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USB for Proliant 850R

 
Dennis Bell_1
Occasional Visitor

USB for Proliant 850R

I need to add USB capability to a PL-850R running Win2000Pro (the UPS needs USB - no serial cable available for shutdown software). I have tried adding a USB 1.0 card (the system config utility recognizes it as a PCI Card) but shortly after the system boots and loads the OS I get a blue screen with error message "Hardware failure" - removing the card allowed the server to boot. Are there any known USB cards that work with PL-850R?
4 REPLIES
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: USB for Proliant 850R

Hi,

As per the server configuration the server is having :
32-bit/33MHz PCI Slots (3)
As there are no such card support information for USB on server, but check for caqrd specification then go ahead.

Regards,
Prashant S.

Nothing is impossible
George Quist
Frequent Advisor

Re: USB for Proliant 850R

Hello there...

I have installed and used the Belkin USB2/Firewire PCI cards in several Proliant 1850R servers running Windows 2000 Server and all workd well..
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: USB for Proliant 850R

Hi,

What i was refering to is the speicifcations provided by HP/Compaq on support of same product.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
ernst limbrunner
Trusted Contributor

Re: USB for Proliant 850R

hi dennis

you can use any usb card that comes with a windows 2000 driver.

all your slots are 5 volt keyed - so you have the maximum choice. there are virtually no 3 volt only usb cards.

the pci controller does not care what function the card has (usb, nic, scsi).

so you simply cannot make a mistake. hw ressource conflicts are very seldom.

best regards
ernesto