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Implementing Microsoft® Windows® Essential
Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers
integration note
Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction to Windows Essential Business Server 2008.......................................................................... 2
Benefits of Windows Essential Business Server 2008............................................................................ 3
System requirements............................................................................................................................. 5
Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 5
Supported ProLiant platforms ............................................................................................................. 6
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 management strategy................................................................ 8
Supported components ......................................................................................................................... 8
ProLiant components......................................................................................................................... 8
Deploying Windows Essential Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers .................................................. 11
Pre-installation tasks........................................................................................................................ 11
Installation tips............................................................................................................................... 12
Install Windows Essential Business Server 2008 ................................................................................ 12
Install the ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) ............................................................................................... 13
Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds ....................................................................................... 15
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 16
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 16
Software ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Storage options............................................................................................................................ 8
Network interface controllers ....................................................................................................... 10
PSP requirements ........................................................................................................................ 13
Installing the PSP ........................................................................................................................ 13

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Implementing Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers integration note Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction to Windows Essential Business Server 2008................2 Benefits of Windows Essential Business Server 2008................3 Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V ......4 System requirements..........................
  • Page 2: Abstract

    Abstract This integration note describes the level of support available for Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers. The purpose of this paper is to assist customers during installation of Windows Essential Business Server 2008. For more information, visit the HP Windows Essential Family website at www.hp.com/go/winessentialfamily.
  • Page 3: Benefits Of Windows Essential Business Server 2008

    Figure 1. Windows Essential Business Server 2008 server infrastructure Benefits of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Benefits of Windows Essential Business Server 2008: • Simplified installation and configuration—Windows Essential Business Server 2008 installs and licenses Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange, and several other essential security and IT management products.
  • Page 4: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 And Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Microsoft offers flexibility of deployment for Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Customers may choose to virtualize their installations in order to reduce the number of physical servers deployed within their organizations. Microsoft supports virtualized Windows Essential Business Server 2008 installations in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Fully Virtualized Windows Essential Business Server 2008 on one physical server...
  • Page 5: System Requirements

    Evaluate the different virtualization scenarios offered by Microsoft to determine the best solution for your organization. More information on how to virtualize a Windows Essential Business Server 2008 installation is available on the Microsoft website at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc947757.aspx Virtualization scenarios are available on the Microsoft website at http://technet.microsoft.com/en- us/library/cc512483.aspx Not all HP ProLiant servers that support Windows Essential Business Server 2008 also support...
  • Page 6: Supported Proliant Platforms

    Table 1. Recommended system configuration Component Requirement Management Server Security Server Messaging Server NICs One, 100 Mbps Two, 100 Mbps (minimum) One, 100 Mbps (minimum) (minimum) DVD-ROM DVD-ROM drive that can boot from the system BIOS or a peripheral connection such as a USB port Failover drive Dedicated hot swap hard disk drive configured for RAID 1 or RAID 5 volume failover...
  • Page 7 Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V ProLiant DL180 G5 2008.03.08 03/08/2008 ProLiant DL185 G5 2008.04.23 04/30/08 ProLiant DL320 G5 08/21/07 ProLiant DL360 G5p 11/15/07 ProLiant DL365 09/20/07...
  • Page 8: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Management Strategy

    Windows Essential Business Server 2008 management strategy Windows Essential Business Server 2008 includes MS System Center Essentials (SCE), and all services are managed through a single, common console. For more information on MS System Center Essentials and Windows Essential Business Server integration, please visit www.microsoft.com/Systemcenter/essentials/en/us/essential-business- server.aspx.
  • Page 9 Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location PSP 8.11 Windows media P400 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) P400i HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) 5i Plus HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) 6402 HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) P600 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) P800 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) Ultra 320 SCSI: Integrated Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Controller...
  • Page 10: Network Interface Controllers

    Emulex: LP1050 ELXSTOR.SYS 1050DC ELXSTOR.SYS LP11002 ELXSTOR.SYS LP1150 ELXSTOR.SYS LPe11002 ELXSTOR.SYS LPe11050 ELXSTOR.SYS NOTE: Firmware upgrades are available for many of these devices through variations of the Options ROMPaq. The latest version of each Options ROMPaq is available on the software and drivers website: www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl.
  • Page 11: Deploying Windows Essential Business Server 2008 On Proliant Servers

    Table 4. Supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs available on PSP 8.11 and the Windows media Gigabit NIC Driver NC371i BXVBDA.SYS NC373T/F/M/i BXVBDA.SYS NC374M BXVBDA.SYS NC380T BXVBDA.SYS NC6170 N1G5132E.SYS NC7170 N1G5132E.SYS NC7761 Q57AMD64.SYS NC7771 Q57AMD64.SYS NC7781 Q57AMD64.SYS NC7782 PCI-X Q57AMD64.SYS Deploying Windows Essential Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers Pre-installation tasks To prepare for installation, ensure that the following conditions are met:...
  • Page 12: Installation Tips

    Installation tips The following tips may help you plan and install Windows Essential Business Server 2008 more efficiently: • Before beginning the installation, plan the structure of the EBS servers including the IP address and host names, and then create the Planning DATA.xml file accordingly. •...
  • Page 13: Install The Proliant Support Pack (Psp)

    Table 5. Windows Essential Business Server 2008 installation time Installation method Required installation time HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure DVD 3 hours, 47 minutes iLO-mounted DVD approximately 3 hours ProLiant server blade I/O cable with USB 25 minutes Windows PE network installation 10 minutes (from server, not laptop) ProLiant ML150 G5 Internal DVD (IDE) 15 minutes –...
  • Page 14 NOTE: All PSP files must be present in the same directory as the setup.exe program for the PSP to be properly installed. As the PSP deployment starts, it performs an inventory of the available updates and checks the local system to see what hardware and software is installed. After the inventory and discovery processes finish, the “Select Installation Hosts”...
  • Page 15: Appendix A: Known Issues And Workarounds

    Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds Table A-1 lists the known issues with ProLiant servers and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers Issue Details Issue 1 After installing the ProLiant Support Pack 8.10 on Windows Essential Business Server the System Management Homepage may not load.
  • Page 16: For More Information

    Send comments about this paper to: TechCom@HP.com © 2008 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. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

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