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HP 124708-001 - ProLiant Cluster - 1850 Implementation Manual

Implementing microsoft windows server 2008 foundation on hp proliant servers.
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Implementing Microsoft
2008 Foundation on HP ProLiant servers
integration note
Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Foundation................................................................................... 2
Understanding Windows Server 2008 Foundation............................................................................... 2
Obtaining Windows Server 2008 Foundation ..................................................................................... 2
Comparing Windows Server 2008 editions ........................................................................................ 2
Windows Server 2008 Foundation features ........................................................................................ 3
Supported configurations ...................................................................................................................... 5
Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 5
Recommended ProLiant server platforms.............................................................................................. 6
Supported components for ProLiant servers ............................................................................................. 7
Installing Windows Server 2008 Foundation overview ............................................................................. 7
Pre-installation tasks.......................................................................................................................... 7
HP ProLiant Support Pack...................................................................................................................... 7
Obtaining the PSP ............................................................................................................................ 8
Installing the PSP .............................................................................................................................. 8
Installing HP ProLiant ML/DL 300 Series via the SmartStart Media............................................................. 9
Installing HP ProLiant ML/DL 100 Series Servers via the Easy Setup CD ..................................................... 9
Installing Windows Server 2008 Foundation......................................................................................... 10
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 11
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 11
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    Implementing Microsoft Windows Server ® ® 2008 Foundation on HP ProLiant servers integration note Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Foundation................... 2 Understanding Windows Server 2008 Foundation................2 Obtaining Windows Server 2008 Foundation ..................2 Comparing Windows Server 2008 editions ..................2 Upgrading Windows Server 2008 Foundation to Windows Server 2008 Standard.........

  • Page 2: Introduction To Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Understanding Windows Server 2008 Foundation

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

  • Page 3: Upgrading Windows Server 2008 Foundation To Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Foundation Features

    Upgrading Windows Server 2008 Foundation to Windows Server 2008 Standard Microsoft supports upgrading Windows Server 2008 Foundation to Windows Server 2008 Standard. Microsoft does not support upgrades from the following OSs to Windows Server 2008 Foundation: • Windows Server 2008 •...

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    Table 2. Windows Server 2008 Foundation configuration details Feature Description Windows Server 2008 Foundation provides access to a maximum of 8 GB of available memory. With a 64-bit platform, you can access available RAM that exceeds the 4-GB limitation that is imposed by 32-bit systems. Failover Cluster You cannot deploy Windows Server 2008 Foundation as a failover cluster node.

  • Page 5: Recommended System Configuration

    Supported configurations Windows Server 2008 Foundation should load and run on any HP server listed in “Recommended ProLiant server platforms” section of this document when the server meets the recommended hardware configuration established by Microsoft. Carefully review this document for the recommended system configuration and possible issues that might be encountered.

  • Page 6: Recommended Proliant Server Platforms

    NOTE Available disk space refers to the free disk space on the • partition to contain the system files. Additional space is required to copy the Windows Server 2008 Foundation CD contents to the hard disk during installation. Refer to the Microsoft website for any system requirement •...

  • Page 7: Installing Windows Server 2008 Foundation Overview, Pre-installation Tasks, Hp Proliant Support Pack

    Supported components for ProLiant servers HP recommends using the drivers available on the Windows Server 2008 Foundation media. The HP ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Version 8.25 is supported with Windows Server 2008 Foundation on the following ProLiant series servers: •...

  • Page 8: Obtaining The Psp, Installing The Psp

    For more information and to download the latest PSP, see the HP ProLiant Support Pack website www.hp.com/servers/psp. NOTE The PSP installs automatically at the end of the assisted path installation. It does not need to be initiated to perform a manual installation of Windows Server 2008 Foundation.

  • Page 9: Installing Hp Proliant Ml/dl 300 Series Via The Smartstart Media

    After selecting the bundle for all hosts being updated, open the Select Items to be Installed screen to complete the following tasks: – Select the components to be installed. – Configure the components, if necessary. – Review failed dependencies before installation. –...

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    Installing Windows Server 2008 Foundation To install the Windows Server 2008 Foundation installation, complete the following steps: Make sure that the server has a DVD drive (either native to the system or attached). NOTE A license key may be required to use iLO virtual media with HP ProLiant ML or HP ProLiant DL servers.

  • Page 11: 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 Foundation Home www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx page Call to action Send comments about this paper to: TechCom@HP.com ©...

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