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Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

 
Fourspeed
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Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

I finally gave in and called HP support. Here is the answer for those of you in a similar situation.

I have a Proliant ML110 that I need to install Server 2016 on. In this case, I am not using a Hypervisor. I was really tempted though.

The ISO for Windows server 2016 is too large to burn on a DVD.

Intelligent Provisioning only reads USB drives formatted with FAT32. You cannot write a file to FAT32 larger than 5GB. There is a file in the ISO larger than 5GB.

I could not for the life of me get a USB drive to boot while in UEFI mode. Yes, I followed the guide on HP's web site. Still, no dice. It will boot in legacy mode rather than UEFI, but then I have no hard drive array! The USB drive booted fine on an old desktop computer.

The solution involves using the iLO remote console. I had actually tried that before, but could NOT mount an ISO image because that requires an advanced license.

The HP tech had me install a license code for a 60-day trial of Advanced iLO. That let me mount an iSO from my PC and all is well. Now, the question going through my head is: what happens three years from now when I want to reload the OS for some reason? Will I be able to get another trial license?

Go here and choose "Try Before You Buy" https://www.hpe.com/us/en/servers/integrated-lights-out-ilo.html

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

if this is the only solution I would consider to save an image of the system now and keep it for future use.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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AseK
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Re: Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

Hi Fourspeed,

 

Thanks for the tip!

- I am wondering what generation of ML110 you have?

- Did you find Windows Server 2016 drivers to your computer or did you go without problems with Windows Server 2012R2 drivers?

- I am asking this because I have myself a DL120G7 and cannot find any official support for Windows Server 2016 ( my thread here https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/DL120G7-P410-Windows-2016-Support/m-p/6938121/highlight/true#M156348 )

Thanks,

AseK

Fourspeed
Occasional Contributor

Re: Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

ML110 G9

HP's support site has 2016 drivers for this server.

 

AseK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Loading Windows Server 2016 on Proliant UEFI

Hi Fourspeed,

 

Thanks for your fast reply!

 

//AseK