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Gen8, AHCI and Serv2012 R2


elvisdk
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Hey Guys

 

Just received a Gen8 G1610T today. Added 16GB memory and an iLO advanced key. Now i just need a better cpu.

 

First thing was to setup bios to AHCI.

I am not interested in using raid controllers, just the ahci.

 

But i am not able to find a driver for it ? HP's support page only lists the B120i and not the Intel C204 SATA controller.

Anyone know where to find it ?

 

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Best regards

 

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Not sure if this would work in your case, but did you use Intelligent Provisioning? A number of members have used it and seem pretty pleased with it.

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Hey and thanks for the reply.

 

I found out, that all i needed was the Intel Rapid Storage pre-os driver to get the controller recognized.

 

The story was :

I mounted the Server2012 iso in iLO virtual cdrom and all sorts of things happened while installing the OS; No drives found, Bad CD-Key etc.

I then tried to transfer the iso to a usb stick with the Technet transfer Tool, but it reported the iso was corrupted.

Redownloaded it, transfered it to a usb stick, and now (without drivers) it was able to detect the controller, drives and accepted the cd-key.

 

I've never experienced this before.

Hopefully the iLO doesnt corrupt the ISO's

 

Best regards

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I had this issue with OmniOS, too, and I switched to creating bootable USB sticks for base installation. Granted, I am using wifi to manage the server, thus there could be bad connections (to which my wifi tends to) causing these problems. 

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Unfortunately not. Neither USB nor microSD can be used as a datastore. 

 

Edit: After being at the vmworld the last couple of days, I automatically assumed that you meant a vmware datastore, and for this assumption, my answer is true. If we are talking about Windows Server 2012 R2, and you want to know if windows sees the USB/microSD as a drive within the OS... I didn't test it, but I could this afternoon.

 

(Right now, everyone else is still asleep and later on, we are training our dog, after that I could try that).

 

Disclaimer: If my text doesn't make any sense: I just got up. ;-)

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Maybe i should have been more specific :)

I ment a datastore for the iLO virtual media.

 

Best regards

 

Ah okay. Again, at least not to my knowledge. If I remember correctly, you can only specificy a URL (which can be http or https) which points to an ISO image in combination with the "virtual media" from the iLO webpage.

 

What I did is pretty cumbersome (but alas, I am testing different OS right now, if you decide which you use, this is a one-time process) by creating bootable USB sticks on my laptop and to boot the server from this USB stick.

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