OA, fan, and blade switch bill of materials (BOM)... 13 HP ProLiant BL480c bill of materials (BOM)... 13 Software installation requirements for HP ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack ... 13 Initial deployment of provisioning server blade... 14 Configuring the c-Class enclosure...
Scenario 3 – managing multi-server blade infrastructure ... 21 Operations and maintenance ... 22 Operations guide ... 23 Implementation services ... 23 HP Services ... 23 HP Factory Express... 23 Implementing a proof-of-concept ... 23 Summary ... 23 For more information... 24...
HP. Because the provisioning server can host numerous images locally on the server blade, the SB40c storage blade from HP is an ideal solution. The SB40c consist of 6 disk drives with an internal raid controller that sits next to a BladeSystem server providing up to 876 gigabytes of direct attached storage (DAS) capacity to each blade within an HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure.
• Provide for the capture and storage of the newly deployed server’s configuration • Provide DHCP/PXE/Database/File server (depending on your existing infrastructure) The server blade may or may not provide a DHCP/PXE/Database/File server infrastructure for the HP BladeSystem enclosure, depending on your existing network. These services may already exist within your infrastructure, in which case the provisioning server blade would rely on their services.
Pack (RDP). RDP is a new generation of server deployment software. The software contains Altiris Deployment Solution integrated with the HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit that manages the server deployment via a central console and provides imaging or scripting for server and application deployment.
RDP and its underlying technologies Understanding the technologies behind RDP is necessary for proper implementation of HP server blade deployment. These include: DHCP, PXE, Bootworks, and AClient. Figure 3. RDP / PXE Technology DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) simplifies the administrative management of IP address configuration by automating address configuration for network clients.
“PXE is defined on a foundation of industry-standard Internet protocols and services that are widely deployed in the industry, namely TCP/IP, DHCP, and TFTP. These standardize the form of the interactions between clients and servers. . . In brief, the PXE protocol operates as follows. The client initiates the protocol by broadcasting a DHCPDISCOVER containing an extension that identifies the request as coming from a client that implements the PXE protocol.
Whether a small, medium, or large corporate network infrastructure, HP BladeSystem provides a faster, simpler, and lower cost way to build and configure in an IT infrastructure. The HP BladeSystem c-Class infrastructure of unified server, storage, network, power/cooling and management capabilities provides quick and easy delivery of applications and services while operating the IT environment.
Insight Display screen that allows for the physical management of the entire BladeSystem enclosure and components. Figure 5. HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure, front view, empty: BLc7000 Enclosure Part number: 412152-B21 Table 1. BLc7000 Enclosure Specification Device bays (Front side)
Height Width Depth HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch Figure 6. HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem: Part number: 410917-B21 Onboard Administrator management module Figure 7. HP Onboard Administrator management module HP Active Cool fan technology provides superior airflow, power and acoustic performance and is hot- pluggable for easy upgrades.
HP Active Cool Fan Figure 8. HP Active Cool Fan: Part number: 412140-B21 HP c7000 Enclosure Power Supply HP c7000 Enclosure Power Supply: Part number: 412138-B21 Table 2. HP c-Class Power Specification Power input type (one of the following) Integrated in enclosure: Single or 3-Phase power options for maximum power configuration flexibility.
HP ProLiant BL480c server blade (Up to 8 in a single c7000 enclosure): Figure 9. HP ProLiant BL480c Server Blade Table 3. HP ProLiant BL480c Server Blade Specification Processor Memory Storage Storage Controller Networking Dual-Core Intel Xeon® Processor 5140 2.33 GHz / 1333MHz FSB 4GB (4x1 GB) PC2-5300 DDR2 (up to 48GB) 4 @ 72GB 10K SAS 2.5 Hot-Plug Hard Drive;...
Infrastructure bill of materials (BOM) c7000 enclosure, power, OA, fan, and blade switch bill of materials (BOM) Table 4. HP Bill of Materials – *Check for the latest releases and part numbers Quantity Part Number* Description 412152-B21 BLc7000 Enclosure 410917-B21...
Before you begin configuring the enclosure and blade, it is helpful to reiterate some assumptions made earlier. This provisioning server will act as the DHCP Server, the PXE Server, and the HP RDP Provisioning Server. Many organizations may already have an existing DHCP Server in place. If a DHCP Server already exists within your infrastructure, just be sure to point to that DHCP Server during the time of HP Altiris RDP software installation.
Integrated Remote Console link. At this point, you will see the POST for that server blade and boot from the OS CD on the laptop/desktop computer. Finish the OS installation and install the HP ProLiant Essentials RDP 3.1 CD into the CD/DVD ROM drive to configure the initial c-Class server blade.
Configuring the initial server blade Before you install HP ProLiant Essentials RDP 3.1 or later on the initial c-Class blade, be sure you have the following core requirements installed: • DHCP configured with IP Scope activated • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (Will install during RDP installation if not already installed) •...
The server will reboot once all the core pre-installation requirements are installed. Upon rebooting, accept the default File server path and insert the appropriate license file. On the Deployment Server Information window, install the Deployment Server on the local machine (c-Class initial server blade). Insert the appropriate static IP address of the server and type the user name and password.
Deployment Web Console Information on the local machine, be sure you have Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) installed. Verify all installation parameters and install when ready. Once HP ProLiant Essentials RDP is installed, you are ready to use the Blade Provisioning Server to deploy...
Many organizations may already have an existing DHCP Server in place. If a DHCP Server already exists within your infrastructure, just be sure to point to that DHCP Server during the time of HP Altiris RDP software installation. For the purposes of this document, assume that this provisioning server is the only DHCP Server in the company.
Scenario 2 – deploying applications The blade specific provisioning server provides a strategy/solution for rapidly deploying applications (Microsoft Windows Server 2003, BizTalk Server, SQL Server) on HP ProLiant BL c-Class servers using ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack. By providing automated systems provisioning (a key component of the HP Adaptive Infrastructure strategy) for applications, customers are better equipped to easily, effectively, and efficiently conduct business without being prone to errors.
Figure 16. Usage Scenario 2 Scenario 3 – managing multi-server blade infrastructure • Blade-specific provisioning servers provide the ability to reallocate existing server resources to areas that are needed most. Perhaps an application server within a server farm has very little usage during a particular time when your web server farm is being stressed to a point where web requests are significantly delayed.
Figure 17. Usage Scenario 3 Operations and maintenance It is important to follow guidelines for operating and maintaining the HP BladeSystem c-Class solution described in this document. You should follow the guidelines documented for the HP BladeSystem c-Class Onboard Administrator, for example. Maintenance documentation for the BL480c, the SB40c,...
Implementing a proof-of-concept HP has presented example scenarios and configurations in this paper that reflect a specific deployment and workload, which may not exactly match a customer’s specific situation. HP therefore recommends that the readers implement a “proof-of-concept” deployment to determine exact solution and deployment details to meet their specific business need.
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