11-25-2009 02:50 AM
We have ProLiant DL380 G5 Quad Core Intel Xeon /3.00GHz,Hardware: x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 AT/AT COMPATIBLE - Software: Windows Version 5.2...
IS it possible to install win server 2008 web Edition R2 on this...
11-25-2009 03:16 AM
11-25-2009 05:34 AM
Check out the quickspecs for supported OSes.
Under the "Standard features" section and the "Operating Systems and Virtualization Software Support for ProLiant Servers" subsection.
In that section there is a URL which directs you to all the OSes supported for this and other prolian servers.
11-25-2009 06:44 AM
I checked these pages, But I am unable to confirm my question again.. I think I can't install 64bit OS in this hardware but there is no confirmation on the links..
11-25-2009 07:06 AM
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (AMD64/EM64T)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
11-25-2009 07:43 AM
The list of OSes I wrote in my previous reply is to show you that 64bit OSes are being installed on this server.
Win Server 2008 R2 is 64bit only and is included in the list of OSes for this server hardware as well. Did you look at the URL?
Â» Microsoft Windows 2000
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Â» Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
11-25-2009 07:45 AM
But I beleive DL380 G5 we have 2 different servers is with 64 bit hardware which is x64 and 2nd is x86 which I have?
Does it make any sense..or I am missing the point here..
11-25-2009 07:59 AM
(By the way it is 64-bit NOT x64)
The x86 refers to the Intel CPU architecture all the way from the first 8086 CPU in 1980s to the 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentiums etc.
The x86 architecture is to distinguish the hardware from other CPU architectures such as AMD, Itanium, SPARC, RISC etc.
Some OSes, such as the LINUX ones, as you can see in the URL have different build releases for x86 HW and for AMD hardware
The microsoft OSes do not. The same windows release will install in x86 (Intel CPU) server and in an AMD (AMD CPU) server. That's why you only one windows version for each release.
11-25-2009 08:04 AM
the DL380 G5 is x86 (Intel CPU)
the DL385 G5 is AMD (AMD CPU)
The same windows relase (same DVD) would install in both of them. But if you wanted to install Red Hat Linux 5 on them you would use different RH 5 releases (different DVD's)
> Nov 25, 2009 15:14:29 GMT N/A: Question Author
> 10 points
How about it?
11-25-2009 08:13 AM
Have/had you check this link, which is saying minimu requiremnt is x64 processor..where DL380 G5 is with x86 processor.
11-25-2009 08:22 AM
There are also 64-bit versions of Windows which run on Itanium processors (IA-64 instead of x64), which are in HP Integrity Servers.
The DL380 G5 can run 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit OS (x86).
And as TTr already said, Win2008-R2 is only available as 64-bit (x64). This support matrix:
says Web R2 is suppored on DL380 G5. This must be valid for all DL380 G5 models.
11-25-2009 08:26 AM
Leave it to microsoft to confuse things.
Anyway, as long as you understand the context of each term...
11-25-2009 10:00 AM
Unofficially, win2008R2 might install on the DL360G4 but you will not find drivers for some or all of the hardware components. Most people in cases like this they use drivers from similar releases of windows.
So you are on your own on this. If Win2008 R2 isntalls fine, try some of the win2003 64-bit drivers on this page
(ahhh, again with the x64!)
11-26-2009 04:59 AM
What did you think I meant earlier with
> > Nov 25, 2009 15:14:29 GMT N/A: Question Author
> > 10 points
> How about it?