Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot (4614 Views)
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Tamas Vesztergombi
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Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

I am trying to configure a DL380 G# to boot off a USB drive/key. Is there a way to do it? Does the hardware/BIOS support it?

Also is there an internal USB port on the motherboard/daughter-cards anywhere inside the server?
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

Although most Proliant servers can boot from a drive key, DL380 G3 is not one of them.
Check USB compatibility list on:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/usb-support.html

And HP Drive Key Boot Utility compatibility on:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23839.html
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Tamas Vesztergombi
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Re: Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

Great, just my luck. :-(

Actually, what I need to get running is a USB based NAS server (www.e-open.com) so it would have been nice to have the feature.

I am guessing a ROM update will not solve the problem either?

What about internal USB port? Does it have one of those?
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Tamas Vesztergombi
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Re: Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

Great, just my luck. :-(

Actually, what I need to get running is a USB based NAS server (www.open-e.com) so it would have been nice to have the feature.

I am guessing a ROM update will not solve the problem either?

What about internal USB port? Does it have one of those?
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

No, it only has 2 USB 1.1 (external) ports.
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Tamas Vesztergombi
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Re: Proliant DL380 G3 USB Boot

Thanks for the help.
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