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Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2

Demitri
Occasional Visitor

Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2

Is there any way to install Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2 servers using SmartStart CD? The Windows 2008 option is shown but is greyed out and useless.
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Ali
HPE Pro

Re: Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2

Hi Demitri,

Windows 2008 is not support on ML570 G2 as per HP OS compatibility. Hence, you won't be able to use smartstart CD for assisted installation of windows 2008.

Check Windows Server Certification and Support Matrix for HP ProLiant server:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/windows/index.html#matrix

You may install windows 2008 directly using windows 2008 installation CD. It has all the generic driver. however, you may not get any support or driver from HP as it is not listed as a supported operating system on ML570 G2 server.

hope this helps,

thanks,
Aftab
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BadMonkey619
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2

Actually I got Windows 2008 Server 32-bit Standard without Hyper-V on my proliant ml570 g2. The built in VGA will not support it, so a cheap PCI standard video card will do. I tried the ATi / AMD cards I had, but it locks up the server with drivers being installed. Got a used Nvidia GeForce 5500 fx low profile card 256mb for five bucks at a E-Waste center and it works no problem with the Windows Vista 32-bit driver from Nvidia. So stick with an Nvidia PCI standard video card to help upgrade to 2008. The NIC (built in Ethernet port) is a Compaq NC3163 Fast Ethernet NIC driver from Windows 2003 to install that will work. Other than that... It works fine on Windows 2000/2003 settings in BIOS. And Windows 2008 Server 32-bit read all 4 sockets and PAE enabled.
BadMonkey619
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2008 on hp ML570 G2

Also the install was from a installation disc