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Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

oneHPguy
Occasional Visitor

Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

Hi,

We have two old HP servers idle and wasting - DL380 G4 and DL380 G5 servers.

Bearing in mind that there are often limitations of the type of O.S installable on what grade of servers, I will like to know if these servers can be installed with Window 2008 enterprise edition.. Any one tried it before?

 

Thanks

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Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

Yes it should work. Windows 2008 Enterprise is supported on both dl380 g4 and g5 as displayed here

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/servers/ws-server-2008-archive.html

 

Windows 2008 R2 is only supported on the dl380 g5 according to the site above.

 

regards

//Cederberg

oneHPguy
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

Thanks Man, but on that page I couldn`t find any DL380 G4 or DL380 G5. I`m only seeing DL380 G7 as being supported.

Can you  help me understand this better?

 

Anybody with any idea?

 

By the way, the very O.S I wanted to confirm this on is not Windows 2008 server,  but  Windows 2008 Enterprise server R2

 

Thanks.

CRidgley
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

To Identify for sure if an OS is supported always go to the Support and Drivers page for that model and generation server and look at the Operating Systems listed. If the one you want is not listed it is not supported on that server. In this case the

DL380 G4 does not support Windows Server 2008 R2

This is the list for 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

 

The DL380 G5:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

 

So the G5 will run R2 the G4 will not.

gunelius
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

This might be a silly exception, but you could run the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008 on the DL380 G4, but R2 only runs on 64-bit hardware, your G5.

Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Wndows 2008 on DL380 server??

Then go to the page I linked to. Choose Windows 2008 R2. And when the page has turned up there should be a small text link saying previous servers just under where you choose the operatingsystem. Click on that then you will see DL380 G5 in the list..