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HP 124708-001 - ProLiant Cluster - 1850 Implementation Manual

Implementing microsoft windows server 2008 on hp proliant servers.
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Implementing Microsoft Windows Server
2008 on HP ProLiant servers
integration note, 2
nd
Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 3
Introduction to Windows Server 2008.................................................................................................... 3
Server Core Installations ................................................................................................................... 4
Server Roles .................................................................................................................................... 4
Read-Only Domain Controllers........................................................................................................... 5
Networking requirements .................................................................................................................. 5
Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) .................................................................................. 5
Supported configurations .................................................................................................................. 6
Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 7
Recommended ProLiant server platforms ................................................................................................. 8
Supported components for ProLiant servers ........................................................................................... 10
Software drivers............................................................................................................................. 10
Management software .................................................................................................................... 10
Storage options ............................................................................................................................. 11
Tape options ................................................................................................................................. 13
Network interface controllers ........................................................................................................... 14
IPMI and WS-Management ................................................................................................................. 15
IPMI and WS-Management for the HP ProLiant 100 Series servers ....................................................... 16
Failover Clustering ............................................................................................................................. 16
Storage requirements...................................................................................................................... 17
Configuring EVA host connections.................................................................................................... 17
Pre-installation tasks........................................................................................................................ 18
Installation procedure ..................................................................................................................... 18
Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 .......................................................... 19
Upgrade policies ........................................................................................................................... 20
Installing the ProLiant Support Pack ...................................................................................................... 20
Getting PSP updates ....................................................................................................................... 20
NIC Teaming driver........................................................................................................................ 20
Appendix A: known issues and workarounds ........................................................................................ 23
ProLiant servers with Windows Server 2008 ..................................................................................... 23
Windows Server 2008 ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) ........................................................................... 24
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TCP/IP ........................................................................................................................................ 5
NDIS 6.0 .................................................................................................................................... 5
IPv6 ............................................................................................................................................ 5

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    Implementing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers integration note, 2 edition Abstract.............................. 3 Introduction to Windows Server 2008....................3 Server Core Installations ........................4 Server Roles ............................ 4 Read-Only Domain Controllers......................5 Networking requirements ........................5 TCP/IP ............................5 NDIS 6.0 ............................

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    For more information ........................26 Call to action ............................ 26...

  • Page 3: Abstract, Introduction To Windows Server

    Abstract This integration note describes the level of support available for Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers. The purpose of this paper is to assist customers during installation of the Windows Server 2008 operating system (OS). For more information, visit the HP website: www.hp.com/go/ws2008.

  • Page 4: Server Core Installations, Server Roles

    Server Core Installations Windows Server 2008 offers server core as a minimum installation option providing a reduced, more secure OS footprint. Administrators utilize the command line to install select roles and features on a server-core-based server. For additional information about command line, see the Microsoft website: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/552ed70a-208d-48c4-8da8- 2e27b530eac71033.mspx?mfr=true.

  • Page 5: Read-only Domain Controllers, Networking Requirements, Tcp/ip, Ndis 6.0, Ipv6, Windows Hardware Error Architecture (whea)

    Read-Only Domain Controllers Windows Server 2008 introduces a new type of domain controller (DC), the read-only domain controller (RODC). This DC hosts read-only partitions of the Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) database. An RODC provides a secure solution for DC deployments to remote sites that require fast and reliable authentication but do not necessarily have adequate physical security for the deployed servers.

  • Page 6: Supported Configurations

    WHEA support is enabled for the following servers. (See for ROM details for these servers): Table 2 • ProLiant BL servers: – ProLiant BL460c – ProLiant BL465c – ProLiant BL480c – ProLiant BL680c G5 – ProLiant BL685c • ProLiant DL servers: –...

  • Page 7: Recommended System Configuration

    Recommended system configuration The recommended system configurations listed in this section are established by Microsoft for Windows Server 2008 base OS installations. Table 1. Recommended system configuration as established by Microsoft Component Requirement Processor • Minimum: 1 GHz • Recommended: 2 GHz RAM per processor Minimum: 512 MB •...

  • Page 8: Recommended Proliant Server Platforms

    Recommended ProLiant server platforms Table 2 lists the ProLiant servers, ROM version, and ROM date that support Windows Server 2008. Refer to the following web resources to assist in determining the ROM version and family of the supported ProLiant server. •...

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    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ProLiant DL145 G3 DL145G3 12/01/06 ProLiant DL320 G3 07/16/07 ProLiant DL320 G4 07/16/06 ProLiant DL320 G5 08/21/07 ProLiant DL320s 04/06/07 ProLiant DL360 G4 07/16/07 ProLiant DL360 G4p 07/16/07...

  • Page 10: Supported Components For Proliant Servers, Software Drivers, Management Software

    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ProLiant ML350 G4p 07/16/07 ProLiant ML350 G5* 08/21/07 ProLiant ML370 G4 07/19/07 ProLiant ML370 G5* 08/21/07 ProLiant ML570 G3 02/09/06 ProLiant ML570 G4 08/02/07 * WHEA support is enabled for this server.

  • Page 11: Storage Options

    Storage options Table 3 lists supported ProLiant storage options and recommended driver revisions needed to interface with Windows Server 2008. HP has updated the ProLiant Support Pack 8.00 for Windows Server 2008 with the latest drivers. This package is available on the HP website: www.hp.com/go/ws2008.

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    Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.00 Windows Full Server media Core Ultra 320 SCSI: Integrated Dual Channel SYMMPI.SYS Ultra320 SCSI Controller 64-bit/13-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter 64-bit/13-MHz Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters: Qlogic:...

