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Re: BL20p Installation How to?

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BL20p Installation How to?

I jave BL20p servers (6Nos.) how can i install these servers.

Do i have to install it one by one os can i install simultaneously,if yes HOW?

Pls clear this and tell me the way out.

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Re: BL20p Installation How to?


There are several ways to install blade servers. Assuming you talking about the Operating System and the fact that you do not have access to a local CD/keyboard/mouse/monitor...

To quickly answer your questions.. no and yes.

Using a package called RDP - Rapid Deployment Pack, you can simultaneously install an OS or deploy an imaged OS to BL20p servers many at a time. Usually, a Blade Enclosure comes with licenses for RDP and the server console software is freely available. You just need a server to set it up on and a network device (hub, switch, etc) to connect everything.

Alternatively, you can attempt to use the iLo management port to mount a virtual CD to the server and boot from it. This case would be "one-by-one". You can also try to use a USB CD-ROM. NOt sure if they are supported yet to boot from, but it has been a while since I played with some BL20p's

Additionally, Microsoft has a similar package to RDP called ADS.

Ask about any of these and we can talk further.

Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage, Servers, and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5, vSphere 6.x)
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Occasional Contributor

Re: BL20p Installation How to?

Thanks Steven,

RDP is there but how to use it.
do i need to install the first server and replicate the things to others or RDP can install all 6 servers simulteneously.

pls tell me the steps so that i can start with the installation.....