?
Solved

How to setup Windows 2011 on Poweredge2950

Posted on 2013-12-23
5
Medium Priority
?
629 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I have bought a second hand Dell Poweredge 2950 Gen 2 with 8 gb, a Perc 6/1 and 6 Sas drives (146 Gb). I want to install Windows SBS 2011 64 and create a Raid 10. The server came however without additional software.

I understand that before I can run the 2011 Setup I first must prepare my system with Dell Software. I think this page offers me the files ( http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/ServiceTag/45H973J ).
When I select as operating system 2008 64 the choice is still too big. What software do I need to prepare my Poweredge for Windows 2011.
0
Comment
Question by:TheoRichel
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 39736094
Although not necessary, you "can" use the OpenManage software to help you install the OS.  You will need the SMTD (Systems Management Tools and Documentation) DVD:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails/Product/poweredge-2950?driverId=CMY20&osCode=WS8R2&fileId=3289202330&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SZ

You can also install directly from the OS DVD, and the PERC drivers will be "native" to Windows, BUT you MUST configure RAID in the CTRL-R utility before attempting to install or no drives will be seen.
0
 

Author Comment

by:TheoRichel
ID: 39736118
Wow that seems to save me a lot of work... or does that Open Manage software offer something the OS-disk does not?
0
 

Author Comment

by:TheoRichel
ID: 39736127
And can I add another question (tell me if I need to open another question for it). Do I install the remote access before I install the OS or afterwards? I can connect it to my hub, but that is now still controlled by my current 2003 SBS servers' dhcp.
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 2000 total points
ID: 39736132
If you use the OpenManage software instead of directly from the OS DVD to install:

- it will walk you through creating RAID
- it will walk you through partition sizes, etc.
- it will install a diagnostics partition
- it will install ALL needed drivers during the install
- it will install the OpenManage Server Administrator software (optional, BUT recommended)
0
 

Author Comment

by:TheoRichel
ID: 39736146
That is great and enough for me now to get going. I'll put the Drac-question in a new thread.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question