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Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

 
Jeffrey D Chard
Frequent Advisor

Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

I would like to install Windows Server 2012 (and Hyper V 2012) on a ML350G6 Server. 

 

I am not sure that HP Supports 2012 on G6.

 

Am I likely to experience any difficulties if I was to do it anyway?

 

I also have a ML110G7.

 

I would like ot use the virtual replication and failover features of 2012

 

The ML350G6  currenty runs SBS2011. It is mission critical. Which I would like to virtualise to take advantage of the failover features.

 

Thanking you.

 

 

13 REPLIES
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Hi,

 

Only ML110 G7 is supported for Windows 2012 and ML350 G6 isnt.

You can try installing Windows 2012 on ML350 G6 but no guarantee that it works and also drivers are not available from HP website.

 

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/windows/index.html

 

Good Luck.

Jason McInnes
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Hi Jeffrey

 

If you do try to install WS2012+Hyper-V on an ML350G6, I'd be very interested to know if it works or not. I have a cluster of DL360G6s of good spec that I was planning to upgrade. If the ML350G6 works then I figure it may work on the DL360 of the same generation.

 

To be honest, I'm a little disappointed that my 2 year old servers (still under warranty, and still performing fine) are not going to be officially supported by HP.

 

Thanks

 

A

Jeffrey D Chard
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

I am a bit more than a little disappointed, particularly when HP are still selling the  ml350  g6

 

I got mine in April

 

I am hoping that someone else more knowledgeable then I will do the leg work leg work before me 

 

 

 

 

Jason McInnes
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

According to a colleague of mine, he managed to get Hyper-V server 3.0 working on a DL585G5, so that does give me some hope. Obviously there will be no system management home page, ACU, etc, but we can live without that.

 

A friend of mine at another company has many G6 servers, so I'll post here again once he's tried to install WS2012 to let you know. 

Jeffrey D Chard
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Thank you. 

Mitronic
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Hi, we have installed Windows 2012 with Hyper-V on a ML-350G6 and it's up and running. /Christer

Jeffrey D Chard
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Hi,

 

thanks forblettingnme know

 

what drivers did you use.

 

arebyou using the standard raid controller

 

did you experience any difficulties.

 

how many CPU s are you running. 

 

Jeffrey 

 

d3vnul
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

I second the disappointment Jeffrey. Apparently they main focus is to move as many customers possible into upgrading to the new G8 Series.

Anand998
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Want to install 2012 on Ml350G5 facing driver issue. Where can I get the drivers from

JonF805
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

I have 2 DL380 G5's running Hyper-V 2012 and have loaded 1 with 2012 standard without issue. No aditional drivers were necessary and the array config util for 2008 R2 works on 2012.

 

Enable Virtualization through the BIOS first and No Execute bit.

 

If you are running Hyper-V 2012 you may want to consider out of band managment / iLO Advanced licenses so you don;t have to be too concerned about silent failures down the road.

VBO
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

We have installed WS2012 on ML350G5 without problems.

You can use the new Support pack for ML350Gen 8 for the driver's.

 

 

Gleed
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

I have installed Server 2012 on an ML350 G6 Server and after installing the latest service pack all devices now show in Device manager as having drivers.

Yes - the System management homepage doesnt show any items but this is only because the SMTP service has not access in the public and private community Strings.

once I added in the string to the Service and logged back in to System Managment Homepage, I now get all the health status as I do on a 2008 R2.

This might be useful for those out there testing 2012 on G6 Models.

PHIMatt
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Windows Server 2012 /Hyper V 2012 on ML350G6

Late to the party but wanted to confirm also that with the newest SSP you can install Server 2012. John Joyner gives a simple break down for anyone still needing help: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/how-to-install-windows-server-2012-on-hp-proliant-servers/6092