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Creating Sysprep-Image for DL380 G5

Chris the M
Occasional Contributor

Creating Sysprep-Image for DL380 G5

Hi All!

I created a Windows Server 2003 sysprep image to install several HP DL380 G4-Servers.

Now I would like to install our brand new DL380 G5 servers similarly.

Unfortunately some hardware devices changed. I prepared the old image with the new SCSI-Raid driver. But the new image will not boot.

So I prepared a new server with a completely new installation (SmartStart->Windows 2k3 -> additional drivers and old drivers of the previous image).

This new image works perfectly with the new hardware. But on our old G4 servers the image will not install.

Windows does not find some fundamental drivers (I suspect chipset drivers, as the disc drivers are all complete). Boot-Messages are not avaiable as the error occurs very early in the sysprep-stage.

So my question is:
Which drivers do I have to integrate into the sysprep stage? Could you please name the drivers that are needed for an initial boot for Revision G4 and G5? Please specify the windows driver name if possible.

Thank you very much,

BTW: Server-Part-Nr:
G4: 378736-421
G5: 417453-421
TY 007
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating Sysprep-Image for DL380 G5

Hello Chris,

DL380 G5:
- Intel 5000P Chipset
- Embedded Dual NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Network Adapters
- Smart Array P400 or E200 Controller
- Integrated ATI ES1000 Video Controller

DL380 G4:
- Intel E7520 Chipset
- Embedded NC7782 PCI-X Gigabit Server Adapter
- Smart Array 6i or P600 Controller
- Integrated ATI RAGE XL Video Controller