Migrating to the Compaq ProLiant 5000 Server in Microsoft Windows

WHITE PAPER
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Date June 1996
Compaq Computer
Corporation
C ONTENTS
Introduction .................. 3
Additional Resources............3
Getting Started.....................3
Migration Scenarios ....... 5
Migration
Migration
Migration
Migration
Scenario
Scenario
Scenario
Scenario
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4.............9
Step-by-Step ................ 10
Step 1: Backup
the System.........................10
Step 2: Update the
System Partition..................1 0
Step 3: Update the
Windows NT SSD................1 1
Step 4: Downgrade
the HAL..............................
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Step 5: Configure the
New System........................13
Step 6: Reinstall the
NetFlex-3 Controller
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Step 7: Upgrade the HAL
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Summary ..................... 15
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1.
Migrating to the Compaq ProLiant 5000
Server in Microsoft Windows NT Server
Environments
This document provides system engineers and administrators with tested server
information to migrate successfully to a Compaq ProLiant 5000 Server environment.
The information focuses on customer configurations running Microsoft Windows NT
Server 3.51, and later, on Compaq ProLiant Servers.
Beta versions of Microsoft Windows NT Server are not supported as a migration
platform. As newer versions of Microsoft Windows NT Server are released, newer
versions of the Compaq Support Software for Microsoft Windows NT (SSD) will become
available to support them.
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NOTICE
The information in this publication is subject to change without notice.
COMPAQ CO M P U T E R CO R P O R A T I O N
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR TECHNICAL
OR EDITORIAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN
, NOR FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE
F U R N I S H I N G, P E R F O R M A N C E, O R U S E O F T H I S M A T E R I A L.
This publication does not constitute an endorsement of the product or products that were tested.
The configuration or configurations tested or described may or may not be the only available
solution. This test is not a determination of product quality or correctness, nor does it ensure
compliance with any federal, state or local requirements. Compaq does not warrant products
other than its own strictly as stated in Compaq product warranties.
Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
Compaq, Contura, Deskpro, Fastart, Compaq Insight Manager, LTE, PageMarq, Systempro,
Systempro/LT, ProLiant, TwinTray, LicensePaq, QVision, SLT, ProLinea, SmartStart, NetFlex,
DirectPlus, QuickFind, RemotePaq, BackPaq, TechPaq, SpeedPaq, QuickBack, PaqFax,
registered United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Aero, Concerto, QuickChoice, ProSignia, Systempro/XL, Net1, SilentCool, LTE Elite, Presario,
SmartStation, MiniStation, Vocalyst, PageMate, SoftPaq, FirstPaq, SolutionPaq, EasyPoint, EZ
Help, MaxLight, MultiLock, QuickBlank, QuickLock, TriFlex Architecture and UltraView,
CompaqCare and the Innovate logo, are trademarks and/or service marks of Compaq Computer
Corporation.
Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
©1996 Compaq Computer Corporation. Printed in the U.S.A.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, Windows NT Advanced Server, SQL Server for Windows NT
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Migrating to the Compaq ProLiant 5000 Server in Microsoft
Windows NT Server Environments
First Edition (June 1996)
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I NTR ODUCTION
The ProLiant 5000 Server is the newest member of the Compaq Server Line. Its architecture is
significantly different from that of the Compaq ProLiant 4500 Server. The ProLiant 5000 Server
is designed to exploit the performance advantages and unique characteristics of Pentium Pro
processors. In addition, the ProLiant 5000 Server has the latest in high-performance options.
This White Paper presents several migration scenarios which are based on configurations tested
in the Compaq Integration Test Lab. This document addresses potential issues with common
configurations of ProLiant Servers migrating to similar configurations of the ProLiant 5000
Server.
To validate the success of each migration scenario, the Netbench suite of tests were executed
before and after each migration. However, this document does not focus on nor discuss
performance results, but rather the considerations associated with a successful migration.
