3000 enclosure.
Follow the on screen installation instructions.

Regards,
Raghuarch
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Hi, you have a basic guide here:
Installing Linux on HP ProLiant servers
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00449210/c00449210.pdf

Check that the RedHat version you're going to install is on the list of supported OS:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3288156〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1842750&taskId=135

And do not forget to install Proliant Support Pack after finishing OS installation.

Re: Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Hello All
Thanks for ur reply.Well I have C7000 enclosure and 9 Blade server install it with two cisco Ethernet switch and two Brocade SAN switch.So my question is that in which slots I can install these switch and what is the cable configuration of Fibre and ethernet cables.
Thanks & Regards
Athar
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Installation of RedHat Linux on HP Blade 460

Ethernet switches go in bays 1 and 2 (topmost), SAN switches go in bays 3 and 4 if you have installed the FC mezzanine cards on the mezzanine slot 1 (lowest one).
Each blade has one network port and one FC port connected to each switch (to provide redundancy)
By default the switches have no VLANs or zones configured to you can access all servers from any external port.