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Implementing Microsoft® Windows® Small
Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers
integration note
Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction to Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2008 ............................................................. 2
Benefits of Windows Small Business Server 2008 ................................................................................ 3
System requirements............................................................................................................................. 4
Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 5
Supported HP ProLiant servers ........................................................................................................... 6
Supported Software and Options........................................................................................................... 7
Deploying Windows Small Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers....................................................... 11
Pre-installation tasks........................................................................................................................ 11
Install Windows Small Business Server 2008..................................................................................... 11
Install the ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) ............................................................................................... 11
Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds ....................................................................................... 14
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 15
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 15
Software ..................................................................................................................................... 7
Storage options............................................................................................................................ 7
Network interface controllers ......................................................................................................... 9
PSP requirements ........................................................................................................................ 11
Installing the PSP ........................................................................................................................ 12
Deploying the PSP: ..................................................................................................................... 12

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Implementing Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers integration note Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction to Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2008 ............. 2 Benefits of Windows Small Business Server 2008 ................3 Windows Small 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® Small Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to customers during installation of the operating system. For more information, visit the HP website at www.hp.com/go/winessentialfamily.
  • Page 3: Benefits Of Windows Small Business Server 2008

    Figure 1. Windows Small Business Server 2008 edition features Benefits of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Windows Small Business Server 2008 offers a complete solution designed for small businesses with 5 to 75 desktop clients. Small businesses will benefit from the following achievements of Windows Small Business Server 2008: •...
  • Page 4: Windows Small Business Server 2008 And Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Microsoft offers deployment flexibility for Windows Small 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 Small Business Server 2008 installations in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Installing the second server on a Hyper-V virtual machine...
  • Page 5: Recommended System Configuration

    Carefully review this document for the recommended system configuration and possible issues that might be encountered. Do not use this paper as the sole source of information. In addition to the websites mentioned throughout this paper, visit the Windows Small Business Server 2008 support page at www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/essential/sbs/default.mspx.
  • Page 6: Supported Hp Proliant Servers

    Supported HP ProLiant servers Table 2 lists the ProLiant servers that support Windows Small Business Server 2008. ROM versions and ROM dates are included. Refer to the following web resources to assist in determining the ROM version and family of the supported ProLiant server. •...
  • Page 7: Supported Software And Options

    Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Small Business Server 2008 Server platform ROM family ROM date (minimum) Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V ProLiant ML servers: ProLiant ML110 G5 ML110G5 06/05/06 ProLiant ML115 ML115G1 03/10/07 ProLiant ML115 G5 ML115G5 03/10/07 ProLiant ML150 G5 ML150G5...
  • Page 8 Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location PSP 8.11 Windows media Management drivers Notification driver, Smart Array 5xxx CPQCISSE.SYS SAS/SATA Notification Service CISSESRV.EXE StorageWorks Fibre Channel Array Notification Driver for CPQFCAC.SYS Windows 2000/Server 2003 6-Port SATA RAID Controller AAC.SYS Smart Array E200...
  • Page 9: Network Interface Controllers

    Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location PSP 8.11 Windows media Ultra 320 SCSI Integrated Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Controller SYMMPI.SYS 64-bit/13-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus SYMMPI.SYS Adapter 64-bit/13-MHz Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus SYMMPI.SYS Adapter Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters...
  • Page 10 Table 4. Supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs available on PSP 8.11 and the Windows media Gigabit NIC Driver NC1020 Q57AMD64.SYS NC150T Q57AMD64.SYS NC310 N1G5132E.SYS NC320m Q57AMD64.SYS NC320T Q57AMD64.SYS NC325m Q57AMD64.SYS NC326m Q57AMD64.SYS NC340T N1G5132E.SYS NC360T N1E5132E.SYS NC360T N1E5132E.SYS NC370T/F/i BXVBDA.SYS NC371i BXVBDA.SYS NC373T/F/M/i...
  • Page 11: Deploying Windows Small Business Server 2008 On Proliant Servers

    Deploying Windows Small Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers Pre-installation tasks To prepare for installation, perform the following tasks: • Make sure that the server selected for installation is listed in Table 1 as having the necessary support. • Make sure that any additional storage options added to the server are listed as supported ProLiant storage options.
  • Page 12: Installing The Psp

    NOTE: The ProLiant Support Pack 8.11 does not include drivers for ProLiant 100 series servers. Download the required drivers from the appropriate product page on www.hp.com. Installing the PSP Download PSP Version 8.11—designed specifically for use with Windows Server 2008 on ProLiant servers—from the HP website as follows: Go to the HP website, www.hp.com.
  • Page 13 If any components did not install successfully, exit HPSUM. If necessary, make any corrections to your environment. Restart the application to install the components that had problems.
  • Page 14: Appendix A: Known Issues And Workarounds

    Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds Table A-1 lists the known issues with ProLiant servers and Windows Small Business Server 2008. Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers Issue Details Running setup in advanced or migration mode either attended or unattended may generate the error Issue 1 “Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume.”...
  • Page 15: 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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