  • Page 13: Tape Options

    Server media Core Autoloader: StorageWorks 35-GB POWERFIL.SYS StorageWorks 8/16 ADICSC.SYS Cartridge DLT StorageWorks HP116N32.SYS SSL1016 Cartridge Library, Compaq DLT 15: Model 15/30 HPMC.SYS Model 20/40 Model 35/70 Mini-Library, StorageWorks: MSL5000 Series LIBXPRMC.SYS SSL2020 AIT TL881 DLT TL891 DLT Tape drives: DAT (all models) HPDAT.SYS...

  • Page 14: Network Interface Controllers

    Table 4. Supported ProLiant tape options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.00 Windows Full Server media Core StorageWorks: HPDAT.SYS DAT Autoloader 72*6 HPDATCHG.SYS DAT Autoloader 72*10 NOTE: Many of these devices have firmware upgrades available through variations of the Options ROMPaq. The latest version of each Options ROMPaq is available on the software and drivers website: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductRoot.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135.

  • Page 15: Ipmi And Ws-management

    Table 5. Supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs Gigabit NIC Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.00 Windows Full Server media Core NC360T N1E5132.SYS NC360m N1E5132E.SYS NC364T NC364m NC370T/F/i BXVBDX.SYS NC371i BXVBDA.SYS NC373T/F/M/i NC374M NC380T NC7761 Q57XP32.SYS NC7771 Q57AMD64.SYS NC7782 PCI-X NC7781 Q57XP32.SYS (PCI-X LOM for 32-bit systems)

  • Page 16: Ipmi And Ws-management For The Hp Proliant 100 Series Servers

    IPMI and WS-Management for the HP ProLiant 100 Series servers The HP ProLiant 100 Series servers listed in Table 6 contain a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). Table 6. Supported ProLiant 100 Series Servers with Baseboard Management Controller Server platform ROM family Minimum ROM date ProLiant DL140 G2 DL140G2...

  • Page 17: Storage Requirements, Configuring Eva Host Connections

    Storage requirements Ensure that the following conditions are met for failover clusters: • Because improvements in failover clusters require that the storage respond correctly to specific SCSI commands, the storage must follow the SCSI Primary Commands-3 (SPC-3) standard. In particular, the storage must support Persistent Reservations as specified in the SPC-3 standard.

  • Page 18: Windows Server 2008 Installation For 32-bit And 64-bit Editions On Proliant Servers, Pre-installation Tasks

    Windows Server 2008 installation for 32-bit and 64-bit editions on ProLiant servers Server deployment of Windows Server 2008 is supported through manual and assisted path installation options. Use the steps below to complete a manual install of Windows Server 2008. Pre-installation tasks To prepare for installation, ensure that the following conditions are met: The server selected for installation is listed as a recommended system platform in Table 2.

  • Page 19: Upgrading From Windows Server 2003 To Windows Server 2008

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. IMPORTANT Unlike other Microsoft OSs, the F6 option for updating drivers is not available during the Windows Server 2008 installation. If a boot controller driver is not found, Microsoft has added the option to inject a driver during install through the “Update Driver”...

  • Page 20: Upgrade Policies, Installing The Proliant Support Pack, Getting Psp Updates, Nic Teaming Driver

    FTP site at either of the following: – For Windows Server 2008 x64 edition: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/supportsoftware/ZIP/psp-8.00.w2k8.x64.exe. – For Windows Server 2008 x32 edition: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/supportsoftware/ZIP/psp-8.00.w2k8.i386.exe. • SmartStart 7.90 and its corresponding PSP will not support Windows Server 2008 and should not be used in a Windows Server 2008 test environment.

  • Page 21: Installing The Psp

    Installing the PSP Once you download the PSP self-extracting executable, complete the following steps: Go to the directory where the PSP executable is saved. NOTE When installing the PSP on a system running Server Core, you must execute the executables rather than double-clicking on them.

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    If one (or more) component(s) did not install successfully, complete the following steps: – Exit HP Smart Update Manager. – Make corrections to your environment. – Restart the application to install the components that had problems.

  • Page 23: Appendix A: Known Issues And Workarounds, Proliant Servers With Windows Server 2008

    Appendix A: known issues and workarounds ProLiant servers with Windows Server 2008 Table A-1 lists the known issues with ProLiant servers with Windows Server 2008. Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers (Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 editions) Issue Details Issue 1 The write cache and advanced performance drive policies do not stay on Smart Array logical...

  • Page 24: Windows Server 2008 Proliant Support Pack (psp), Windows Server 2008 Proliant Support Pack (psp)

    Windows Server 2008 ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) Table A-2 provides a list of the known issues with installing the PSP. Table A-2. Known issues with the PSP Issue Details The G5 NIC drivers are not found on the Windows Server 2008 media. Issue 1 Description The drivers were not available at the time of submission for inclusion in the Windows...

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    Table A-2. Known issues with the PSP Issue Details Workaround To install a Windows Server 2008 network adapter interface on Windows Server 2008, complete the following steps: 1. Locate cp006316.exe in your PSP folder. Execute this component and select Extract. Remember the name of the directory where the drivers are being placed. 2.

  • Page 26: For More Information, Call To Action

    For more information For additional information, refer to the resources listed below. Source Hyperlink HP and Microsoft Frontline Partnership www.hp.com/go/microsoft website Microsoft website www.microsoft.com Windows Server 2008 Home page www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx Call to action Send comments about this paper to: TechCom@HP.com ©...

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