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HP DL585 - ProLiant - G2 Integration Notes

Implementing microsoft windows server 2008 service pack 2 on hp servers.
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Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction to Windows Server 2008.................................................................................................... 2
Server Core Installations ................................................................................................................... 3
What's New in Service Pack 2.............................................................................................................. 3
Supported configurations .................................................................................................................. 4
Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 4
Recommended ProLiant server platforms ................................................................................................. 5
Recommended Integrity server platforms ................................................................................................. 8
Supported components for ProLiant servers ............................................................................................. 9
Software drivers............................................................................................................................... 9
Management software ...................................................................................................................... 9
Storage options ............................................................................................................................... 9
Tape options ................................................................................................................................. 12
Network interface controllers ........................................................................................................... 13
IPMI and WS-Management ................................................................................................................. 14
IPMI and WS-Management for HP ProLiant 100 Series servers ............................................................ 15
Failover Clustering ............................................................................................................................. 15
Storage requirements...................................................................................................................... 16
Configuring EVA host connections.................................................................................................... 16
Pre-installation tasks........................................................................................................................ 17
Installation procedure ..................................................................................................................... 17
Installing the ProLiant Support Pack ...................................................................................................... 18
Getting PSP updates ....................................................................................................................... 18
NIC Teaming driver........................................................................................................................ 19
Upgrading Integrity Servers from Windows Server 2008........................................................................ 20
Appendix A: known issues and workarounds ........................................................................................ 22
Known issues and workarounds with HP ProLiant servers .................................................................... 22
Known issues and workarounds with Integrity servers ......................................................................... 23
Known issues and workarounds with the ProLiant Support Pack ........................................................... 24
For more information ...................................................................................................................... 26
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 26
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    Implementing Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2008 Service Pack 2 on HP servers integration note Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction to Windows Server 2008....................2 Server Core Installations ........................3 What’s New in Service Pack 2......................3 Supported configurations ........................4 Recommended system configuration ....................4 Recommended ProLiant server platforms ....................

  • Page 2: Abstract, Introduction To Windows Server 2008, Introduction To Windows Server

    Abstract This integration note describes the level of support available for Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) RTM on HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers. The purpose of this paper is to assist customers during installation of the Windows Server 2008 operating system (OS) and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Installation.

  • Page 3: Server Core Installations, What's New In Service Pack 2, What's New In Service Pack

    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 4: Supported Configurations, Recommended System Configuration

    Service Pack 2 includes the following server OS enhancements: • Application compatibility updates • Hyper-V as a fully integrated feature of Windows Server 2008 • Improved power management policy that is up to 10% more efficient than the original in certain configurations including the ability to manage these settings through group policy •...

  • Page 5: Recommended Proliant Server Platforms

    Table 1. Recommended system configuration as established by Microsoft for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Component Requirement Monitor SVGA resolution (800x600) or higher Optical storage DVD drive Available disk space Minimum: 10 GB • Recommended: 40 GB •...

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    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) BL460c G6 02/24/09 BL465c 09/20/07 BL465c G5 08/05/08 BL480c 08/21/07 BL490c G6 02/24/09 BL495c G5 11/03/08 BL680c G5 10/18/07 BL685c...

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    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) DL320s 04/06/07 DL360 G4p 07/16/07 DL360 G5 08/21/07 DL360 G6 03/03/09 DL365 09/20/07 DL365 G5 08/05/08 DL370 G6 03/04/09 DL380 G5...

  • Page 8: Recommended Integrity Server Platforms

    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) ML310 G5 08/01/08 ML310 G5p 08/01/08 ML350 G5 08/21/07 ML350 G6 02/23/09 ML370 G4 07/19/07 ML370 G5 08/21/07 ML370 G6 03/04/09...

  • Page 9: Supported Components For Proliant Servers, Software Drivers, Management Software, Storage Options

    Supported components for ProLiant servers Software drivers HP recommends administrators use the drivers on the Windows Server 2008 SP2 media installation when applicable. HP ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Version 8.25 is supported with Windows Server 2008 SP2. Management software With the initial launch of Windows Server 2008 SP2, the HP Insight Control Management Software portfolio for the HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem infrastructure deploys, monitors, and manages...

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    Table 4. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.25 Windows Full Server media Core Smart Array: E200 HPCISSS.SYS E200i HPCISSS2.SYS P210 (full-feature) P212 E500 P210 P212 P400 P400i P410i P411 5i Plus 6402 6404 P600 P700m...

