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CA1233388
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ProLiant 5000 general...

I've acquired a ProLiant 5000 to use essentially for cheap storage and have a few questions as a consequence:

1) Recommended Video Card Upgrade
2) Where can I get the RPS option kit (tower version) and where does it fit in the case? Any documentation for it?
3) Any gotchas with Operating Systems (I plan to stick with Windows Server) other than the 2003 single processor issue?
4) What's the biggest capacity SCSI Ultra Wide drive I can put in the rack?
5) Can I use the system board SCSI connector to connect to a ProLiant Storage System / F1 if the Smart 2/SL card is hooked up to the internal rack? or would it need to be attached to my second Smart 2/SL card?
6) If I want to do duplexing must I use the Smart 2/DH card?
7) How do I install the Utilities to the System Partition?
8) Best version of smartstart to use? (and should it boot from the SmartStart CD-ROM?)

Sorry for the list... documentation is getting thin on the ground! Thanks!
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CA1233388
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Re: ProLiant 5000 general...

oh and how do I get it to stop asking me to F1 F9 or F10 on every single boot???
Oleg Koroz
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Re: ProLiant 5000 general...

1) Recomendation usually make manufactory, in your case somone have to share info what they use
2) Redundant Power Supply 488 W 163828-001
3) http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/1109.html?locale=en_US&prodSeriesId=254879
4) with Controller that you use recomended 36GB
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/ProLiant5000/quickspecs.html
5) not clear
6) if you have duplex backplane, you can use any supported controller
7) System Partition it's Utility, you can't install nothing extra to it (aprox 36MB from Drive space)
8) 5.5 or lower use 4.x
9) F10 search for F1 function enable/disable