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Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

 
edwardleung_1
Occasional Advisor

Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Dear All,

Can we install MS 2008 on the RX4640 Server without smart setup disc ?
If so, how about the installation steps ?
Any sharing ?

Thanks !

Edward.
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Torsten.
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Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Not sure if 2008 is supported, 2003 at least was.


Make sure you have the ia64 version, x86 and x64 don't work.

Hope this helps!
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edwardleung_1
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Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Hello,

Can we install MS Server on the RX4640 Server without smart setup disc ?

Thanks !

Edward.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

If you get the needed drivers from somewhere else, why not?


But why you don't want to use the smartsetup CD? It's on the web site!

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Torsten.
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Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

I just loaded the CD version 7:

Whatâ s New in Windows Solution 7.0

Windows Solution 7.0 adds support for the following new HP Integrity servers:

BL860c i2
BL870c i2
BL890c i2
These new servers are supported with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Solution 7.0 also supports the following existing HP Integrity servers:

BL860c
BL870c
rx2660
rx3600
rx6600
rx7640
rx8640
Superdome SX2000
These existing servers are supported with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.


Hope this helps!
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edwardleung_1
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Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Hello,

BUT the smart setup media 7.0 NOT support RX4640 server machine ( because just tried today )....
Any other solution for the installation ?
MUST smart setup media for the installation ?

Thanks !

Edward.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

I don't know - just try.


If it doesn't work at all, think about virtual machines and windows as a guest system.

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kris rombauts
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Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Edward,

W2K8 is not supported on the rx4640 and for several of the I/O cards (like NIC, FC HBA's , SCSI cards..) there are no drivers anymore for W2K8.
So i would hold off with your idea of using this unsupported OS on that older server hardware.

Even if you get it to boot, by booting directly from the Windows 2008 CD/DVD you will have issue with other s/w utilities or management software which won't be available (or fail to install) on this server when it runs W2K8.

For servers that do support W2K8 or W2K3, yes you can boot from the Windows install CD/DVD without using the SmartSetup cd, it will require some more understanding of what is needed and what is happening during such install process. The Smartsetup cd is there just to assist/facilitate the OS installation by going through some logical steps one by one. However you must be sure the drivers for i.e. the bootcontroller are embedded in the image (slipstreamed) , if not you won't be able to boot. This is a general thing and not related to your issue here because the combination of server and OS version you want to try is not supported.



HTH

Kris

S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Hi Edward,

Please check the supported OS list in quic specs:

rx4640:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11847_div/11847_div.HTML

Operating System support:
1)HP UX 11i version 2 (September 2006 Update required for Dual core Intel Itanium 2 processors);
2) Linux RHEL 4 U4, SLES 9 SP3, and SLES 10;

3)OpenVMS V8.2 and higher (V8.3 is required for Dual core Intel Itanium 2 processors)
4) Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise and Datacenter Edition

HTH
Surendar
I work for HPE

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Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Both RHEL (starting at version 6.0) and WIndows -- starting with Win2k8 (probly SP2?) ceased to be supported on Itanic Platforms.

HP is all alone on the Itanium Platforms with HP-UX being the last Itanium Man Standing (of course there is still non-Stop OS and VMS)
Hakuna Matata.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Correction:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/2008-IA.aspx

Win2k8 R2 will be the last WIndows OS for the Itanium family. It could mean only on certain Montecitos (9100's) and Tukzilla (9300) systems though. The RX4640 is quite old -- so it may not be supported.
Hakuna Matata.
edwardleung_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

Dear All,

Can we downgrade w2k8 to w2k3 with the existing license key ?
If so, how can we do this process ?

Thanks !

Edward.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Install Windows 2008 on RX4640 Server problem ?

EZ.

CAll Micro$oft.
Hakuna Matata.