Additional Resources
If you are installing a new server, the Compaq White Paper,Configuring the Compaq ProLiant
5000 for Microsoft Windows NT Server Environments,
provides detailed information on proper
hardware and software configuration.
To obtain peak performance from your ProLiant 5000 Server, it must be properly configured with
the appropriate options. Before configuring your server, read the Compaq Technology Brief,
Configuring the Compaq ProLiant 5000 Server for Peak Performance,
for detailed architectural
and configuration information.
For more information about Compaq software which provides high network availability, see the
Compaq White Paper,Compaq Advanced Network Error Correction Support in a Microsoft
Windows NT Server Environment
.
You can find the above documents, plus many other helpful documents, on the Compaq World
Wide Web site at:
http://www.compaq.com
Getting Started
Before migrating to a new platform, complete a thorough planning session to understand possible
considerations and anticipate unexpected issues. Be sure to have a backup plan so you can return
to your original configuration in the event of an unexpected issue.
To assist with this migration, the following checklist identifies incompatible items that require
updating and compatible items that have optional updates available.
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TABLE 1
MIGRATION CHECKLIST
Description
Requires Update
Update Available
Comments
Windows NT Server 3.51
Optional
Service Pack 1-4
Service Packs 1-4 are supported
Windows NT SSD,
version 1.17 and earlier
Yes
Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 Updated HAL and drivers required
or later
SMART Controller
Optional
SMART-2/P Controller
The ProLiant 5000 Server is
optimized for PCI Drive Array
Controllers
SMART-2/P Controller with Windows Yes
NT SSD, version 1.17
Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 Updated driver required if upgrading
or later
from Windows NT SSD, version 1.17
or earlier
Compaq SCSI-2 Hard Drives
(Hot Pluggable)
Optional
Compaq SCSI-2 Fast-Wide Hard Use Compaq SCSI-2 Fast-Wide
Drives (Hot Pluggable)
Hard Drives for increased
performance
Compaq SIMM memory options
Yes
Compaq DIMM memory options SIMM memory options are not
compatible
NetFlex, NetFlex-2, and NetFlex-3/E Optional
family of network controllers
NetFlex-3/P and NetTelligent PCI The ProLiant 5000 Server is
network controllers
optimized for PCI network controllers
NetFlex-3/P network controller and
Windows NT SSD, version 1.17
Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 Updated driver required
or greater
Yes
ProLiant 1500, 2000, 4000 and 4500 Yes
processor board options
ProLiant 5000 Server processor ProLiant 5000 Server requires
board options
Pentium Pro processor board
options
Compaq Tape Drive options
N/A
No
All Compaq tape drive options are
supported
The check list shown in Table 1 should not be considered complete - individual configurations
can vary. Network servers based on multiprocessing operating systems like Windows NT Server
3.51 are extremely complex. The migration scenarios illustrated in this document should be used
as examples only. Your configuration and results can vary.
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M IGRATION S CENA RIOS
Many migration scenarios were successfully tested in the Compaq Integration Test Lab. To
illustrate the broadest range of possible migration scenarios, four migration scenarios based on
the ProLiant 4500 Server were selected for this document. Although your exact configuration
might not be included, the information provided is applicable to all ProLiant Servers and
addresses all known issues with migrating from previous models and options to the ProLiant
5000 Server.
Migration Scenario 1
Table 2 illustrates a migration scenario that utilizes as many of the options in the ProLiant 4500
Server as possible. This configuration is not optimized for best performance, but it results in a
successful migration with improved processor performance. The options that can be upgraded for
optimum performance are identified for upgrading at a later time.
