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SmartStart 8.7b2 boots into GUI - Proliant DL380 G6

sibbeast
Occasional Collector

SmartStart 8.7b2 boots into GUI - Proliant DL380 G6

Hi everyone,

So I managed to score a DL380 Gen6 off an auction. The auctioneer gave me a CD with SmartStart 8.7b2 and a flashdrive with the ISO of Win Sever 2008 r2. He said simply place the CD into the drive, boot into the CD through the boot options and you will see a GUI. Use the GUI to reconfigure the RAID to your choice and format the drives. Then use SmartStart to install the ISO of Server 2008 r2. 

Following his instructions, I plugged in the server, turned it on. Used the boot options to boot into the CD-ROM, (I have the USB with server 2008 connected in the back of the server). Once smartstart boots, I receive two options to choose from: 1) SmartStart 8.7 2)SmartStart 8.7 with fibre. I chose the former, it then boots into the CommandLine. Unfortunately, I do not know enough Linux to nagivate through the CommandLine and I am unsure of why the GUI is not working. 

Could someone guide me as to why I am unable to see the GUI or how to achieve my goals through the command line. 

Best

Sibtain

3 REPLIES
FabioC1
HPE Pro

Re: SmartStart 8.7b2 boots into GUI - Proliant DL380 G6

Hi, 

 

Normaly why you use this ISO - 8.70 B, last version - https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX-2e6c41afdb8c4c0d9bffce484c#tab-history

Put in CD or Pendrive format with media bootlable.

Can you use the - the USB Key Utility for Windows

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=1008862658&swItemId=MTX_360731071b404454b454390208&swEnvOid=4184#tab-history

 

FabioC1 - HPE Pro

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KingTony
Occasional Advisor

Re: SmartStart 8.7b2 boots into GUI - Proliant DL380 G6

Hi,

 

Put the CD on the drive, the mount the ISO. When you explore, you will be able to find a windows runable file that will bring a GUI for the updates..

 

Regards,

 

Kingstone

Enterprise Engineer
FabioC1
HPE Pro

Re: SmartStart 8.7b2 boots into GUI - Proliant DL380 G6

For updade online by widows server, do thi :

Explorer ISO -> folder "/hp/swpackages" and double click "hpsum.exe"

 

 

FabioC1 - HPE Pro

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