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    Table 4. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.25 Windows Full Server media Core QL2300.SYS FC1142SR / FC1242SR FC1143 / FC1243 FCA2214 / FCA2214DC QMH2462 c-Class mezz 300874-B21 p-Class mezz 361426-B21 p-Class mezz 354054-B21 p-Class mezz 381881-B21 p-Class mezz Emulex:...

  • Page 12: Tape Options

    Tape options Table 5 lists supported ProLiant tape options and recommended driver revisions needed to interface with Windows Server 2008. NOTE All tape option drivers have a digital signature. Table 5. Supported ProLiant tape options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.25...

  • Page 13: Network Interface Controllers

    Table 5. Supported ProLiant tape options Option Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.25 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 14: Ipmi And Ws-management

    Table 6. Supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs Gigabit NIC Driver Location Installation Supported support architecture PSP 8.25 Windows Full Server media Core NC112T* N1Q6032.SYS N1Q60X64.sys NC360T N1E5132.SYS NC360m N1E5132E.SYS NC364T NC364m NC370T/F/i BXVBDX.SYS NC371i BXVBDA.SYS NC373T/F/M/i NC374M NC380T NC382T/M NC7761 Q57XP32.SYS NC7771 Q57AMD64.SYS...

  • Page 15: Ipmi And Ws-management For Hp Proliant 100 Series Servers

    IPMI and WS-Management for HP ProLiant 100 Series servers The HP ProLiant 100 Series servers listed in Table 7 contain a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). Table 7. Supported ProLiant 100 Series Servers with BMC Server platform ROM family Minimum ROM date ProLiant DL140 G2 DL140G2 03/31/06...

  • Page 16: 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 SPC-3 standard. In particular, the storage must support Persistent Reservations as specified in the SPC-3 standard.

  • Page 17: 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 tasks are completed: Select a server from the “ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008”...

  • Page 18: Upgrading Proliant Servers From Windows Server 2008 To Windows Server 2008 Service Pack2

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. IMPORTANT Unlike other Microsoft Operating Systems, 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 button.

  • Page 19: Nic Teaming Driver

    NIC Teaming driver The PSP contains the NIC Teaming driver: • RSS Teaming • TOE Configuration • Broadcom Multi-function Diagnostics • Broadcom Multi-function offload properties exposed • Intel driver support • Broadcom Legacy support For additional information, see the Using HP ProLiant Network Teaming Software with Microsoft ®...

  • Page 20: Upgrading Integrity Servers From Windows Server 2008, Upgrading Integrity Servers From Windows Server

    NOTE The Configure Now link will not appear when running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with the Server Core option. To configure components to be deployed on this OS configuration, access the system as a remote host using HP Smart Update Manager running on a system with a supported Windows OS and then configure the components before deployment.

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    Table 8. Integrity Support Pack version for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Integrity server Integrity Support Pack version Rx8620* Rx8640 HP Superdome (sx1000)* HP Superdome (sx2000) *Refer to Appendix A for known issues and workarounds for this server.

  • Page 22: Appendix A: Known Issues And Workarounds, Known Issues And Workarounds With Hp Proliant Servers

    Appendix A: known issues and workarounds Known issues and workarounds with HP ProLiant servers Table A-1 provides a list of the known issues with installing Windows Server 2008 SP2 on HP ProLiant servers. Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers (Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit and x64 editions) Issue Details Issue 1...

  • Page 23: Known Issues And Workarounds With Integrity Servers

    Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers (Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit and x64 editions) Issue Details Workaround This issue will not cause any functionality problems. The correct driver (Version 6.13.2.32) is installed even though the incorrect version displays. Known issues and workarounds with Integrity servers Table A-2 provides a list of the known issues with installing Windows Server 2008 SP2 on Integrity servers.

  • Page 24: Known Issues And Workarounds With The Proliant Support Pack

    Known issues and workarounds with the ProLiant Support Pack Table A-3 provides a list of the known issues with installing the PSP. Table A-3. Known issues with the PSP Issue Details Issue 1 The G5 NIC drivers are not found on the Windows Server 2008 media. Description The drivers were not available at the time of submission for inclusion in the Windows Server 2008 media.

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    Table A-3. 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 the PSP folder. Execute this component and select Extract. Remember the name of the directory where the drivers are being placed.

  • Page 26: For More Information, Call To Action

    Send questions about upgrading HP Integrity Servers to: ws08sp2ia64beta@hp.com. Support is available on a best effort basis. © 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

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