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SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Hi,

I have 3x DL380 G1 Servers and need to rebuild them and have lost all the CD's and Manuals.

Can you please advise what version of SmartStart I require for this (I think it's 5.50) but if you could confirm I would really appreciate it.

Also are the SmartStart CD Images the only things I'll need to update firmware / drivers etc or do I need other bits and pieces for that.

Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Matt
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Matt:

Yes, you should use SmartStart 5.50 to configure the DL380 G1 servers as this is by far the easiest method of building them. You can order the CD from HP for around $25.00 here:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/subscription/ssphone.html
Make sure to get SmartStart 5.50 as later versions will not work with these server.

You can download all the manuals for the DL380 G1 from here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&locale=en_US&docIndexId=179911&taskId=101&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=254889

You can get all the latest drivers and software for the DL380 G1 here:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/1122.html?locale=en_US&prodSeriesId=254889

Just select your O/S of choice. The bios for these servers is also in the link above.

Let me know if you need any more help. -john

Hope this helps you! -john
"Now is the only thing that's real!"
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Hi John,

Thanks so much for your help, I really Appreciate it.


Thanks Again

Matt
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Glad i could be of help! -john
"Now is the only thing that's real!"
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

John,

Some thing I did forget to mention was that I intend to load Windows 2003 Standard on these server. Do I need to use a support pack for this... or do I just use smart start to build the drive array and then just load 2003 and any required drivers ?

PS. How's the weather in the states at the moment?

Thanks

Matt
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Matt:

The sun is shining and its nice and hot here in TX!

Ahhh... Windows 2003.

You will need to install the latest bios, here:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17424.html
This will give you the latest fixes and give you Windows 2003 support.

Now, Smart Start 5.50 will not give you an "assisted path" to install Windows 2003 so choose manual install path and be sure to select Windows as the intended O/S. Once your array is configured and you have built your System Partition, then you will install the O/S manually from the windows media CD.

Once the system is built, you will need to load the latest ProLiant Support Pack (PSP):
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/19614.html
This will complete the install except for the O/S patches and your application(s).

Here is a link to all the drivers and software you will need to install for this server:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/69_1122.html

HINT: You may want to make the NIC driver diskette in advance (or have access to a browser on a working system) in case the install process cannot detect it off the bat.

I hope this helps you! Let me know if you need anything else?
-john
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

As we say here in Sunny Australia...

You are a Legend !!!

Thanks for your help again.

Matt
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Re: SmartStart CD's for DL380 G1 servers

Annoyingly enough I bought my SmartStart CD from HP ($28.11 including tax & shipping) only to find out you CAN download it:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=801747