Friday, March 9, 2012

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on HP DL 360 G4

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on HP DL 360 G4p is not supported, but Windows 2008 Server x64 is on the list of supported operating systems, so using the information in this post is at your own risk. If you try to install the OS using SmartStart, Windows Server 2008 R2 will not be on the list of operating systems that can be installed, but this does not prevent you to install Windows Server 2008 R2 from installation CD of this operating system and after successful OS installation to install latest PSP (Proliant Support Pack). But, if you try to install PSP there will be critical message: iLO Management Controller Driver is missing.

Installation for “HP Insight Management Agents for Windows Server 2003/2008 x64 Editions” requires one or more of the following that is not currently installed or in the install set:
- HP ProLiant Advanced System Management Controller Driver for Windows
- HP ProLiant iLO Advanced and Enhanced System Management Controller Driver for Windows
- HP ProLiant iLO 2 Management Controller Driver for Windows
- HP ProLiant iLO 3 Management Controller Driver for Windows
- HP ProLiant 100-Series Management Controller Driver for Windows

You can download HP ProLiant ILO Advanced controller driver for Windows Server 2008 x64 editions and run the setup using compatibility mode (Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1). After installing iLO Management Controller Driver successfully and SNMP feature, you will be able to install latest PSP without errors.

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  2. Thank you! I can't believe I didn't think of that! Sometimes I just don't remember all those tricks. Worked for my Cisco MCS 7800 (ProLiant DL380 G4).

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