TABLE 2
COMPAQ PROLIANT 5000 SERVER MIGRATION
SCENARIO 1
Hardware and Software
ProLiant 4500 Server
ProLiant 5000 Server
System Processor(s)
2 X 133-MHz Pentium
2 X 166-MHz Pentium Pro
Memory
64 MB (SIMM)
64 MB (DIMM)
Disk Controller
SMART Controller
SMART Controller
File System(s)
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
Network Controller
NetFlex-3 100VG/E
NetFlex-3 100VG/E
Operating System
Windows NT Server Version 3.51
Windows NT Server Version 3.51
Software
Windows NT SSD 3.5x, Version 1.16
Windows NT SSD 3.5x, Version 1.18 and
and Compaq Insight Management
Compaq Insight Management Agents Version
Agents Version 2.61
3.00
The following items from the checklist in the “Getting Started” section were isolated for
consideration in this migration scenario:
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Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) requires upgrade
•
ProLiant 4500 Server system processor options are not compatible with the ProLiant
5000 Server
•
ProLiant 4500 Server memory options are not compatible with the ProLiant 5000 Server
•
System Configuration, Diagnostics, and Windows NT SSD require updates
•
SMART Controller and NetFlex-3/E Controller can be upgraded to PCI for optimum
performance but are compatible
The HAL compatibility is a significant issue; the server cannot initialize without it. Because HAL
compatibility is an issue in all of the migration scenarios in this document, see the section in this
document called “Step-by-Step” for more information.
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Processor and memory incompatibility are issues addressed during the planning that occurs before
a purchase is made. In most cases, there is a plan for the continued use of the old hardware. The
information is provided here to assist with the planning stage.
While the SMART Controller and NetFlex-3 Controller in this configuration are compatible, they
cannot take advantage of the advanced architecture of the ProLiant 5000 Server. Newer versions
of these controllers that are designed to take full advantage of the advanced architecture of the
ProLiant 5000 Server are available and should be considered for a future upgrade.
As indicated in the check list, driver upgrades arenot necessary for the SMART Controller and
NetFlex-3 Controller to function in the new configuration. All of the drivers and HALs to support
the hardware are located on the Windows NT SSD. To achieve HAL compatibility you must
upgrade to the Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 or later. Update all of the drivers and the HAL
automatically by using the Express Setup option on the Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 or later.
The ProLiant 5000 Server requires updated versions of the System Configuration and Diagnostics
utilities that are located on the system partition of the boot disk. The version of the Compaq
Support Software CD that ships with your new systems includes the correct versions of these
utilities, as well as the Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 or later. Follow the detailed instructions
for updating the system partition utilities in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
Migration Scenario 2
The following migration scenario introduces Microsoft Service Pack 3 for Windows NT Server
3.51, 200-MHz Pentium Pro processors, an upgrade to PCI for the drive array controller, and
100TX LAN topology. The remaining items are the same as Migration Scenario 1. This
configuration is better optimized for performance than the configuration illustrated in Migration
Scenario 1.
TABLE 3
COMPAQ PROLIANT 5000 SERVER MIGRATION
SCENARIO 2
Hardware and Software
ProLiant 4500 Server
ProLiant 5000 Server
System Processor(s)
2 X 133-MHz Pentium
2 X 200-MHz Pentium Pro
Memory
64 MB (SIMM)
64 MB (DIMM)
Disk Controller
SMART Controller
SMART-2 /P Controller
Drive Configuration
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
File System(s)
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
Network Controller
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/E
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/E
Operating System
Windows NT Server 3.51 + Service Windows NT Server 3.51 + Service Pack 3
Pack 3
Software
Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 and Compaq
Windows NT SSD, version 1.16
and Compaq Insight Management Insight Management Agents, version 3.00 or
Agents, version 2.61
later
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The following items from the check list in the “Getting Started” section were identified for
consideration in this migration scenario:
•
HAL requires upgrade
•
SMART-2/P driver upgrade required
•
ProLiant 4500 Server system processor options are not compatible with the ProLiant
5000 Server
•
ProLiant 4500 Server memory options are not compatible with the ProLiant 5000 Server
•
System Configuration, Diagnostics, and Windows NT SSD require updates
•
NetFlex-3/E Controller can be upgraded to PCI for performance improvement
As with all the configurations in this document, you must upgrade the HAL. Failure to upgrade
the HAL results in a blue screen trap during server initialization. Detailed instructions for
upgrading the HAL are included in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
If you are in the planning stage of a migration, note that the processor and memory options from
the ProLiant 4500 Server arenot compatible with the ProLiant 5000 Server.
