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Installing HyperV Core server 2012 on specific hardware (HP DL380 G6)

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Hello,
I am just starting with virtualization - so far I have installed few 2008 R2 servers with HyperV role enabled and I was successful with setting up and running vm's of different sort on them.

As a host OS I was using full version of MS 2008 R2 server, but there are limitations in memory etc.

Now I attempted to install the MS Hyperv Server 2012, and since there is no GUI it looks much more challenging.

The hardware that I am using is HP DL380 G6 - my question is if I should install any of the drivers and applications that I would normally install on the HP server? It seems that all of the hardware installed automatically (although I do not know how to check it - no GUI)

Next I will attempt to install VMware and I have the same question - is installing driver an issue and how should I approach it?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You should find hyper-v has all the drivers its required

As for ESXi make sure you download the OEM HP version from HP.


see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots


Part 1: HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client
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Thank you for your answer - the thing is that I do not know how to find that hyper-v installed all of the drivers. Is there a way to get to device manager?

Since what I do right now is test environment I decided to experiment a bit.
I have downloaded HP Care Pack (I think they call it Service Pack for Proliant now) to thumb drive and I run it from command prompt on the Hyper-V (my test server is DL380 G6) and it found and installed 17 items.
As a result I am able to start from command prompt things like ilo configuration, but not much more. I was hoping to find a way to run HP Array Configuration Utility, but can't figure this out.

I assume that I can install Win 8 as VM and use it to manage the HYPERV - I realize there are potential problems with this, but as long as I know how to get first VM running from powershell - this could be something to make life easier for future management.

Please comment and thank you for your help.
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