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HP Proliant DL380

Krysune
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HP Proliant DL380

I wanted to know if it was possible to make this into a NAS, and if so could I get supportive operating systems this could run and work as a NAS.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
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Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

One of many - FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/

BR, Oleg.

Krysune
Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

The server hangs right here; http://turboimg.com/p/aur1323899774c.JPG

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

what generation DL380 your have?

BR,   Oleg.

Krysune
Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

I am sorry, should have said that eariler.

 

DL380 G3

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Oleg Mochkin
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

There are several versions of FreeNAS - http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas/files/  What version have you try (8.0.2 32-bit)? DL380G3 - 32-bit compatible only. BTW, another (commecial) product -EuroNAS  http://www.euronas.com/ 

Amtz
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

Hi there, I am newer with this, I have a question about it, FreeNAS OS can be installed on HP Proliant 380p G8? My question is becouse when I install that OS, it cant recognize network interfaces, however if I install ESXi 5.5 it works perfectly.

 

Do you know what is happen ??

 

Thanks !!!

Sbrown
Valued Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

The FREENas o/s does not have the proper drivers for DL380p Gen8 out of the box! esxi 5.5 does!
waaronb
Respected Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380

Go to the freenas website and figure out how to add in network drivers that aren't included with their default install.

The Proliant DL380 Gen8 comes with a couple different NIC options, like the Broadcom NIC or possibly Intel, so look at what you have and go from there. Take it to a FreeNAS forum with any questions because people here probably don't have the answer you need since it's OS specific.