Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent (363 Views)
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abhishekjain_48
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hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

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Hi ,

 

I want to know if hp dl380 gen8 suppots Windows 2000 ?

 

Thanks & Regards

Abhishek Jain

 

 

 

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David_Schwartzs
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Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

Windows Server 2000 is not certified for DL380 Gen8, and there's no driver stack made available.

As a workaround, though, you can use VMWare ESXi as an underlying hypervisor and run Windows Server 2000 within a virtual machine on the DL380 Gen8 platform.

Note that VMWare has announced that version 5.1 of their software will be the last version to support Windows 2000.
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Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

thanks for the info!!!!

 

could you please suggest which hardware i can go for if i need OS as win2000 or if you have any link or list of h/w for which win2000 is certified?

 

Will DL784 will work?

 

Thanks & Regards

AbhishekJ

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David_Schwartzs
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Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

HP doesn't certify any current available hardware with Windows 2000 as a baremetal OS. Hasn't been supported since G5 for most servers.

Here are some of the servers and the newest generations thereof that did:

DL360 G5
DL380 G5
DL385 G1
DL580 G4
DL585 G1
ML150 G3
ML350 G5
ML370 G5
ML570 G4
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Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

so you mean i can still go for DL380 G5 and DL385 G1.

 

it would be highly appreciablev if any link or doc that you can share stating same..

 

Thanks

AbhishekJ

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Re: hp dl380 gen8 os support--urgent

Windows Server 2000 compatibility matrix:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/583791-0-0-0-121.html?404m=cache-ccto0

 

And, HP does not sell any of these older generation servers as new currently.  You would have to find it available refurbished or used.

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