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HP 117755-003 - ProSignia - 740 Implementation Manual

Implementing microsoft windows 2000 with service pack 4 on proliant servers.
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Service Pack 4 on ProLiant servers
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 on ProLiant servers integration note, 7 edition Abstract.............................. 3 Introduction............................3 Planning considerations ........................3 Installation considerations ......................... 4 Upgrade/migration considerations ....................4 Supported server platforms ........................5 Supported software..........................9 Supported management options and agents ..................10 Supported storage options ........................

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    PCI Hot Plug............................24 Teamed NICs ............................ 25 Troubleshooting ..........................26 Installation issues and solutions for Windows 2000 ................27 Feature implementation ........................30 Conclusion............................33 Appendix a HP ProLiant server features ....................34 For more information.......................... 35 Call to action ............................ 35...

  • Page 3: Abstract

    Abstract This integration note provides information on installing, implementing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server on HP ProLiant servers for network administrators and field service engineers. It contains information on Windows 2000 implementations with Microsoft Service Pack 4 (SP4) applied. It also includes information on the lifecycle status of the Windows 2000 product family at Microsoft and provides information about Windows 2000 Server availability and support on ProLiant servers from HP.

  • Page 4: Installation Considerations

    design changes requests, and non-security hotfixes. The Windows 2000 family entered the marketplace in February 2000 and remains a robust, mature product. While HP continues to support Windows 2000 Server family on HP ProLiant servers that were announced before June 30, 2006, HP no longer sells the Windows 2000 product. Contact a Microsoft reseller for product information.

  • Page 5: Supported Server Platforms

    Supported server platforms Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server are supported on the HP ProLiant and Prosignia servers listed in Table 1. Table 1 also lists the latest ROMPaq version for the HP ProLiant server family at the time of this publication and Prosignia platforms supported during the initial release of Windows 2000.

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    Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ProLiant BL10e G2 08/05/2005 ProLiant BL20p 05/01/2004 ProLiant BL20p G2 (2.8 09/16/2004 GHz+) ProLiant BL20p G3 02/14/2006 ProLiant BL20p G4 06/14/2006 ProLiant BL25p 08/31/2005 ProLiant BL30p 06/01/2005 ProLiant BL35p 03/01/2006 ProLiant BL40p 09/15/2004 ProLiant BL45p 08/31/2005 ProLiant 460c...

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    Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ProLiant DL360 G4p 02/14/2006 ProLiant DL360 G5 09/18/2006 ProLiant DL380 02/18/2003 ProLiant DL380 G2 05/01/2004 ProLiant DL380 G3 09/15/2004 ProLiant DL380 G4 04/24/2006 ProLiant DL380 G5 09/18/2006 ProLiant DL385 03/01/2006 ProLiant DL560 09/15/2005 ProLiant DL580 02/17/2002 ProLiant DL580 G2...

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    Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ProLiant ML330 G3 10/11/05 ProLiant ML350 D02/F02 05/30/2003 D04/F04 11/15/2002 ProLiant ML350 G2 11/01/2003 ProLiant ML350 G3 09/15/2004 ProLiant ML350 G4 02/15/2006 ProLiant ML350 G4p 02/15/2006 ProLiant ML350 G5 09/27/2006 ProLiant ML370 12/18/2002 ProLiant ML370 G2 05/01/2004 ProLiant ML370 G3...

  • Page 9: Supported Software

    Supported software Table 2 below lists supported utilities and the minimum version needed for Microsoft Windows 2000. Table 2. Supported utilities for Windows 2000 Utility Minimum Location Version Array Configuration Utility HP Systems Insight Manager Server Diagnostics S11.01 A System Configuration...

  • Page 10: Supported Management Options And Agents

    Utility Minimum Location Version Remote Insight Lights- 1.21 A Out Edition Group Administration Utility Version Control 1.0.1288.1 Repository Manager -- Promotional Version Supported management options and agents Table 3 lists supported management options and driver revisions needed to interface with Microsoft Windows 2000.

  • Page 11: Supported Storage Options

    Table 4 lists supported management agents provided with Microsoft Windows 2000. Table 4. Supported agents for Windows 2000 Agent Version Location Foundation agent HP Support & drivers website: Storage agent NIC agent Server agent Version control agent 1.0.3085.0 Supported storage options Table 5 below lists supported storage options and driver revisions needed to interface with Windows...

