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HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

 
krandall
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HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

i have a 2nd hp dl380 g6, the 1st is setup and running with windows server, i want the 2nd to be a storage, i have it ready with 16 x 900gb hdd, how do i set it up to show in windows server as a 2nd just for storage,

thanks in advance

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AmRa
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

You can only achieve this by Mapping a network drive of server with 16 x 900Gb HDD on existing working server.  Without OS on another server you cannot implement this configuration.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/map-a-network-drive-in-windows-10-29ce55d1-34e3-a7e2-4801-131475f9557d

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kira12
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

Hello,

if you need the 2nd as Network Storage just watch FreeNAS. Very simple to handle and run perfect. The Only think you should change your HDD Controller to a simple HBA...

best regards  ré

krandall
Frequent Visitor

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

thank you for the reply, i will have a look into FreeNAS, any ideas on how to configer the 2nd to boot via network or something without putting an OS on any harddrive.

regards

sudhirsingh
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

Hi,

San boot will be the ideal solution but that will cost you extra if you don't have an external storage.

 

Regards,

Sudhir

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krandall
Frequent Visitor

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

Not having much luck, surly there is a simple way to setup the server to boot to network so it shows up in Windows server then I can map the drives and do what I want with them.
kira12
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP DL380 G6 - how to setup with no operating system for storage

Hi,

the Server support netboot via pxe, some NICs supports also iScsi. All Unixlike OS can boot via Network. For pxe you need a Computer with TFTP and the netbootimage of the OS for your 2. Server.

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