Table 1. Recommended system configuration as established by Microsoft for
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Available disk space
Available disk space refers to the free disk space on the
partition that contains the system files. Additional space is
required to copy the Windows Server 2008 CD contents to
the hard disk during installation.
Refer to the Microsoft website for any system requirement
Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more
disk space for paging and dump files.
Recommended ProLiant server platforms
Table 2 lists the ProLiant servers, ROM versions, and minimum ROM dates that support Windows
Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. Refer to the following web resources to
assist in determining the ROM version and family of the supported ProLiant server. HP recommends
updating to the latest available ROM before installing Windows Server 2008 SP2.
Software and driver updates are available at
The Windows on ProLiant support matrix is available at
iLO 2 firmware must be updated to Version 1.42 (or later).
Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server
2008 Service Pack 2
ProLiant BL servers:
SVGA resolution (800x600) or higher
Minimum: 10 GB
Recommended: 40 GB
ROM date (minimum)