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DL 180 Not-so-easy Set-up

 
Doug MacLennan
Frequent Advisor

DL 180 Not-so-easy Set-up

Got two new DL180 G6 servers - 8GB RAM. Tried using the Easy Setup CD's (1 version 1, 1 version 2) to install Windows 2008 Standard x64. Same results with both CD's;
- Told me that 8GB of RAM was too much for 2008 X64? Removed one memory module.
- Spit out the Windows DVD with no message immediately after insertion.
Tech support said to install manually. Is this the only option???
One more thing, what's the difference between 2008 Standard and 2008 Core?
3 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 180 Not-so-easy Set-up

hi,

in my opinion is better on this low-end server install it directly from MS cd/DVD.

Windows core doesn't have a GUI.

Windows server 2008 Editions
Most editions of Windows Server 2008 are available in x86-64 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit) versions. Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems supports IA-64 processors. The IA-64 version is optimized for high workload scenarios like database servers and Line of Business (LOB) applications. As such it is not optimized for use as a file server or media server. Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2008 is the last 32-bit Windows server operating system.[23] Windows Server 2008 is available in the editions listed below,[24] similar to Windows Server 2003.

Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86 and x86-64)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 and x86-64)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (x86 and x86-64)
Windows HPC Server 2008 (replacing Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003)
Windows Web Server 2008 (x86 and x86-64)
Windows Storage Server 2008 (x86 and x86-64)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Cougar") (x86-64) for small businesses
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Centro") (x86-64) for medium-sized businesses [25]
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 Foundation
Server Core is available in the Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions. It is not available in the Itanium edition. Server Core is simply an alternate installation option supported by some of the editions, and not a separate edition by itself. Each architecture has a separate installation DVD. Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition is available to students for free through Microsoft's DreamSpark program.


mikap
Creek
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL 180 Not-so-easy Set-up

I understand that there is an update to the Easy Set-up CD coming out "any day now" that should resolve the W2K8 install issues.
Doug MacLennan
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL 180 Not-so-easy Set-up

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for that. Hope it comes before we get the last of them built.