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    Option Driver Location Fibre Channel Filter Driver CPQFCFTR.SYS PSP 6.30A Fibre Channel Array CPQFCAC.SYS PSP 6.30A Smart Array 4200, Smart Array 4250ES, and CPQARRY2.SYS PSP 6.30A Integrated Smart Array Controllers SMART SCSI, SMART-2, Smart Array 221 RAID, CPQARRAY.SYS PSP 6.30A; see Notes 2 and Smart Array 3100ES RAID and SMART Array 3200 RAID Controllers 32-bit Fast-Wide SCSI-2 Controller /E...

  • Page 13: Supported Network Interface Controllers (nics)

    Option Driver Location NOTE 1: Many of these devices have firmware upgrades available through the Options ROMPaq. The latest version of the Options ROMPaq can be downloaded from bin/hpsupport/ NOTE 2: CPQARRAY.SYS is included on the Windows 2000 CD. After installing Windows 2000, update the driver with the CPQARRAY.SYS included on SP10633 to ensure the highest level of service and reliability.

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    Driver Location NC373T/F/M/i:: for x86 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A for x 64 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A NC374M: for x86 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A for x 64 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A NC380T: for x86 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A for x 64 systems BXVBDX.SYS PSP 6.30A NC6170:...

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    Driver Location HP 100 FDDI PCI DAS UTP SKFPWIN.SYS Included on Windows 2000 CD Controller HP 100 FDDI PCI SAS UTP SKFPWIN.SYS Included on Windows 2000 CD Controller HP 100 FDDI PCI SAS Fiber-MIC SKFPWIN.SYS Included on Windows 2000 CD Controller HP 32-Bit DualSpeed Token Ring NETFLX.SYS...

  • Page 16: Support Video

    Driver Location Netelligent 10/100 TX NETFLX3.SYS PSP 6.30A Embedded UTP/AUI Netelligent 10/100TX PCI UTP NETFLX3.SYS PSP 6.30A Controller Netelligent 10 TX PCI UTP NETFLX3.SYS PSP 6.30A Controller Netelligent 10/100 TX NETFLX3.SYS PSP 6.30A Netelligent 10/100 TX WOL PCI N100NT5.SYS Included on Windows 2000 CD UTP - Intel Netelligent 10 T/2 PCI UTP NETFLX3.SYS...

  • Page 17: Cluster Configurations

    To use Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, configuration must meet the requirements described in Table Table 7. Microsoft Windows 2000 Server configuration requirements Feature Minimum configuration Recommended configuration Processor (support for up to 4 133-MHz Pentium compatible Pentium II or better processors) 233 MHz or greater 128 MB...

  • Page 18: System Roms And Option Roms For Microsoft Windows 2000

    There is a support matrix for each HP Cluster that details components representing quality-tested and supported HP Cluster configurations. Using the following website, select the appropriate operating system and storage platforms, and then refer to the row of deliverables that are relevant to the cluster configuration require. The HP Cluster Configuration Support website can be found at http:/ System ROMs and option ROMs for Microsoft Windows...

  • Page 19: Support Software

    Support software The following software packages facilitate the installation, optimize system performance, and manage the Windows 2000 environment: • Management agents • Server Diagnostics • PSP for Windows 2000 Prosignia and HP ProLiant systems sold prior to development of ROM-based setup tools (RBSU) use the following CD-based utilities to configure the server prior to OS installation: •...

  • Page 20: Smartstart Configuration

    • Array Configuration Utility ( • System Configuration Utility ( These utilities are not required for servers with RBSU/ORCA. SmartStart configuration If performing a fresh installation to an empty hard drive, HP recommends that using SmartStart to configure the server. SmartStart provides assisted, manual, and replicated installation approaches to setting up the pre-OS installation and installing the necessary software after the OS installation.

  • Page 21: Features

    Advanced Server Edition, the Help files can be found at us/windowsserver/2000/default.aspx. After the server operating system installation is completed, run SETUP.EXE to launch the PSP for Windows 2000. This installation utility analyzes the system configuration and installs all necessary HP device drivers.

  • Page 22: Management Agents

    will be familiar. Other feature changes include HP Management Agents for Windows 2000, PCI Hot Plug implementation, NIC teaming, and mixed processor steppings. Management agents Management agents, by default, are installed with the PSP for Windows 2000. In Windows 2000, the default security setting for SNMP communities is READ ONLY.

