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Re: issue deploying windows 2k3 x64 on BL460c

Occasional Contributor

issue deploying windows 2k3 x64 on BL460c

Hi there,

3 weeks ago, I installed Windows 2003 64 bits on a BL460C blade server (part number 416653-B21 ). I did a scripted installation through RDP 3.70 and installed all microsoft updates. I then did a sysprep capture through RDP and got an image of my server. I tested deploying this image on the same server with RDP sysprep deployment on a different set of hard disks. It worked perfectly. (did several tests with 3 different images)

3 days ago, I received new BL460C servers (part number 459486-B21) This a really recent release of BL460C. I tried to deploy the same image on these servers through RDP (sysprep deployment)and it went ok. The problem is that I get a blue screen during Windows startup... I tried several times with different images from my initial server and the issue remains. I took the HD's from my initial server and inserted them into the new and I did not get any blue screen, which means I apparently have compatible drivers... Windows runs correctly.
I then tried to insert the hard drives that came with the new servers into the initial one to deploy my image but there again I get a blue screen. The HD are not the same reference, the initila are 10K 72 GB disks while the new ones are 15K 72 GB.

Has anybody encountered similar issues ? I will be able to perform more tests next weeks so if anybody has an idea or some advice, thad would be nice to hear...

Regular Advisor

Re: issue deploying windows 2k3 x64 on BL460c

If it's got 2 processors, you might have to downgrade the firmware.

Try installing the newest System Rom, if that doesn't work, you may have to go back to this version, it worked for me.
Occasional Contributor

Re: issue deploying windows 2k3 x64 on BL460c

thanks for the reply.

I finally resolved this issue by updating the HD's with Firmware CD 8.00. The HD are now version HPD 7 and I got rid of these blue screens.
Firmware CD 7.91 never advised me that the HD were not at the right version and the 8.00 version was released really recently.