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Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

srikant2006
Occasional Visitor

Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

Dear User,

We have Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server with Intel Xeon processor, 512 MB DDR memory. We have 6 hot plug drives but i used only one HDD and started windows 2000 installation. To complete installation it took 24 hours, after installation to boot and reach at login its taking 30 min.

Please let me know the solution for this problem
9 REPLIES
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

How did you install this machine?

Are all the drivers instlled?

The best way to install the machine is to use the latest supportet smart start cd.

BR
/jag
srikant2006
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

No i did not ue smart start cd.
installed directly booting from windows 2000 cd.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

I will recommend to install a ProLiant, using the Smart Start CD.

Latest SS that support ML350 G3 and Windows 2000, is 7.90.

As far as I can see.

BR
/jag
srikant2006
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

Before when I tried to install using smart start CD, it asks me to chose the edition and click next. I have small business 2000 server so I chose from list small business then next but it doesn't recognize the OS CD, it keep asking me please insert correct OS CD. So I decided to install directly
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

OK.

Like gregersenj said, did you install the drivers? Did you put controller drivers on a floppy during install? Or somehow used the default ones?

Did you install the proliant support pack after installation?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3279705&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=316537&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=181#78221

Isn't 512MB RAM a little little? Or maybe it's OK for windows 2000..
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

Sure it's 7.90?

7.60 is the one on ML350 G3's download page?
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

>Johan, maybe a typo from me (Link loss some where between my, eyes, brain and fingers).

I'm not sure if SBS is supportet.
However, when SS complaints over wrong CD, it's absolutely correct.
It's might be that SBS isn't supportet from SS.
In this case you must install the hard way.

Boot from windows CD, as you did.
Load Smart Array drivers from a floopy.
After os installation has completet install latest PSP.

BR
/jag
srikant2006
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

As per your request I have again try to install using same Smart Start CD. It goes fine and asks me to select partition size. I selected full size for C drive then next. It started giving message erasing, creating partition, and formatting partition. It happens long time then suddenly restarts. Please give me the solution
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server Perfomance

Ml350 G3 do support wnidows 2000 SBS, see:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/servers/ws-server-2000-archive.html

srikant2006: which smartstart CD version did you use?

Would you be able to try to install it with the windows CD but load the drivers manually?