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DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

 
JojoMojo
Occasional Collector

DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

Hi team, 

I started recently studying IT and want to improve skills. For an home environment I bought myself an old DL380 G8, some switches an router and having already couple of fatclients. 

To start with the DL380 G8, I found it really hard to find the right stuff on the HP website. I hope you guys can help me... I hope to learn and build skills for my future. 

 This server wasnt active for couple of years.. For sure BIOS, Firmware, ILO all is very outdated. 

What is the best way to start ? (please provide me the links for Bios and ILO upgrade)
Second part I want to install vSphere create my own domain, dc, vm's etc. Will the latest version of vSphere work on this older machine ? Like server 2019 will that work too? 

When this server part is ready, I want to study for CCNA and the rest we will see. 
If you have any questions please let me know. 
For now, all the best..

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support_s
Community Manager

Query: DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

JojoMojo
Occasional Collector

Re: Query: DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

Dear Sir, 

 

The first link is not working;

I get 

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Can you have a look

ksram
HPE Pro

Re: Query: DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

Hi,

 

Thank you for the Post.

 

1) You can use the SPP to update the Firmwares 

 

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This post production SPP uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and contains updates for ProLiant Gen8 systems.

 

The SPP Gen8.1 is the latest available SPP for Gen8 Servers which can be downloaded from : https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_ff582daf008c4f529c4d6c28f6

 


Refer the link for SPP User guide : https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03190790

 

 

However there may be new Firmware available for BIOS and ILO, which you can download from the Support website.

 

https://support.hpe.com/

 

2) Supported Operating System versions here :

 

Vmware : https://techlibrary.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/vmware.aspx#dl

 

DL380e Gen8 WS2012
WS2012 R2
WS2016
 

DL380p Gen8

WS2012
WS2012 R2
WS2016

 

You may follow the link : https://techlibrary.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/supportmatrix/index.aspx

 

Choose the Operating System and it will display the available / compatible Servers.

 

Thank you,

RamKS

 


I work for HPE

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ksram
HPE Pro

Re: Query: DL380 G8 - LAB environment questions

Hi @JojoMojo ,

Good day!

May we please know if the links shared were helpful.

Or if there is anything else that you are looking for.

Thank you

RamKS


I work for HPE

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