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HP ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack
Welcome to the Foundation Pack
The ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack contains the SmartStart and Management CDs - the latest industry-leading systems level management tools for HP ProLiant server products. This pack supports HP ProLiant ML and DL 300, 500, and 700 servers, HP ProLiant server blades, and the HP BladeSystem c-Class. • SmartStart - single-server deployment tool that simplifies server setup and provides consistent server configurations. • ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) - collection of optimized ProLiant server drivers, utilities, and management agents. • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) - provides comprehensive fault, asset, and configuration management for all of your HP server platforms running Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, HP-UX, and other supported operating systems. • System Management Homepage - provides a consolidated view of all system health and configuration information and simplifies access to HP Insight Management WBEM Providers and HP Insight Management Agents running on your ProLiant server. For additional information on the HP Insight Management WBEM Providers go to www.hp.com/go/HPwbem Extend your server infrastructure and management capabilities with extra tools and value packs. More information is available at www.hp.com/servers/proliantessentials
2. Configure the server using RBSU (ROM-Based Setup Utility) by pressing the F9 key when the system first boots. Configure the array controller hardware using ORCA (Option ROM Configuration for Arrays) or the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility as prompted. ORCA and the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility are available by pressing the F8 key or Ctrl+A when the system first boots. RBSU and ACU (Array Configuration Utility) can also be launched by booting SmartStart.
Operating System Installation
Assisted Installation: Boot the SmartStart CD to validate the hardware configuration, run system utilities, and launch server setup. Server setup walks you through interview questions to prepare the server for operating system installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the rest of the OS installation. The PSP is automatically installed after the OS installation. Manual Installation using the OS CD: After configuring the hardware, boot the operating system CD to initiate and complete the operating system installation. After installing the OS, insert the SmartStart CD and install the operating system-specific PSP onto the server.
Using the Management CD
The Management CD provides the tools needed to monitor, patch, and control HP ProLiant ML, DL, and BL servers, including systems running VMware and Microsoft virtual machines. Use the Management CD autorun to install required HP Systems Insight Manager and the ProLiant Essentials management tools.
SmartStart Installation Guidelines
SmartStart performs server setup by assisting hardware configuration and installation of leading operating systems on RBSU (ROM-Based Setup Utility) systems on HP ProLiant servers. SmartStart automatically installs the PSP after the assisted installation. IMPORTANT: The SmartStart CD is bootable only on servers with RBSU. Review the support matrix on www.hp.com/servers/smartstart for a complete list of supported servers and operating systems. • Be sure that the system meets the operating system requirements and the server is supported by SmartStart.
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Keep Software Up-to-Date
Download the latest SmartStart CD and ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD from www.hp.com/country/us/en/welcome.html#support. Download the latest Management CD from www.hp.com/servers/manage • Download the latest individual software components from the Software and Driver download pages available from www.hp.com/support • Use HP SIM and Version Control to automatically download the latest versions of ProLiant software, identify servers running out-of-date software, and deploy updates to groups of systems running Windows or Linux. • Download or buy a ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack from www.hp.com/go/foundation The pack includes the following CDs: SmartStart, Management, and ProLiant Firmware Maintenance.
• Be sure that the operating system CD and product identification numbers and keys are available, if applicable. • Connect the server hardware as shown on the hardware installation and configuration poster. 1. Boot the SmartStart CD and click Getting Started, for more details on server configuration and OS installation. IMPORTANT: Server hardware and array controller configuration is required before you begin software installation using either Assisted or Manual Installation.
• HP is proactive in its approach to the quality and security of all its management software. Be sure that you obtain the latest security and downloadable updates at www.hp.com/servers/proliantessentials • Receive proactive email alerts about upcoming software releases and software drivers through Subscriber's Choice at www.hp.com/go/subscriberschoice