The device driver for the SMART Controller installed in the ProLiant 4500 Server requires an
update to support the SMART-2/P Controller planned for the ProLiant 5000 Server.
CAUTION: You must use the correct driver for the SMART-2/P Controller for the system to initialize.
Fortunately, this is an easy issue to solve because the updated driver is backward compatible with
the SMART Controller. To resolve this, apply the Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 or greater
prior to moving the controller and drive subsystem to the new platform. Detailed instructions for
this process are included in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
The NetFlex-3/E Controller in this configuration is compatible but does not utilize the highperformance PCI architecture in the ProLiant 5000 Server. To take advantage of the PCI
architecture in the ProLiant 5000 Server, you must install the updated version of this controller.
Even though the existing controller device driver is compatible, you should upgrade it at the
same time as the HAL.
Detailed instructions for updating the system partition utilities (System Configuration,
Diagnostics, Drive Array Configuration, and so on) can be found in the “Step-by-Step” section of
this document.
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Migration Scenario 3
The additional processors, Service Pack 4, and additional memory in the following migration
scenario will not require changes to the procedures used to migrate scenario 2 as stated earlier.
However, by starting with a SMART-2 /E Controller in the ProLiant 4500 Server you can save the
process of updating the driver before migration.
TABLE 4
COMPAQ PROLIANT 5000 SERVER MIGRATION
SCENARIO 3
Hardware and Software
ProLiant 4500 Server
ProLiant 5000 Server
System Processor(s)
4 X 133-MHz Pentium
4 X 166-MHz Pentium Pro
Memory
128 MB (SIMM)
128 MB (DIMM)
Disk Controller
SMART-2/E Controller
SMART-2/P Controller
Drive Configuration
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
File System(s)
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
500-MB FAT(boot), 5.5-GB NTFS
Network Controller
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/E
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/E
Software
Windows NT SSD, version 1.17
Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 and Compaq
and Compaq Insight Management Insight Management Agents, version 3.00 or
Agents, version 2.61
later
The following items from the checklist in the “Getting Started” section were isolated for
consideration in this migration scenario:
•
HAL update required
•
ProLiant 4500 Server system processor options are not compatible with the ProLiant
5000 Server
•
ProLiant 4500 Server memory options are not compatible with the ProLiant 5000 Server
•
NetFlex-3/E Controller can be upgraded to PCI for performance improvement
•
System Configuration, Diagnostics, and Windows NT SSD require update
For this migration scenario, as with migration scenarios 1 and 2, the HAL and system partition
utilities (System Configuration, Diagnostics, and so on) require updates. Procedures for
accomplishing these tasks can be found in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
As is the case with all the migration scenarios presented in this document, the memory and
processor options are not compatible. The Compaq Technology Brief,
Configuring the Compaq
ProLiant 5000 for Peak Performance(document number 301A/0696) provides additional
information on this subject.
The NetFlex-3/E Controller in this configuration is compatible but does not utilize the highperformance PCI architecture in the ProLiant 5000 Server. To take advantage of the PCI
architecture in the ProLiant 5000 Server, you must install the updated version of this controller.
Even though the existing controller device driver is compatible, you should upgrade it at the same
time as the HAL.
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Migration Scenario 4
The migration scenario that follows takes full advantage of the advanced architecture in the
ProLiant 5000 Server. The table below illustrates the hardware and software components used
in this migration scenario.
TABLE 5
COMPAQ PROLIANT 5000 SERVER MIGRATION
SCENARIO 4
Hardware and Software
ProLiant 4500 Server
ProLiant 5000 Server
System Processor(s)
4 X 133-MHz Pentium
4 X 200-MHz Pentium Pro
Memory
128 MB (SIMM)
128 MB (DIMM)
Disk Controller
SMART Controller
SMART-2/P Controller
Drive Configuration
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
4 X 2.1 GB (RAID 5)
File System(s)
500-MB FAT(boot),
5.5-GB NTFS
500-MB FAT(boot),
5.5-GB NTFS
Network Controller
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/E
NetFlex-3 10/100TX/P
Software
Windows NT SSD, version 1.16 Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 and
and Compaq Insight Management Compaq Insight Management Agents,
Agents, version 2.61
version 3.00 or later
The following items in this migration scenario require attention during the migration process.
