Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 3: Using iLO4 to Install Server 2012R2

By: JohnStutsman

 

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Figure 1 – Successful Installation of Windows Server 2012R2 on my HP ProLiant ML10v2

 

In Part 3 of Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time I installed Windows Server 2012R2 onto my ML10v2 Logical Drive 01 then ran SPP (HP Service Pack for ProLiant) interactively to update drivers and software applications.

 

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Figure 2 – I installed Windows Server 2012R2 on Logical Drive 01 of the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller made of two physical drives (Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSDs)

From within iLO4 I install Windows Server 2012R2 on the logical drive I created earlier in SSA (“Smart Storage Administrator”) with two Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD’s in RAID0 on my HP ProLiant ML10v2. I attach the SATA III (6GB/s) connectors 1 and 2 to the SSD’s. I used Icy Dock EZConvert Air to be able to install the SSD’s in the 3.5” positions. I attached the ISO for Windows Server 2012R2 to the virtual DVD drive in iLO4 and attached a virtual file folder in iLO4 containing the drivers for the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller that I had extracted from the file CP024079.exe using 7-Zip.

Pictures as well as a video of my installation at Installed Server 2012R2 using iLO4.

 

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Figure 3 – Device Manager shows that Drivers are missing.

 

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Figure 4 – After running SPP (HP Service Pack for ProLiant) – no missing Drivers in Device Manager

 

In iLO4 I mounted the ISO of the latest SPP for the ML10v2 from HPE’s Support Center I and opened up the mounted virtual optical drive in File Explorer and executed the Windows Batch File launch_hpsum where I then elected Localhost Guided Update in Automatic mode. This updated/installed drivers and software automatically.

Pictures as well as a video I made during SPPs execution at the thread Right After Installing Server 2012R2 I ran SPP.

As-Built (At the End of this Series: Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the First Time):

  • HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
  • Xeon E3-1220v3
  • 32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
  • Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 2 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSDs in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – 2 x Icy Dock EZConvert Air – mounted in Slots 1 & 2 of 4 drive main cage – Ports 1 & 2 SATA III (6GB/s)
  • Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – ports 3-6 SATA II (3GB/s) – two mounted in Slots 3 & 4 of 4 drive main cage – two mounted in 5.25” bays using 5.25” to 3.5” adaptor brackets (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for 1 5.25” bay plus another 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for the 3.5” HDD in the other 5.25” bay)
  • OS: S2012R2

In Part 4 of Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time I will upgrade the stock 4GB RAM to 32GB RAM in my ML10v2.

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Reference:

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 1: Unboxing and Setting up iLO4 Advance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-p-ilo4-advance.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 2: Installing my OS Drives and Running SPP http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-es-running-spp.html 

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 3: Using iLO4 to Install Server 2012R2 http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-server-2012r2.html 

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 4: Upgrade my RAM to 32GB http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-my-ram-to-32gb.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 5: Add Four 5TB HDDs http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-four-5tb-hdds.html

Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 6: Performance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-6-performance.html

HP ProLiant ML10v2 User Guide http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7796450&docId=emr_na-c04622279&docLocale=en_US

HP ProLiant ML10v2 Server Drivers & Software https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7796452&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4168&lang=en&cc=us&hpappid=hppecf

HP Dynamic Smart Array Bi20i Controller Drivers & Software https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?dwf.restartSession=true&sp4ts.oid=5293150&hpappid=hppecf&lang=en&cc=us

HomeServerShow Forum for HP ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/

Blog Postings HP ProLiant ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/?s=ml10v2

My HP ProLiant ML10v2 PlayList: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn2DhE-6J02RdBBhMhx51IS5j3gazC6Fy

 

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