  • Page 23: Hp Proliant Essentials Workload Management Pack

    HP ProLiant servers offering iLO capability are listed in Appendix a and updated regularly at HP ProLiant Essentials Workload Management Pack Developed exclusively for Windows 2000, HP ProLiant Essentials Workload Management Pack featuring Resource Partitioning Manager (RPM) increases the stability and availability of applications under Windows 2000 to allow customers to confidently deploy multiple applications on a single server.

  • Page 24: Pre-boot Execution Environment (pxe)

    Pre-boot eXecution environment (PXE) PXE allows a new or existing system to boot over the network and download software, including Windows 2000, which is stored on a management or deployment server at another location on the network. PXE automates setting up and configuring new systems, enables decentralized software distribution, and remote troubleshooting and repairs.

  • Page 25: Teamed Nics

    Figure 2 shows an example of the interface screen for PCI Hot Plug in Windows 2000. PCI Hot Plug Unplug/Eject screen Figure 2. HP Storage Agents Release 4.60 and later support the hot add and hot remove of storage controllers. Teamed NICs HP engineers developed a new driver to team NICs and better utilize them in a Windows 2000 Server environment.

  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Driver Files Search Results screen Figure 4. Install the NIC teaming driver from PSP for Windows 2000 Version 5.16A or later by following the instructions provided with the Support Pack. Figure 5 displays the PCI Hot Plug Unplug/Eject icon in the lower right-hand corner. Select the icon to add or remove any PCI Hot Plug devices.

  • Page 27: Installation Issues And Solutions For Windows 2000

    Installation issues and solutions for Windows 2000 This section provides information on installation-related topics to help successfully implement Windows 2000. Table 9. Windows 2000 Server installation issues Issue 1 Certain Smart Array controllers and associated storage devices are not visible in Smart Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and cannot be configured on HP ProLiant servers with Windows 2000 SP4 or SP3 Hotfix.

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    Issue 2 The HP ProLiant Storage System hardware device (SCSI backplane) needs the HP driver to display in Device Manager Description The HP ProLiant Storage System device displays correctly if the HP 32-bit SCSI Controller Driver (available on PSP for Windows 2000) is loaded and the system restarted.

  • Page 29

    Issue 7 Anomalies associated with adding EISA/ISA bus options Description After hot plugging a hard drive in a storage drive bay, selecting Rescan Disks might result in Windows 2000 failing to identify the drive and displaying this error message: Solution “Unsafe Removal of Device: You have unplugged or ejected a device without stopping it.

  • Page 30: Feature Implementation

    Issue 11 Using the F6 key to install HP drivers Description Press the F6 key to interrupt the text mode setup and install OEM-supplied drivers at the prompt: Press F6 to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver. However, HP drivers loaded through this procedure will be replaced with the drivers on the Windows 2000 CD during installation.

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    Issue 14 Device Manager shows error for the VGA and VGASave devices on a Prosignia 200 Server Description Under Device Manager | Show Hidden Devices, the VGASave device displays with a yellow bang and the VGA device is grayed out. Both show the same message under Device Status on the Properties screen: This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.

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    Issue 20 Adding an EISA fibre channel controller Description With the server shut down and power removed from the server, install the EISA fibre channel controller in the server by following the procedures detailed below in the "Solution." Solution To install the controller: 1.

  • Page 33: Conclusion

    Ensure that the latest version of CPQFCALM.SYS is readily available. 1. Select Next | Display. IMPORTANT Do not select Search for a suitable driver for my device. Using this method will result in the OS not allowing the user to load CPQFCALM.SYS for the Fibre Channel controller.

  • Page 34: Appendix A Hp Proliant Server Features

    Appendix a HP ProLiant server features HP ProLiant server features Table 11. Servers RBSU Online Hot-Plug Setup Spare Mirrored Memory Memory Prosignia 720 HP ProLiant BL10e HP ProLiant BL10e G2 HP ProLiant BL20p HP ProLiant BL20p G2 HP ProLiant BL40p HP ProLiant DL320 HP ProLiant DL320 G2 HP ProLiant DL360 G2...

  • Page 35: For More Information

    For more information Resource Web address HP Support Page for Windows Server 2000 dows2000_index.html HP ProLiant Server Support Matrix Global Limited Warranty for HP ProLiant and X86 Servers and Options Microsoft Windows 2000 Support Site Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle Call to action...

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