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Document overview This document provides an overview of the complete installation process of an HP BladeSystem c-Class solution. In this document, the term "blade" can include server blades, storage blades, or workstation blades. Before you begin A. Research and develop a solution To begin researching the HP BladeSystem solution, see the HP BladeSystem technical resources website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).
The following items are available on the HP Bladesystem documentation • website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation): Useful links to BladeSystem technical information like Quick Specs and Customer advisories The installation checklist, used to collect information needed for installation and configuration User documentation, such as user guides, quick install cards, and troubleshooting information Copies of all the material included with the enclosure Numerous white papers and technical briefs on various BladeSystem...
B. Install the components Before installing front or rear components into the enclosure, review enclosure bay numbering for each component. Install any options, such as processor, memory, mezzanine card, or hard drive, into each blade. Based on the total number ordered and the planned configuration, install the following components: •...
Enclosure configuration A. Run the Insight Display wizard When the enclosure is powered up for the first time, the HP BladeSystem Insight Display launches an installation wizard to guide the rack technician through the initial configuration process. Be sure to have the Installation Checklist available to record important information, such as the Onboard Administrator IP address, gathered while running the installation wizard.
Interconnect module configuration Each interconnect module ships with a default configuration. For customized configuration or advanced port mapping, see the installation instructions that ship with each interconnect module. To configure HP Virtual Connect modules, see the HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem User Guide on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).
Use iLO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM to install the operating system from a • CD/DVD-ROM drive on the network. For more information, see the server blade user guide and the HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 User Guide on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out). Use a USB DVD-ROM drive and a local I/O cable to install the operating •...
Essentials management software. After installation completes, log in to HP SIM using the credentials supplied during the installation process, and follow the instructions on the Getting Started pop-up to complete installation and configuration. For more information, see the HP Insight Control Management Software portfolio at the HP website (http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/index.html?jumpi d=servers/proliant/manage).