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Centos 7 as master OS on Microserver G8. FAQ.

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Simon_
Is this the correct process?

 

1. Mount Centos ISO through ILO

2. Download hpvsa-1.2.10-120.rhel7u0.x86_64.dd driver image (Created for RHEL 7) from here

3. Use WinDD to burn the image to a USB 

3. Insert USB into the server

4. Boot-up to Centos setup tool

5. Press ESC

6. Type the following comand linux modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd

6. select HP driver. Check (see menu) and go ahead 

 

Or should i use? linux blacklist=ahci

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Tmorfuss

You don't need USB dongle if you have iLO with remote console.

Just rename .DD to .IMG and mount it in iLO, as "floppy".

Like a DVD ISO image.

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Simon_

You don't need USB dongle if you have iLO with remote console.

Just rename .DD to .IMG and mount it in iLO, as "floppy".

Like a DVD ISO image.

 

Thank you 

 

 

If you're willing to consider Ubuntu, here's a nice post by Meow_for_cookies:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8426-installing-ubuntu-to-ssd-in-odd-bay-with-b120i-raid-1/

 

Performance wise of the server eg fan speed etc is there any difference?

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Tmorfuss

Thank you 

 

 

 

Performance wise of the server eg fan speed etc is there any difference?

If you know debian-based OSes better, then RH, then install Debian or Ubuntu.

Else - RH or SuSE (or RH-based|SuSE based).

If you don't have preferencess - RH. 

 

There are no performance difference between all of them. 

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RomanoFF

Hello guys! I'm a newbie here.

I did everything according to this instructions but I see separate drives,  not raid volumes

what could be the problem?

My arrays:

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Process install:

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And result:

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Help please

P.s Sorry for my English

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RomanoFF

I'm sorry, This is my syntax error. This question is not relevant

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Tmorfuss

Looks like sysntax error in phrase  "linux modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd" - one missing letter, or something like this.

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johnnyspice

2. If you are use SSD, check are /tmp mounted to RAM.

mount | grep tmpfs
if not - boot with the "single" option, clean up /tmp and invoke "systemctl enable tmp.mount"
Select server role in "tuned" (no HP specific), "yum upgrade" and enjoy.

 

Hi There,

 

Could I ask that these steps are expanded on a little please?

 

Just want to be sure what's going on here.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

John

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Royco

If you are use SSD, check are /tmp mounted to RAM.

mount | grep tmpfs
if not - boot with the "single" option, clean up /tmp and invoke "systemctl enable tmp.mount"
Select server role in "tuned" (no HP specific), "yum upgrade" and enjoy.
As I understand it...
The original poster wants to limit write actions to the solid state drive, so the temporary filesystem is moved to RAM. The lifespan of your SSD might be negatively effected otherwise.
Tuned is performance tweaking utility installed by default in CentOS 7.

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