•
HAL requires upgrade
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Memory and processor options are not compatible
•
SMART-2/P Drive Array Controller driver upgrade required
•
NetFlex-3/P Controller - instance re-creation required
•
System Configuration, Diagnostics, and Windows NT SSD require updates
Carefully follow the HAL upgrade procedures in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
Failure to update the HAL correctly can prevent the system from initializing.
The SMART Controller driver from the Windows NT SSD version 1.16 installed in the ProLiant
4500 Server is not compatible with the SMART-2/P Controller planned for the upgraded system.
CAUTION: You must use the correct driver for the SMART-2/P Controller for the system to initialize.
Apply the Windows NT SSD, version 1.18 or later prior to moving the controller and drive
subsystem to the new platform. Detailed instructions for this process are included in the “Step-byStep” section of this document.
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The NetFlex-3 Controller configuration information stored in the registry from the ProLiant
4500 Server installation requires replacement when the new NetFlex-3 /P Controller is installed
in the ProLiant 5000 Server. Deleting and reinstalling the controller instance is a simple
procedure that resolves this issue. Detailed instructions are available for this procedure in the
“Step-by-Step” section of this document.
To update the system partition utilities (System Configuration, Diagnostics, and so on), follow
the detailed instructions in the “Step-by-Step” section of this document.
S TEP - BY -S TEP
This section provides basic step-by-step instructions for migrating the scenarios described earlier
in this document. Detailed instructions for performing many of the tasks listed in previous
sections, such as updating the HAL, using the system partition utilities, and deleting and
reinstalling a NetFlex-3 Controller instance are also included here.
Step 1: Backup the System
You must first perform a complete backup of your system and verify it. Follow the instructions
included with your backup software to enable theVerify After Backup option. This ensures that
you can return to the starting point with all of your data if a problem arises.
After the backup is complete, update your Emergency Repair Disk or create a new one. You will
need this if you have to restore your complete system. The Repair Disk Utility accomplishes this
task. Follow these steps:
1.
From a command prompt, type
RDISK
<Enter>
2.
Select Create Repair Diskto create a new repair disk, or selectUpdate Repair Infoto update
an existing repair disk.
3.
Follow the instructions given to complete the task.
Step 2: Update the System Partition
Your upgraded system requires an updated version of System Configuration and other utilities
stored in the system partition of your hard disk. To ensure that the correct versions are available
to your new system, follow the instructions below to update the utilities with the version provided
with the new server.
1.
Shutdown the server and place the Compaq Software Support CD shipped with your new
server in the CD-ROM drive of your existing server and reboot.
2.
Select Upgrade System Partition.
3.
Check System Configuration, Diagnostics, Drive Array Configuration, and so on.
4.
When the update is complete, selectExit from this utility.
5.
Reboot the server.
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Step 3: Update the Windows NT SSD
Complete this step while the original system is still functional and before the HAL is updated for
the new system. If you are migrating to the SMART-2 /P Controller, you must use the Windows
NT SSD, version 1.18 or later for the SMART-2 Controller to function properly in the new
system.
You can build an updated version of the Windows NT SSD from the Software Support CD
shipped with your new server by following these steps:
1.
Insert the Compaq Support Software CD in the CD-ROM drive.
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Select File → Run from the Windows Program Manager.
3.
Enter:
<drive>:\WINDOWS\PB.EXE
where <drive> is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.
4.
Select Toolbox from the Product Builder Main Menu.
5.
Select the Microsoft Productscategory from the Select a Product Category screen.
6.
Select Compaq Support Software for Windows NT
from the Select a Product screen.
