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Stage 3: System Erase, ORCA and SmartStart OS Installation
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ProLiant Help Desk User's Guide
Stage 3: System Erase, ORCA and SmartStart OS Installation
Introduction
SmartStart is designed to function as a first-time installation tool and will overwrite any disk data
that may exist. Therefore, if any server has been configured previously and the server needs to
be restored to a factory original, "out-of-the-box" condition, you must clear the fixed disk
partitions and nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM).
The simplest way to perform an erase is to start the server with the SmartStart CD in the CDROM and run the System Erase Utility. As System Erase will delete disk data, this procedure
should only be run during initial system set-up and is not recommended for an operating
system reload.
! -Warning
System Erase will destroy all data on the hard drives and all configuration data on the NVRAM.
(see A/ How to Erase the System on next page)
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A/ How to Erase the System
1. Power on your system with the SmartStart CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2.
Select Run System Erase Utility and click OK. To continue and delete all data from your hard
drives, click Yes. This erases any residual operating system files that might still be on your system.
System Erase Utility Screen
3.
When prompted, cycle system power, power down and restart the server, leaving the
SmartStart CD in the server.
4.
If your server includes an Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)-enabled SmartArray
controller, refer to Stage 2. Otherwise, exclude 2 and proceed to Stage 3.
Note
!
ORCA is supported by most ProLiant Generation 2 (G2) or greater servers.
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B/ ORCA - Using Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (Optional)
When a Compaq RAID controller with ORCA support is installed in the system, the controllerbased option ROM prompts during the power-on self-test (POST) for 10 seconds. Press the F8
key to start ORCA.
Only the newest Compaq SmartArray controller models support ORCA. All earlier generations
of Smart controllers support the Array Configuration Utility (ACU). The Compaq RAID LC2
controller can be configured only with ORCA.
This stage can be done independent of the SmartStart process.
Note
! ORCA does not support drive expansion, RAID level migration, or setting the
stripe size. To access those Smart Array features you will need to run the ACU as
part of SmartStart.
1. To start ORCA, press F8 at startup when prompted during POST (only a 10 seconds to accomplish
this).
2. From the information at the header of the application, note and record the following for
reference:
2.1. Version of the utility.
2.2. The controllers that are detected.
2.3. Slots that are listed and their corresponding position.
2.4. Options that are available from the Main Menu.
3. Select Create Logical Drive and press Enter.
3.1. Verify that all desired drives are available to create an array (RAID 1 shown).
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(ORCA continued)
3.2. Take note of what happens to the LED’s on the drives.
Note: The recommended RAID configuration is pre-selected based on the number of drives
available (two drive RAID 1 used). You may also change this and/or create multiple arrays.
3.3. Deselect a physical drive from the Available Physical Drives menu by pressing the space bar.
Observe the drive LEDs to ensure that it was de-selected (to further test this, choose different
physical drives to select and deselect and observe the drive LEDs).
4. It is recommended that you select all available drives for the array set for maximum performance.
Logical drives can be “carved” out of the array according to data requirements.
5. Save the configuration (F8) and create the logical drive.
Then press Enter to continue and return to Main Menu.
6. Select View Logical Drive again and press Enter. Note which logical drives are listed.
7. To verify the configuration, select the new logical drive using the cursor keys. Press Enter.
8. Press Esc to exit the information window. Press Esc again to return to the Main Menu.
If the configuration is incorrect, select Delete Logical Drive from the Main menu and press Enter.
9. Press F3 to delete the logical drive.
10. Press Enter to continue and return to the Main Menu.
11. Press Esc to exit the utility.
12. Proceed to C/ Preparing the Server with SmartStart.
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C/ Preparing the Server with SmartStart
To prepare the server for an installation of the Windows 2000 operating system preload:
1. Ensure that all drives, memory modules, adapters/controllers have been installed into the server.
2. Power on your system. If the system has been erased, POST messages will indicate that the server is
not configured. If the system has not been erased, you will need to start the server with the
SmartStart CD already in the CD-ROM drive and run the System Erase Utility from SmartStart.
3. To allow the system to start from the SmartStart CD, insert the Compaq SmartStart CD into the CDROM drive. The Language Selection screen displays. There are five languages supported by the
SmartStart program.
4. Select the appropriate language. The Regional Settings screen displays.
5. Select the appropriate country and keyboard type.
6. Set the date and time. If your region uses Daylight Saving Time, check the box and click Next.
7
Verify that your settings are correct and click Continue. You can select Back to make corrections
if needed. The Compaq SmartStart Program License Agreement screen displays.
8
Check the “I Agree” box on the SmartStart agreement screen, then click OK. The Choose the
desired SmartStart path screen displays.
SmartStart Installation Path Screen
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9.
You are able to select one of the following paths:
a.
b.
c.
10.
Assisted Integration Walks you through the automated SmartStart process
Manual Configuration Allows manual configuration of the system
Replicated Configuration Automatically creates a server with the same configuration as
one previously created with SmartStart, using a Replication diskette made during the
previous installation
Select Manual Configuration and click Begin.
! Note
Beginning immediately after this screen, SmartStart allows the option to review the summary of your
installation decisions up to your current position in the process. SmartStart also displays a navigation
bar so that you can determine where you are in the SmartStart process.
11.
The Operating System Selection screen displays. Select the plus sign (+) box next to the
Microsoft folder to open it. The Microsoft software selection screen displays. You are given the
option of installing several operating systems, including Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT
Server Enterprise Edition 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
12.
Select Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server - English and click Next.
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13.
Verify your operating system selection and click Continue.
14.
As your system uses the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU), the system proceeds directly to the
steps in Stage 4. Had your system used the System Configuration Utility (SCU), you would have
been asked to follow the
System Configuration prompts.
RBSU Console Window
SmartStart automatically configures the hardware based on the installed EISA and/or PCI
boards and storage options.
15.
Press Enter to restart the server and proceed to the Array Configuration Utility. As the array has
already been configured using ORCA, this will merely verify the array configuration.
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D/ Using the Array Configuration Utility
The array has already been configured using ORCA, consequently this procedure will merely
verify the array configuration. If the server you are configuring has a Compaq Smart Array
controller, SmartStart automatically starts the ACU.
1.
Click Continue -> Next to begin configuring your controller.
2.
If necessary because of multiple controllers, choose your controller and click Next.
Embedded 5i Controller
3.
Proceed through the ACU prompts, verifying the 5I controller installation. Had this been an
actual installation, the utility would select the best configuration for the system. To accept the
default configuration, click Continue -> Finish.
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Example RAID !+0 Configuration
4.
After the Smart Array controller has been configured, the system will restart and proceed with
the SmartStart automated installation process.
5.
SmartStart will automatically create the system partition and restart the system again.
6.
(optional) In the Diskette Builder window, select Create Support Software to create diskette
images of support software. The SmartStart Assisted installation procedure will pre-install all
required drivers and utilities based on the discovered hardware.
7.
The system is now ready for installation of the company preloaded operating system image.
When asked, remove the SmartStart CD, insert the system image and click Continue.
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E/ Installing Compaq Support Paq's
(this step is performed after the company OS image has been successfully installed)
1. After OS installation, insert the SmartStart CD into CD drive to launch the SmartStart System
Utilities menu;
2. Click on Install Compaq SupportPaq icon;
3. Check off and install appropriate support Paq's (installed and newer versions will be indicated);
4. Verify Results;
5. Restart Server
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