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How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Stefan Kuzma
Occasional Advisor

How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hi,

We have

AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server 

with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition operating system and we need to upgrade to Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard x64 ?

What and where is the right upgrade SW kit ?

Is there anything special in upgrade procedure?

 

 

We tried to install:  NSS_X1000_X3000_G2_System_Recovery_vSWX_2.00.0a_DVD_5697_0647.iso  the result : This version is not supported on ...
Then we tried to install older version: NSS_X000_X3000_System_Recovery_v1.6.0a_DVD_5697_0379.iso and the same result:  This version is not supported on ....

 

Thanks

      Stefan

8 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hi, if your storage server's product number is not listed for the recovery DVD it will not work.

 

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/searchProducts.do

 

There is only one with AG815B - with windows 2003.

 

Based on this I assume that there is no kit for Windows 2008 and that you would need to buy it separately.

Maybe it's possible to install that together with a smartstart CD.

 

However, I wonder if it is supported to install another OS like this on a storage server..

Stefan Kuzma
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hi,

But from Quick Specs:

HP StorageWorks X1000 Upgrade to Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard Software

Select ProLiant G5 Storage Servers with the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition operating system are eligible for a software-only upgrade to the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard x64

 

Edition operating system:

DL160 G5 Storage Servers (AJ672A, AJ673A, AJ674A, AJ675A, AJ676A)

DL185 G5 Storage Servers (AG914A, AG915A, AG916A, AG917A, AG918A, AG919A, AG920A, AM472A)

DL380 G5 Storage Servers (AG815A*, AG816A, AG817A*, AG818A*, AG819A*, AG820A*, AG815B, AG816B, AG817B, AG819B, AN983A, AN984A)

This upgrade requires a clean install and contains all X1000 Network Storage System features, including Microsoft iSCSI Software Target and HP X1000 Automated Storage Manager Software.

* Require replacement of 2 x 36GB mirrored drives in the first two drive slots with 2 x 72GB (or greater) drives before installation

 

HP StorageWorks X1000 Upgrade to Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard  Software:    TA725A

The customer ordered  TA725A.

 

I can not wait for it, I need to upgrade Storage server now.Where can I find  and download  Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard x64 kit?

 

Stefan

Thomas Martin
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hello Stefan,

 

for a complete new installation of Windows Storage Server 2008x64 R1 or R2 on DL380G5 Server you need a few things to know.

You can download only an installation image from HP because a Windows Storage Server is only sold with a new server.

HP offers an update, which you know. After you get the image, burn it to DVD.

Take greater disks than 36GB, start with Smartstart and create with ACU a Raid1 set and a logical drive of 70GB or greater.

Boot into Bios (F9) and change the Product ID of the server to an X1000G1 or X3000G1 System product number for Windows Storage Server 2008R1, and a G2 Modell for Windows Storage Server 2008R2, else you will never can install a Windows 2008 Storage Server. The installation routine checks the Product ID and offers the restore button or not.

Boot with DVD or over iLO with ISO File and install the new Storage Server. After the installation is finished change back Product ID. You need a Windows 2008 Storage Server Product Key to activate your installation. So you have to buy the Update from HP.

 

Thomas

 

 

Stefan Kuzma
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hi Thomas,


Thanks for useful information.
I am going to use NSS_X000_X3000_System_Recovery_v1.6.0a_DVD_5697_0379.iso kit and Product ID X1000G1.Is it OK?

 

I supposed Windows Product key for all OS Storage server images is built-in in server.
Is the way how to obtain Windows 2008 Storage Server Product Key like temporary key  to activate installation?The customer ordered TA725A,but I have to perform the installation asap according to other issues.

 

Stefan

Thomas Martin
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Hello Stefan,

 

you need the following Product ID for the installation BK778A. It's for a X1800 Storage Server.

The build in Microsoft Product ID is equal for each installation. So you need a separat key for Activation. Windows tells you that you have 3 days for Activation. TA725A is ok for Windows 2008 Storage Server. You need 72 or 146 GB HDDs for installation.

 

Thomas

spjon
Occasional Collector

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

I have two DL380 G5 storage servers, AN983A and AG818A. If I orderTC337A and using the BIOS method above can I upgrade both of those to SS 2008 R2?

 

One already has 72gb boot drives and I will order 72gb drives for the other server as well.

 

Thanks

 

Jon

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?

Your link doesn't work.

spjon
Occasional Collector

Re: How to upgrade AG815B HP DL380 G5 Base Storage Server to W2008 x64 ?


Johan Guldmyr wrote:

Your link doesn't work.


Okay the link is fixed. Or rather the site is back up.