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Setup First Time

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Setup First Time

We have just bought An ML370 G2 Server With the additional Hardware:
3 x Hot plug Scsi HDD 36.4GB
Scsi 20 / 40 Internal Dat Drive
Smart Array 5i Controller

What I need to know is in which order do i install this equipment?

Do i install the Smart Array Controller With all three HDD and start the machine?

How Do I Boot The Server Up For the First time to configure the Smart array and HDD

How Do install the OS ....

What is the best way to configure the hard drives ???

I wish to try and set the server up personnaly... if i fail then i can call the experts in!!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Thankyou in advance
Mark Cloutier
Respected Contributor

Re: Setup First Time

You can install all of these components before you start configuring your server. When done, boot with the Smart start CD you received with this server and follow the on screen steps. This will configure your server, create your raid set and logical drive and if you select the assisted integration method of installation, it will also have you install the operating system with minimal hassles. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-OK-COMPAQ.
We are here for a good time, not a long time!
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Setup First Time

SAB1 see my reply in your other query re 5300 & HDD