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Implementing Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers

integration note

Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2 Introduction to Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2008 ............................................................. 2 Benefits of Windows Small Business Server 2008 ................................................................................ 3 Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V................................. 4 System requirements............................................................................................................................. 4 Recommended system configuration ................................................................................................... 5 Supported HP ProLiant servers ........................................................................................................... 6 Supported Software and Options........................................................................................................... 7 Software ..................................................................................................................................... 7 Storage options............................................................................................................................ 7 Network interface controllers ......................................................................................................... 9 Deploying Windows Small Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers....................................................... 11 Pre-installation tasks........................................................................................................................ 11 Install Windows Small Business Server 2008..................................................................................... 11 Install the ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) ............................................................................................... 11 PSP requirements ........................................................................................................................ 11 Installing the PSP ........................................................................................................................ 12 Deploying the PSP: ..................................................................................................................... 12 Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds ....................................................................................... 14 For more information.......................................................................................................................... 15 Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 15

Abstract

This integration note describes the level of support available for Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008 on HP ProLiant servers. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to customers during installation of the operating system. For more information, visit the HP website at www.hp.com/go/winessentialfamily. Key topics addressed in this paper: · Supported configurations of ProLiant servers · Recommended system configuration and server platforms · Supported software, storage options, and network adapters · Procedures for new installations · Known issues

Introduction to Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2008

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 provides an unparalleled out-of-the-box experience for a small business customer. Building upon earlier versions of the small business platform, Windows Small Business Server 2008 offers easier setup and installation, simplified management, and improved network-wide security features for the small business customer.

NOTE: Windows Small Business Server 2008 is only available as a 64-bit operating system; a 64-bit processor is required to install and use Windows Small Business Server 2008.

Windows Small Business Server 2008 is available in the following editions: · Standard Edition · Premium Edition

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Figure 1. Windows Small Business Server 2008 edition features

Benefits of Windows Small Business Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008 offers a complete solution designed for small businesses with 5 to 75 desktop clients. Small businesses will benefit from the following achievements of Windows Small Business Server 2008: · Simplified installation and configuration--Windows Small Business Server 2008 integrates multiple product installations into a single, easy-to-use deployment wizard reducing installation time and complexity. · Simplified management--A streamlined management console presents the administrator with relevant system information and a matching set of tasks allowing for a simple, efficient, and effective process that even a non-technical person can perform. · Enhanced Business Productivity--Windows Small Business Server 2008 offers advanced collaboration tools like Remote Web Workplace and SharePoint Services providing web site administration and security allowing small businesses to remain competitive with their larger counterparts. · Network-wide Protection--Windows Small Business Server 2008 integrates leading-edge protection technologies to provide real-time network status and protects small business networks and valuable data.

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Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Microsoft offers deployment flexibility for Windows Small Business Server 2008. Customers may choose to virtualize their installations in order to reduce the number of physical servers deployed within their organizations. Microsoft supports virtualized Windows Small Business Server 2008 installations in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Installing the second server on a Hyper-V virtual machine

Scenario 2: Installing the primary and second servers in Hyper-V virtual machines on a single physical computer

Administrators should evaluate the different virtualization scenarios offered by Microsoft to determine the best solution for their organizations. More information on how to virtualize a Windows Small Business Server 2008 installation is available on the Microsoft website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=124858. Not all HP servers that support Windows Small Business Server 2008 are able to support Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Review Table 2 in this document for supported HP ProLiant servers.

System requirements

Windows Small Business Server 2008 should install on any ProLiant server listed in the "Recommended system platform" section of this document when the server meets the hardware configuration established by Microsoft.

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Carefully review this document for the recommended system configuration and possible issues that might be encountered. Do not use this paper as the sole source of information. In addition to the websites mentioned throughout this paper, visit the Windows Small Business Server 2008 support page at www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/essential/sbs/default.mspx.

Recommended system configuration

Microsoft has established the recommended system configurations listed in Table 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2008 installations.

Table 1. Recommended system configuration Component Management Server Processor RAM per processor 2 GHz (or greater) clock speed (x64 processor) 4 GB (minimum) 32 GB (maximum) Requirement SQL Server (Premium Edition Only) 2 GHz (or greater) clock speed (x86 or x64 processors) 2 GB (minimum) 32 GB (maximum for x64 processor) or 4 GB (maximum for x86 processor)

OS partition: 10 GB (minimum free space), 40 GB (recommended free space)

Hard drive

OS partition: 60 GB (minimum free space) One, 100 Mbps (minimum)

NICs Internet Monitor Fax Modem DVD-ROM drive Keyboard and pointing device

One, 100 Mbps (minimum)

Internet access and a Windows Live account may be required Super-VGA (800 × 600) or higher-resolution monitor Fax Services require a fax modem DVD-ROM drive Keyboard Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

NOTE: Windows Small Business Server 2008 supports the following client operating systems:

· Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 or later · Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate · Windows Mobile 5.0 or later

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Supported HP ProLiant servers

Table 2 lists the ProLiant servers that support Windows Small Business Server 2008. ROM versions and ROM dates are included. Refer to the following web resources to assist in determining the ROM version and family of the supported ProLiant server. · Software and drivers: www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl. · Windows on ProLiant support matrix: http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/windows/index.html.

Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Small Business Server 2008 Server platform ProLiant BL servers: ProLiant BL260c G5 ProLiant BL460c ProLiant BL465c ProLiant BL465c G5 ProLiant BL480c ProLiant DL servers: ProLiant DL120 G5* ProLiant DL160 G5* ProLiant DL165 G5* ProLiant DL180* ProLiant DL180 G5* ProLiant DL185 G5* ProLiant DL320 G5 ProLiant DL320 G5p ProLiant DL360 G5 ProLiant DL365 ProLiant DL365 G5 ProLiant DL380 G5 ProLiant DL385 G2 ProLiant DL385 G5 2008.07.03 DL160 2008.04.09 DL180 2008.03.08 2008.04.23 W04 W05 P58 A10 A10 P56 A09 A09 07/03/08 03/31/06 04/09/08 06/18/06 03/08/2008 04/30/08 08/21/07 04/16/08 01/30/08 09/20/07 09/20/07 08/21/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes I20 I15 A13 A13G5 I14 02/14/08 08/21/07 09/20/07 09/20/07 08/21/07 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ROM family ROM date (minimum) Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

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Table 2. ProLiant server platforms that support Windows Small Business Server 2008 Server platform ProLiant ML servers: ProLiant ML110 G5* ProLiant ML115* ProLiant ML115 G5* ProLiant ML150 G5* ProLiant ML310 G3 ProLiant ML310 G4 ProLiant ML310 G5 ProLiant ML350 G4p ProLiant ML350 G5 ProLiant ML370 G4 ProLiant ML370 G5

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ROM family

ROM date (minimum)

Supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

ML110G5 ML115G1 ML115G5 ML150G5 W03 W03 W05 D19 D21 P50 P57

06/05/06 03/10/07 03/10/07 05/30/06 08/21/07 08/21/07 11/15/07 01/29/08 08/21/07 07/19/07 08/21/07

No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes

The ProLiant Support Pack 8.11 does not include drivers for ProLiant 100 series servers. Download the required drivers from the appropriate product page on www.hp.com.

Supported Software and Options

Software HP recommends that administrators use the drivers on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 media for the installation. The HP ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 editions, Version 8.10 or later may be used with Windows Small Business Server 2008. Storage options Table 3 lists supported ProLiant storage options and recommended driver revisions needed to interface with Windows Small Business Server 2008. HP has updated the ProLiant Support Pack 8.11 for Windows Small Business Server 2008 with the latest drivers (see the "Installing the PSP" section for the download location).

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Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location PSP 8.11 Management drivers Notification driver, Smart Array 5xxx SAS/SATA Notification Service StorageWorks Fibre Channel Array Notification Driver for Windows 2000/Server 2003 6-Port SATA RAID Controller Smart Array E200 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) E200i HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) E500 HPCISS2.SYS (full-feature) P400 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) P400i HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) 5i 5i Plus 6i 6402 641 642 P600 HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS.SYS (full-feature) HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) P800 HPCISSS2.SYS (full-feature) CPQCISSE.SYS CISSESRV.EXE CPQFCAC.SYS AAC.SYS Windows media

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Table 3. Supported ProLiant storage controller options Option Driver Location PSP 8.11 Ultra 320 SCSI Integrated Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Controller 64-bit/13-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter 64-bit/13-MHz Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters QLogic: QLA24xx QLE24xx QMH2462 Emulex: LP1050 1050DC LP11002 LP1150 LPe11002 LPe11050 ELXSTOR.SYS ELXSTOR.SYS ELXSTOR.SYS ELXSTOR.SYS ELXSTOR.SYS ELXSTOR.SYS QL2300.SYS QL2300.SYS QL2300.SYS SYMMPI.SYS SYMMPI.SYS SYMMPI.SYS Windows media

NOTE: Firmware upgrades are available for many of these devices through variations of the Options ROMPaq. The latest version of each Options ROMPaq is available on the software and drivers website: www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl.

Network interface controllers Table 4 lists ProLiant NICs supported by Windows Small Business Server 2008. All NIC drivers are available on the PSP and have a digital signature. HP-branded drivers are not available on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 media. However, corresponding NIC drivers from Intel and Broadcom are on the media and can be used instead. Drivers for HP multi-function adapters, including support for HP ProLiant G5 LAN on Motherboard (LOM) and the NC370T/F and NC380T, are available only on the Web.

