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ESXi on HP Proliant DL180 G6

Hi,

Don't know whether this is the right place to post this. Our server infrastructure is using DELL servers and storage. However recently one of the remote site bought the above HP server to replace their server which is currently handling file and print share and DC as well. I need to install ESXi and convert the current server to a VM and hosted on the new HP server (esxi)

Just need help in the requirements like files to be downloaded from HP and setup on the server etc.

Thanks

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you will need:

vmware converter to convert the server to a virtual server.

then donwload the HP esxi ISO and install it:

Make sure the server is on teh vmware HCL

--------------------- Sparrowangelstechnology : Vmware lover http://sparrowangelstechnology.blogspot.com
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Thanks for the prompt reply. Can you point me to the download location for the HP esxi ISO

Thanks

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try the software and drives section for your server on hp's site.

Im not sure of the location of the exact iso.

I think you ahve to register for it, but its free.

--------------------- Sparrowangelstechnology : Vmware lover http://sparrowangelstechnology.blogspot.com
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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

What RAID card does this server have? Some of its options are supported, some are not.

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SATA raid card

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

usaiat wrote:

SATA raid card

This probably isn't going to work.

I can give you a definite if you can provide an exact model.

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Its a HP DL180G6 E5620 1P 8GB Base AP Svr

Product number : 590638-371

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I'm afraid you will still need to advise the RAID card model before anyone can check the HCL.

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Thanks for the feedback. Will turn on this machine and ge the details off it

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Please check VMware from HP for ProLiant Servers - Support Matrix in addition to the official VMware Compatibility Guide

from HP's foot notes for the 4.x version:

(3) On some standard configurations, ProLiants come with HP Smart Array  B110i. If this Smart Array is installed, RAID is not supported in any  version of ESX. For RAID support, please add HP Smart Array P212, P410  or P411.

André

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This box is using HP Smart Array P410

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Hi,

I have been looking around the HP site for this without much luck. Can someone point me to the exact site for this am after esxi 4.1 for this box

Thanks

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The P410 will work perfectly (provided it is not the "Zero memory" model). Ensure it contains BBWC/FBWC for disk performance (write-back operation).

You can access HP's OEM images from HP custom ESXi image. VMware's original ESXi installation ISO should also work with this server.

André

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Hi, im try to found the ISO of the Esxi without success. Can you help me point me the direccion of the ISO?.. i have a DL180 G6 like the post.-

 

 

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Hi, acording to i read the latest supported version is 5.1.0 u2

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Hello.
Attached are several links that may help you, need user (you can register for free)

links:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=HP-ESXI-5.0.0-U3-OCT2013&productId=...

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=HP-ESXI-5.0.0-U1-15MAR2012_V2&produ...

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=c04273308&docLocale=en_US

You must verify that all your hardware is supported by the version of VMware vSphere you choose

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

 

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Consultant IBM, Lenovo and VMware.
VMware VSP-SV 2018, VTSP-SV 2018 VMware Technical Solutions Professional Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VTSP-HCI 2018)
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Thanks for your help!

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