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Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

 
Satish Kumar_5
Regular Advisor

Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

dear Experts,

I have a HP Integrity RX6600 Server running with HPUX as OS. We want to change the OS of the server from HPUX to Windows 2K3 ent.Please advise what i have to do. I am already procuring storage controller and FC HBA supported on Windows. Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Torsten.
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Do you have a windows supported controller for the internal disks?

I would suggest to use the smartsetup CD (NOT smartstart!) to install this OS (make sure it is made for Integrites!).

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Look at the matrix:

http://docs.hp.com/en/sas_sm/sas_support_matrix.htm

The HP 8 Internal Port SAS Host Bus Adapter does NOT work with windows - you need a smartarray P400, P600 or P800.

http://docs.hp.com/en/SM_SA3/SA_Support_Matrix.htm

Hope this helps!
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Satish Kumar_5
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Dear Torsten,

Thanks for your quick response. I am procuring P600 Smart Array controller for internal disks as i have a PCI-X backplane.I will use Smart Setup for Intergrity Servers only.My question is what else can give problem while changing the OS? What about VGA, how will i install the OS?

Regs,
Torsten.
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

The smartsetup cd will guide you.

Hope this helps!
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Satish Kumar_5
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

The server which i m currently having doesnt have a VGA port, so how will i install windows OS in same?
Torsten.
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Unlikely - see the rear right side.


http://docs.hp.com/en/AB464-9001C/ch01s07.html#config05

Hope this helps!
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Satish Kumar_5
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Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Hi Torsten,

I have checked and was not able to find any VGA port on my server.I checked in HP and found the following is required to have VGA port (which is required for windows and optional for hpux)HP Integrity Upgraded Core I/O with VGA.

Pls suggest

Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Hi,

You can install windows without the VGA but it would be easy for the installation by getting the I/O board with VGA.

I'm assuming you going to install without the VGA, connect ur laptop to the server using serial with Reflection or watever, try to boot the smartsetup disc, follow those steps.(When you reach the section asking you to agree the terms, press [esc]+ 8 to accept, pressing only F8 wont get you any response). After the setup complete copying the files, the server will reboot and now you will only see text mode from your console like following :

Name: SAC
Description: Special Administration Console
Type: VT-UTF8
Channel GUID: b08c8640-78db-11d8-a864-806e6f6e6963
Application Type GUID: 63d02270-8aa4-11d5-bccf-806d6172696f
Press for next channel.
Press 0 to return to the SAC channel.
Use any other key to view this channel.


Please press 0 and it will prompt to ask you key in for the product key. After that the setup process will continue till complete. And you will see the window bootpath in the EFI. Wait the server to boot up and the SAC> will be available again. Now is the steps to setup the ip address for remote desktop since you dont have the VGA attached.

SAC> i
Net: 2, Ip=0.0.0.0 Subnet=0.0.0.0 Gateway=0.0.0.0
Net: 3, Ip=0.0.0.0 Subnet=0.0.0.0 Gateway=0.0.0.0
Type i to see the network card on the system.

SAC>i 2 16.158.33.xxx 255.255.254.0 16.158.32.1
Choose 2 to setup the ip for the network(plug the network cable as well)

Now waiting for the msg stated the cmd is available then type the cmd in SAC
SAC> cmd

Type the following command in the cmd prompt to enable the remote desktop connection(type in one line please)

reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


After that, start the remote desktop service from your local machine to your rx6600, key in the ip details and enter the administrator & password. Once log into the rx6600, try to set the hostname, ip address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS again in rx6600. If you dont do that once the rx6600 reboot, you will lose the configuration you done in SAC> and have to redo again.

Hope it will help you much. Thanks


Satish Kumar_5
Regular Advisor

Re: Change of OS from HPUX to Windows 2k3 enterprise

Thanks Desmond,

I will try it out if i have to do installation of windows without VGA. If something come up, i will let you know.

Thanks all.