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REHL 5 installation on a Proliant DL 380 G6

Eric Sabo_1
Regular Advisor

REHL 5 installation on a Proliant DL 380 G6

We are trying to install REHL 5 on an Proliant DL 380 G6,but it is asking us for CD/DVD drivers and we seem not to be able to find the correct one for the installation. We upgrade the firmware and that did not help either. We tried the latest drivers from hp.com and that did not make a difference either.
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Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: REHL 5 installation on a Proliant DL 380 G6

What update of RHEL 5 ? u2, u3, u4, u5 ?

A DL380 G6 is not really something new anymore?

I have a number of G6s running from 5.3 up to 5.5 and have never had any issue. RHEL is pretty good about having updated installation media.

Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: REHL 5 installation on a Proliant DL 380 G6

Strange. I just did 2 DL380 G6's with RHEL 5.5 and RHEL 6.0 (alternate boot). But I never used the physical optical media drive - I used iLO virtual media (ISO image).

Have you tried going the vMedia/iLO approach? I am surprised people are still using optical media for installs onto enterprise class X86 servers that have vMedia capability.

But indeed your issue is worrisome.
Hakuna Matata.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: REHL 5 installation on a Proliant DL 380 G6

Shalom Eric,

G6 requires RHEL 5.2 or above. Anything below will not have the proper drivers for disk or DVD player and thus will not install at all.

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