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Has anyone installed Windows 2008 on an HP ML370 G3?

Just wondering if anyone out there has successfully installed WIndows 2008 in an HP Proliant ML370 G3?  If so, have you also tried the Hypervisor on that same hardware?
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I've not actually used the ML370 G3, but I've used similar HP servers with Server 2008 and Hyper-V. The main problem I have come across is the lack of 2008 64-bit compatible drivers for the storage controllers. Maybe you will be more lucky than I was - I spent a whole weekend attempting an install, and finally managed it after about 3 days!

If you have the ML370G3 with 512MB RAM and 2.8GHz Intel Xeon, then I would say the only thing I would recommend upgrading is the RAM. At least 1-2GB is recommended for Server 2008, more if you want to do things like Hyper-V or Terminal Server etc. Hyper-V also needs a good storage controller and disk subsystem - it seems to have SCSI drives, which could probably do the job if configured in a suitable RAID configuration with fast disks.

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>> Unfortunately, at this point ML370 G3 does not have support for Windows 2008.
This is the same, recurring problem with all of the HP ProLiant range at present. Even though HP claim the storage controllers are the same, and that the 2003 drivers should work for Server 2008, this is from from true.

I spent practically 20 hours of non-stop work to get Server 2008 to detect a storage controller in another HP server; eventually I came across a specific combination of drivers which worked, but that was only by luck.

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Thanks for the responses.  Do you guys think it is just a matter of waiting for HP to make the drivers, or is the ML370 G3 server line just too old and they won't bother?
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Thanks guys.  I really just want to use it for testing.  I'll give it a try with the eval version first.  If I get serious with it I'll buy some new hardware.
Server 2008 installs fine on a ML370 G3 - I'm having trouble with the add in NIC however, the NC7770.  The onboard NC7781 adapter is detected fine.

Make sure you download the latest proliant support pack (which is only found on the ML370 G5 page or other G5 servers) and install normally.  

We've been running Server 2008 on a DL380G3 for about 4 months now an it runs fantastic.  So sad that HP won't support the G3's as they are well within the specs!
We have Windows 2008 Server working on a ML370 G3. We are using 4GB of RAM and 1.9TB of disk and the server works fine. Its now a DPM server.

No problems with the install. The only issue i had was with the ilo management driver was not found. I downloaded the ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 ( psp-8.15b.w2k8.i386.exe ) for the ML370 G5 and extracted it and then manually extracted the files from in it (for some reason running it properly just hung) checked for updates on the server and the driver was updated.
The only file i actually needed was the cp008383 from the support pack.
Also with the NC7770 issue I found out that the server 2003 driver works (per Broadcom's recommendation on their website).  We now have everythin working 100% on ML370G3.  Woohoo
did you use an easy setup disk from hp to install server 2008
I eventually did install Server 2008 on this server using the regular 2008 setup disk and it worked fine.  No problems at all.  And I don't think I needed to install any drivers from HP.  If I did, I had not problems finding them late last year.
Worked after installing the drivers from the easy setup disk.
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