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Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

Martin Forster_1
Frequent Advisor

Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

Hell,
i just get a load of BL20p G3,
unfortunately the Smartstart 7.10 produces
a Hardware detection error.
And even more bad, the Smartstart 7.20 isnt able to lauch any of its utilities like Array Configuration, Server diagnostic and so on.

Error message:
Connection refused to 127.0.0.1:2381

I even tried to replace the normal ethernet cable with a loopback plug. No effect.
Firmware changes from ilo 1.60 to ilo 1.70 and
system rom from 11.11.2004 to 12.02.2004 has also no effect.

i mount the cdrom with the virtual media option.

Any hints ?
5 REPLIES
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

See the "SmartStart CD Server Support Matrix" from http://www.hp.com/servers/manage --> SmartStart --> Support Matrices --> SmartStart CD Server Support Matrix. You definitely need to use 7.20 with the G3.

SmartStart 7.20 should work, but it really isn't the best method for blade installation. Normally we expect blades to be deployed automatically rather than interactively through something like the Rapid Deployment Pack. However, for an interactive installation, a "BladeSystem Configuration Wizard" has been added to iLO. You'll find it under the p-Class tab in the iLO interface.
Martin Forster_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

yep and with 7.20 i got the conncetion refused ....

And yes i would enjoy to deploy it,
but i neew one master to capture the Hardware config. At least by bl20p g2 jobs in RDP 1.6 does not work.

At the moment i update to RDP v2.0
maybe it works than.

Regards
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

That's exactly what the "BladeSystem Configuration Wizard" is designed to do, assist in getting your master set up. Connect to any iLO in the rack and login, go to the p-Class tab and select "BladeSystem Configuration Wizard" and it will guide you through startup and Windows deployment.
Martin Forster_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

Okay,
when i use the Wizard i have to use this dumb one logical drive over whole harddisk.

Thats not what i want.
I need
6GB System DRive
4GB Swap Drive
2 GB Logdrive
the other is that for programs and data.

I cant do this with the ORCA or with the wizard.

Regards
Martin Forster_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Bl20p G3 Smartstart Problems

unsolved,
but installation with RDP2.0 was possible