Server 2008 R2 on HP DL585 G1
Posted on 2011-03-17
We have an HP DL585 G1 server, with 4 x 64bit processors and many GB of RAM.
Our need is to load Server 2008 R2 64 bit onto it, so that we can run some VM's in 64 bit, to test functionality.
If we install Server 2003, Server 2003 R2 or Server 2008, we have no issues, the installation is able to see the Smart Array 5i card and allows us to install and carry on.
With Server 2008 R2, the Smart Array 5i is not seen, making us load drivers for it. The installation then continues, but when the server is set to restart and load up the initial Windows interface, the screen gets stuck on "Setup will continue after your server reboots"
The available firmware updates have been applied.
Other google's on this problem have pointed to the SCSI drivers, but we have tried all options from HP's site, and only one set works.
Can anyone guide us as to the cause of the non-reboot, or help with a Plan B ?
Many thanks in advance