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BL20p - Installation Instructions

Gene Laoyan
Super Advisor

BL20p - Installation Instructions

We will be ordering the BL20p in a few weeks and I was wondering if anyone can direct me to the installation instructions and/or manuals to this blade?
I would like to RTFM (lol...) before we get it in so I don't look like a knucklehead.

Thanks!
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A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

When in doubt try "docs.hp.com".

http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html

You should see blade servers under this URL.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Gene Laoyan
Super Advisor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

I couldn't find any info on BL20p on that site. I did find this page: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121598#2

But I don't see any Linux support.
What we will be using the BL20p for is ESX 3.0. Are there any issues running ESX 3.0 on this blade?
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

Well, I had no trouble at all pulling up a number of manuals for the BL20p at docs.hp.com BUT why are you posting this in an HP-UX area? This a Linux question.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Gene Laoyan
Super Advisor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

Ohhhh....crap.
I'm sorry, I'm so used to posting Unix questions I didn't stop to think.
Sorry.
Could you move it for me?
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

See http://www.hp.com/go/vmware for best practice documentation, including certified ProLiant servers. Don't worry, the BL20p is certified.

Also, please note that VMware ESX <> Linux. This confusion is caused by the "Service Console" being a special instance of a virtual machine that runs Linux, but the hypervisor is actually called the VMkernel. If you have Linux experience, you'll have a leg up on ESX, but there are special considerations for VMware.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p - Installation Instructions

Hi,

When you say BL20p I assume you mean you're ordering new G4 variants...

If you happen to be getting the older (second user) G1 variant bear in mind that these only had 100Mb/s NICs which could limit things in ESX...

Cheers,

Rob