Information on the products version and space requirements can be viewed on the screen.
7.
Select a product, then choose theBuild button, or double-click on a product in the list box.
From the Destination and Key Entry screen you can specify the destination drive and
directory for the product.
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Specify a destination path, then selectContinue to begin the copy process.
After you create the latest version of the Windows NT SSD, you must upgrade your system with
all the new drivers. Follow these steps:
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Insert the Windows NT SSD (Diskette # 1) into the diskette drive.
2.
Select File → Run from Program Manager.
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Enter the following:
A:\setup
where A: is the letter of the diskette drive.
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Select the Express button and then the Update button.
5.
Follow the instructions to update all drivers.
6.
Remove the Windows NT SSD diskette and restart the computer to enable the drivers.
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Step 4: Downgrade the HAL
The ProLiant 4500 Server requires the Compaq Systempro HAL for multiprocessing in a
Windows NT Server environment and the ProLiant 5000 requires the Compaq MPS HAL.
Neither system initializes without the correct HAL. To facilitate the upgrade, you must install the
correct HAL for the ProLiant 5000 Server while the ProLiant 4500 Server is still functional.
The Windows NT SSD detects and installs the appropriate HAL during the installation
process. To accomplish the migration safely, you must downgrade the system to a uniprocessor
HAL and kernel, which can be run on both systems, before moving to the ProLiant 5000
Server. After successfully migrating all options, you must upgrade the system to a
multiprocessor HAL and kernel.
The Compaq SSD Setup Utility performs downgrades and upgrades for you. You need the
Windows NT Server and Service Pack media to accomplish the procedure that follows.
CAUTION: If the boot partition is formatted as NTFS, there is no easy recovery if the incorrect HAL is
installed. Therefore, be careful with your selections.
With Windows NT Server running on the ProLiant 4500 Server, follow these instructions to
downgrade to a uniprocessor HAL:
1.
Insert the Windows NT SSD (Diskette # 1) into the diskette drive.
2.
Select File → Run form Program Manager.
3.
Enter the following:
A:\setup
where A: is the letter of the diskette drive.
4.
Select Custom from the Setup Installations Options Menu.
5.
Select the HAL tab from the Setup - Custom Installation Menu.
6.
Select the Convert to uniprocessor HALcheck box.
7.
Insert the Windows NT Server CD in the CD-ROM drive. Select theDowngradebutton.
Follow the instructions provided.
NOTE: Depending on your configuration, you might be prompted for Windows NT Service
Pack file locations. Be prepared by having these files ready.
8.
Remove the Windows NT SSD diskette and restart the server to enable the new HAL.
To verify that the correct HAL was successfully installed, observe the blue server initialization
screen. A brief message displays to indicate that the Windows NT uniprocessor kernel and the
Compaq uniprocessor HAL are initializing.
NOTE: The initialization message should indicate that only one system processor is initializing.
This is correct for the uniprocessor configuration, even though there is more than one processor
installed in the system.
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Step 5: Configure the New System
To configure the new system, follow these steps:
1.
Turn off the power to both the new and old systems.
2.
Remove the access covers and prepare to move the drive subsystem and other peripherals to
the new system. Because the exact task depends on what options are migrated to the new
system, follow the instructions included with each option that you are migrating.
The following suggestions and warnings might save you some time:
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Take precautions against electrostatic discharge.
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Number the front of the drives before you remove them from the cabinet to make sure
they remain in the same order during the migration.
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If you are migrating an array controller to the ProLiant 5000 Server for drives installed in
the front hot plug bays of the server, relocate the narrow SCSI cable from the top of the hot
plug drive bay to the narrow SCSI connector on the system I/O board. This is located just
above the wide SCSI cable that is connected to the hot plug drive bays from the factory.
This narrow cable feeds the CD-ROM drive and any tape drive you might have installed.
CAUTION: You must reinstall hot plug drives in the exact order to preserve the array configuration
during migration. Failure to due so can result in the loss of all data.
3.
