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Anyone successfully install Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a Microserver N36L,N40L,N54L ?


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It is missing the enhanced features of the modded BIOS.  But at least it works.

NZweep, which NIC Driver version are you running? The latest from Broadcom released this month or the earlier one from HP?

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NZweep, which NIC Driver version are you running? The latest from Broadcom released this month or the earlier one from HP?

 

 

I have tried both and they both seemed to work but I am currently using the 64 bit Broadcom driver version 16.2.0.4b and am happy with it so far.

 

I also installed the 64 bit Broadcom Management Applications 16.2.2.18.  The mgmt. applications seem to work with both the HP driver and the Broadcom driver.

 

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Okay playing catch up here as I've been away on a mini-break. My machine is a 'HP ProLiant MicroServer G7 N54L 1P 2GB-U Non-hot Plug SATA 250GB 150W PS Server 704941-421'.

 

So questions are:

  • Is there an updated BIOS for this, if if so from where?
  • I'm not aware that any HP tools / Proliant apps have been released for the machine when running Server Essentials 2002 R2, unless I'm mistaken of course.
  • Taking the above into account what is the BIOS upgrade procedure for the machine if tools / BIOS do exist? :)
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Updated my N40L with the new BIOS and NIC is working now (Windows 8.1 64bit)

 

Not sure if this is a common experience, but I got no confirmation in flashing the BIOS that it had worked. In fact the text output to the screen at the DOS prompt looked like it had totally corrupted it.

 

Only during boot did i notice the BIOS release number had updated and that 10/1/13 means 1st October 2013 and not 10th January.......

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If you want to install R2 without using an add-on NIC, you will need the new HP BIOS for a seamless install.  If you want the advanced features of the unlocked BIOS, you will need the hacked BIOS and an add-on NIC.

 

Or at least h[this is the way I am reading this.  My guess within a few weeks, a new hacked BIOS will be available to include the new Broadcom drivers

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