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Server2003 on DL360R1

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Server2003 on DL360R1

We have a Proliant DL360 first generation. We want to do a clean install of Server 2003. Using the SmartStart software that came with the server 2003 is not a choice. The newer versions (7.0 +)of SmartStart do not support generation 1. I have updated the system BIOS to P21 (11/15/2002). This versions says it adds support for Server2003.

So I guess what I need is a path for installation. Current the server is clean.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Steven Clementi
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Re: Server2003 on DL360R1


Grab the latest Smart Array driver and place it on a floppy. Boot the server with the Windows CD and when prompted, press F6 to supply the newer SA driver. Let the installl continue. When complete, install the latest PSP, 7.40A I believe is available.

Make sure you configure your RAID array and Logical Disk first. You should be able to use the Smart Start CD for that, or perhaps the bios utility, if available.

Steven Clementi
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Server2003 on DL360R1

With G1 use 5.5:

Installation steps would be close identical to

If smart Array Controller Firmware 1.50 you should have F8 option also W2K3 Driver for Smart Array Controller build-in (you do not need F6).