After all the options are installed, power up the system with the Compaq Support Software
CD in the CD-ROM drive to configure the hardware. If you are migrating a SMART
Controller or a SMART-2 Controller, the system cannot access the system partition of the
hard drive until after the array is configured.
4.
For systems with SMART-2 Controllers, you must boot from the Compaq Support Software
CD again and select Configure Drive Array. The SMART-2 Controllers recognize the last
known configuration of the array and list it as the default configuration. Accept the
configuration without change and save it.
CAUTION: Any modification to the array configuration that differs from your previous configuration
results in the loss of all data.
5.
After completing the above migration, remove the Compaq Software Support CD and restart
the server to enable the configuration.
Step 6: Reinstall the NetFlex-3 Controller
When changing from a NetFlex-3/E to a NetFlex-3/P Controller, you must delete and reinstall
the controller for it to function properly. For more information on configuring the NetFlex-3/P
Controller, see the Compaq White Paper,Compaq Advanced Network Error Correction Support
in a Microsoft Windows NT Server Environment
(document number 353A/0696). After the new
system starts, follow these steps:
1.
Select Control Panel→ Network from the Main program group to start the Network Settings
dialog box.
2.
Highlight each protocol, selectConfigure, and write down all configuration details.
CAUTION: Failure to record and restore all protocol settings accurately can result in a network
communication failure of the new server.
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Select the NetFlex-3 Controllerfrom the Installed Adapter Cards window.
4.
Select the Remove button and confirm the operation.
5.
Select on Close and then Restart.
6.
Return to the Network Settings dialog box after the server restarts.
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Select Add Adapter.
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Select COMPAQ NetFlex-3 EISA/PCI.
9.
Insert the Windows NT SSD (diskette # 1) in drive A when prompted for the path of the
distribution files, and type
a:\net\netflx3 <Enter>
10. The Advanced Network Control Utility automatically runs. Highlight the NetFlex-3
Controller and select theInstall button.
11. Select Close and fill in the appropriate protocol information recorded in Step 2.
12. Select Restart System. The system should start and be fully operational.
NOTE: For additional information on configuring the advanced fault tolerance features of
the Advanced Network Control Utility, read the Compaq White Paper,
Compaq Advanced
Network Error Correction Support in a Microsoft Windows NT Server Environment.
Step 7: Upgrade the HAL
After the ProLiant 5000 Server is fully configured and you verify that it is functioning properly,
you must upgrade the HAL and kernel to the multiprocessing versions. The Compaq SSD Setup
Utility performs the upgrade to the multiprocessor HAL. You need the Windows NT Server and
Service Pack media to accomplish the procedure that follows.
CAUTION: If the boot partition is formatted as NTFS, there is no easy recovery if the incorrect HAL is
installed. Therefore, be careful with your selections.
With Windows NT Server running on the ProLiant 5000 Server, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the Windows NT SSD (Diskette # 1) into the diskette drive.
2.
Select File → Run from Program Manager.
3.
Enter the following:
A:\setup
where A: is the letter of the diskette drive.
4.
Select Custom from the Setup Installations Options Menu.
5.
Select the HAL tab from the Setup - Custom Installation menu.
6.
Select the Upgrade to multiprocessor HALcheck box.
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7.
Insert the Windows NT Server CD in the CD-ROM drive. Select theUpgrade button. Follow
the instructions provided.
NOTE: Depending on your configuration, you might be prompted for Windows NT Service
Pack file locations. Be prepared by having these files ready.
8.
Remove the Windows NT SSD diskette from the drive and restart the server.
To verify that the correct HAL was successfully installed, observe the blue server initialization
screen. A brief message displays to indicate that the Windows NT multiprocessor kernel and the
Compaq multiprocessor HAL are initializing.
Summary
After following the steps outlined in this document, your ProLiant 5000 Server should be fully
configured, with an upgraded HAL and kernel. For more information on installing a new server,
obtaining peak performance from you ProLiant 5000 Server, or increasing network availability,
see the section, “Additional Resources” on page 3.