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SD Boot for your OSes? No way? Yes way! All accomplished with the HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2

‎03-13-2014 11:41 AM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:02 AM


Have you ever wanted a different way to handle the installation of your operating system (OS) versus using the direct attach storage in your server? Have you ever been concerned about the cost of a hard drive needed just for your OS?  Do you have an unusual deployment situation where vibration could impact your OS installation?  Well the SD Boot option may be a solution for you. With the HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Server, the SD Card option is available for this need.




Using the HP SD Boot process is simple. HP Flash Media technology offers an efficient and reliable means for booting operating systems and in HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, we've made it easy.  Please read the whitepapers titled SD Boot: Using Secure Digital (SD) card technology for booting HP ProLiant servers for the complete process here:


Here's a quick summary of the 3 steps:


1. Have a reliable HP SD Boot card.  See the QuickSpecs for HP Flash Media Kits to choose the best size and type needed for your HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2


2.  Insert the HP Flash Media card into the SD Card port.


3.  Begin your Operating System deployment using HP Intelligent Provisioning.  Once you've powered up the server the HP Intelligent Provisioning can be easily accessed by pressing "F10".  Then click on Configure and Install and follow the prompts.  The tool will show your SD Card Configuration in the menu.  You complete your OS install as normal following the prompts for OS choice, Product key, etc.


SD Boot is SIMPLE!  For More details please see these resources:


HP Intelligent Provisioning Overview 

HP Intelligent Provisioning User Guide 


And remember, the HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Server provides essential performance and features delivering exceptional value, ideal for a business with a tight budget.  It allows your business to scale and grow as needed with support for up to two processors, 12 DIMM slots, 16 small form factor (SFF) or 8 large form factor (LFF) drives, 6 PCIe slots, and 8 USB ports.  Accommodating changing business needs is easier with the ML350e Gen8 v2 with its designed-in flexibility.


For more information about the HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 click here. 




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