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Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

Lunet
Occasional Visitor

Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

I am a novice on this subject, thus can anyone give me some hints about how to configure and install OS on this server?

I have downloaded the Smartstart software and copied it as an image to a CD, however the server can't boot on this CD.

Thanks

Michael
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Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

It sounds like you copy the image, you need to burn the cd from the image, check the link below:

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm

After that, just boot the server from the cd and follow the installation wizard

rgds,
lmm
Lunet
Occasional Visitor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

Thank you very much for your quick response.

I actually "burned" the CD with the exact same tool as you are referring to.

When booting the server I get the following messages:

Attempting boot from CD-rom
Attempting boot from Floppy-drive
Attempting boot from Hard Drive
Attempting boot from NIC

Non-system disk or disk error.....

Rgds
Michael
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

What version are you trying to use? Have you try to burn it again?
Lunet
Occasional Visitor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

I am using SmartStart v8.00 CD ISO image..

But it seems like the problem is related to the CD-drive. If the CD-Rom is controlled by the PCI Slot 2 HP Smart Array 641 which I assume, it may be the problem as the system during start-up tells me that no device is connected.... Furthermore it seems like the CD drive is not attempting to read the CD
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

Try the CD in another server, get the replacement part if needed.
Lunet
Occasional Visitor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

Unfortunately we don't have the option to test in another server, as we are just starting a small company having two employees, which are more management experts than IT experts, thus we don't have another server... and we don't have much server expertice....

Thank you very much for your help.
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure Proliant DL380 G3 server

I see, anyways yo can try on a regular computer, it will not boot all the way but it will show a message, like nos supporte HW or so.