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The Installation: HP Proliant DL 120 G7

Hi,

This is related to the HP Proliant DL 120 G7 server (It is a part of a blade center). This server has got the Windows 2008 server (for a file server)

My imagination of the installation of the above server: (I believe it is a straight forward installation)

1)      Use the SmartStart (I am not sure which one?)
2)      Could I configure the RAID 5 for this server?
3)      During the setup of the SmartStart, I believe I have to assign or mention the “Windows 2008” as the Operating system
4)      Do Windows update after the completion of the setup
5)      Do “Add Role as a file server”

My question:
1)      Is my imagination correct or complete?
2)      Is there other thing that I have to add?


Thank you

tjie
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Use the new SmartSTart 8.70b disk just released by HP Dec. 1

Download your MS Windows ISO and burn it with 4x speed (Some people have had issues with the MS ISO and HP ISO - and they resorted to burn at lower speeds on a dvd).

For RAID Level :

That depends :
a) How Many drives do you have on this, I think this server supports 4 drives
b) Secondly, what do you intend to use it for ? in your case file-server, yes you can create a RAID-5 with it, but I would keep the OS Disks separate if you can.

Yes, once windows is installed, it will be good to update it to the latest security updates etc and then add-role as a File-server.
Hope this helps
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tjieAuthor Commented:
Hi Mutahir,

Would you explain the followings:

""" ...... but I would keep the OS Disks separate if you can. """"

Please explain (if you may)

Thanks,
tjie
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Hi tjie,

I meant , windows os .. after installation ... Your C: drive ... We create a raid 1 of two disks and use that as a boot disk / OS DISK where windows is installed ....

Hope this helps
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