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Allan_34
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Help with ProLiant 3000.

A friend gave me an HP ProLiant 3000.How can I clean the HDD,and install an operating system on it something like Windows 2000 Pro ? I need some instructions on who to do it.Or a site that might have some info on how to do a step by step.Never worked on one before,but like to learn.Can someone help me with this ? Thanks in advance
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Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi,

If you are having the Smart start cd then no problem install through that it wilkl guide through it.
If in case you dont have it then
Go for manual installation by inserint g2k cd and providing controller driver from
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1112.html

In case if you want to install the SCU that is system configutaion utility, without smart start cd then use this external link
http://www.geocities.com/rlcomp_1999/manual-smartstart.html

Regards,
Prashant S.
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Sunil Jerath
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Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hello Allan,
Here is what you need to do:

Run the system erase. Which can be done two ways. Either from the Smart Start CD or by downloading the Utility from the following link:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17918.html

Secondly, after you run the system erase it will ask you to reboot the system which you would do either by leaving SmartStart in the system and in case you don't have SmartStart then make System configuration Diskettes from the following link:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/13227.html

For both these utilities you have to cold boot the system. If you need more info please feel free to post.
CAUTION: W2K PRO is not supported on COMPAQ/HP servers.

Regards,
Allan_34
Occasional Advisor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hello Sunil,in this case can I use Wi98/SE for my ProLiant 3000 ? Thanks.
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hello Allan,
Unfortunately, none of the desktop OSs are supported on our Servers...:( Just the server operating systems. If you don't have access to a smart start CD you can always order it by calling 1-800-573-1099 since you are in US. Please make sure to specify 5.50 version.

Regards,
Allan_34
Occasional Advisor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi Sunil and others,Happy Easter to all..Thanks for the replys.I have a question,wwhere can I do some reading on (how to) on this ProLiant 3000 ? Thanks,and regards.
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hello Allan,
Happy Easter to you as well. Please drop me a line at sunil.jerath@hp.com and I shall email you the manuals since they are too large to attach on the Forum.

Regards,
Allan_34
Occasional Advisor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi Sunil,having a problem sending you an email,,,.This is what I get (The following addresses had delivery problems:)Please let me know,Thanks Allan.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

hi

I have few doccuments.
reply on indianvb@yahoo.co.in
I will mail you.

Regards,
Prashant S.

Nothing is impossible
Allan_34
Occasional Advisor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi,I did the system erase,and now when I insert the SmartStart cd in,it gets ejected in a couple of seconds ( every time it is inserted ).I'll try an other cdrom on Monday and see,or is there something that I'm doing wrong..Need advice,thanks Allan.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi,

You have performed the system erase now. since you trying to reconfigure any error messages you are getting there regarding the same and at what screen it is getting ejected. Which smart cd you have to configure the server. Is it asking for server profile disket if you are getting error due to that use new floppy format it and create a spd.ini file in same.

OR

Is that possible we can mannual configure the server using the avaible utility. but it is time consuming. If you want to to manuallt then open the following link.
http://www.geocities.com/rlcomp_1999/manual-smartstart.html

Regards,
Prashant S.


Nothing is impossible
Allan_34
Occasional Advisor

Re: Help with ProLiant 3000.

Hi Prashant S.I got the ver5.50 smart cd.I think I lost the cdrom drive ( driver ).The smart cd gets ejected no matter how many times I push it in ..That is why I think I lost the cdrom drive,,,floppy is working fine.My server is a 3000 E39.Is there a cdrom driver that I can install ?? I thank you for the reply,Allan.