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Greetings!

 

I've looked up a lot of topics about this, but i've always find the half of the answers to my questions. I guess it's an unusual situation this time...

 

I would like to install windows 10 to my server in AHCI mode but without intelligent provisioning (it's died while upgrading it so there is no option to use it, that's another topic).

I'm able to boot the windows installer from iLO remote console but it cannot find the hdd driver. I've tried with few drivers, but no luck.

When the raid controller is the selected controller (the raid would be perfect too), the installer doesn't boot up.

 

 

Parameters/facts:

-AHCI mode on( the installer is boots up in this mode only)

- No intelligent provisioning

-HP smart array won't load either

-2 hdd

 

Questions:

-This concept is possible?

-If yes, the raid is possible without IP and HP smart array?

-Is this will be easier with VMware esxi?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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29 minutes ago, schoondoggy said:

Have you updated BIOS and firmware? What do you have installed in the server, drives, cards?

I've installed the SPP from this forum (release date: oct 2016). I guess that's updated the necessary drivers too. Even the bios, this is for sure. I have the standard microserver gen8.

I have 2 WD purple and thats all. No external cards, no sd card etc.

See on attached printscreen:(ignore the IP version)

firmware_versions.png

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2 TB.

But i've tried with a 1 TB Toshiba hdd, with the same result.

Note: I wanted to test this with esxi, and it was successfull. I was able to choose the destination drive. So I have problem with the windows scenario only.

The installer was tested on PC before.

 

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2TB should be fine. The Gen8 is not UEFI so Windows has a 2TB boot drive limit.

I have installed Windows 10 on the MS Gen8 many times, but I do not use iLo or IP.

I make a bootable USB install image using the Windows Media Creation tool, set the BIOS to AHCI, it should boot and install without needing any special drivers. If I were you I would try that route instead of iLo.

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29 minutes ago, schoondoggy said:

2TB should be fine. The Gen8 is not UEFI so Windows has a 2TB boot drive limit.

I have installed Windows 10 on the MS Gen8 many times, but I do not use iLo or IP.

I make a bootable USB install image using the Windows Media Creation tool, set the BIOS to AHCI, it should boot and install without needing any special drivers. If I were you I would try that route instead of iLo.

 

Thanks!

I knew about the BIOS limits, but for ex. if I want to create a bigger raid than 2TB, is it not possible because of that? Even with Win server?

Woah. Somehow I've never connected these two facts together.

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The 2TB limit is just for the drive/partition you are booting from. Data drives/partitions can be as big as you want. 

I like to keep the OS seperate from the data, so I tend to load the OS on a SSD and keep the data on other drives/partitions/RAID.

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Just finished the installation based on your advice. Works like charm!

Now i have to solve the CPU usage problem. It says there's 0% CPU usage, no matter what i'm doing.

Is there any recommended HP software for install?

 

 

PS. It's works with Rufus too. The key was the MBR partition and the BIOS mode option.

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