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Table 4. Supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs available on PSP 8.11 and the Windows media Gigabit NIC NC1020 NC150T NC310 NC320m NC320T NC325m NC326m NC340T NC360T NC360T NC370T/F/i NC371i NC373T/F/M/i NC374M NC380T NC6170 NC7170 NC7761 NC7771 NC7781 NC7782 PCI-X Driver Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS N1G5132E.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS N1G5132E.SYS N1E5132E.SYS N1E5132E.SYS BXVBDA.SYS BXVBDA.SYS BXVBDA.SYS BXVBDA.SYS BXVBDA.SYS N1G5132E.SYS N1G5132E.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS Q57AMD64.SYS

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Deploying Windows Small Business Server 2008 on ProLiant servers

Pre-installation tasks

To prepare for installation, perform the following tasks: · Make sure that the server selected for installation is listed in Table 1 as having the necessary support. · Make sure that any additional storage options added to the server are listed as supported ProLiant storage options. · Make sure that any additional NICs added to the server are listed as supported ProLiant Gigabit Ethernet NICs. · Go to the support and drivers page at www.hp.com/support to obtain the supported ROM for Windows Server 2008 installations for the server. · Use the RBSU to set date/time and configure the boot controller order (if necessary). · Use the Online RAID Configuration Utility (ORCA) to configure the RAID settings for the server.

Install Windows Small Business Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008 may be installed using either a network connection or a DVD drive.

IMPORTANT: Blade Enclosure DVD or iLO-mounted DVD installation methods should not be used with Windows Small Business Server 2008 unless there is no alternative. The installation time for these methods is significantly longer. NOTE: HP recommends administrators follow the Microsoft documentation when installing Windows Small Business Server 2008 on ProLiant server platforms. Refer to the Getting Started documentation: www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/essential/sbs/default.mspx.

HP recommends following the installation guidelines set forth by Microsoft. The documentation may be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc514417.aspx.

Install the ProLiant Support Pack (PSP)

ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions Version 8.11 may be used with Windows Small Business Server 2008; however, official support will be available when the product is released from Microsoft. PSP requirements ProLiant servers support the combination of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and PSP for Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions Version 8.11.

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NOTE: The ProLiant Support Pack 8.11 does not include drivers for ProLiant 100 series servers. Download the required drivers from the appropriate product page on www.hp.com.

Installing the PSP Download PSP Version 8.11--designed specifically for use with Windows Server 2008 on ProLiant servers--from the HP website as follows:

1. Go to the HP website, www.hp.com. 2. Select Support & Driver Downloads. 3. Enter the ProLiant server model (for example, ProLiant DL380 G5). 4. Select the appropriate server model from the Product Search List. 5. Select Windows Server 2008 x64 as the operating system. 6. Select Software - Support Pack for the quick jump selection. 7. Select ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions.

Deploying the PSP:

1. Go to the directory where the PSP executable is saved. 2. Double-click the executable and extract the PSP to a desired location 3. Go to the directory where the extracted PSP is located. 4. Double-click setup.exe to start the PSP deployment.

NOTE: All PSP files must be present in the same directory as the setup.exe program for the PSP to be properly installed.

5. As the PSP deployment starts, it performs an inventory of the available updates and checks the

local system to see what hardware and software is installed.

6. After the inventory and discovery processes finish, the "Select Installation Hosts" screen displays.

Select either the local host or one (or more) remote hosts for PSP deployment.

7. After selecting the host(s), the "Select bundle filter" screen displays information about the PSP

bundle to be installed. Select the bundle and the appropriate filter options. For remote deployments, additional screens allow users to update information on a per-host basis. screen to complete the following tasks: ­ ­ ­ ­ Select the components to be installed. Configure the components, if necessary. Review failed dependencies before installation. Review the revision history of the components.

8. After selecting the bundle for all hosts being updated, open the "Select Items to be Installed"

9. After selecting the components to install, click Install to proceed with the installation. Once the

installation completes, the Installation Results screen displays. If the PSP installs successfully, the process is complete.

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10. If any components did not install successfully, exit HPSUM. If necessary, make any corrections to

your environment.

11. Restart the application to install the components that had problems.

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Appendix A: Known issues and workarounds

Table A-1 lists the known issues with ProLiant servers and Windows Small Business Server 2008.

Table A-1. Known issues on ProLiant servers Issue Issue 1 Details Running setup in advanced or migration mode either attended or unattended may generate the error "Windows could not determine if this computer contains a valid system volume." Description: Workaround: Issue 2 This error occurs when performing installations in advanced or migration mode and using a bootable USB key for the answer file. Reboot the system with the USB key removed and replace the key once setup has resumed.

The Windows Server 2008 SATA Software RAID driver for the ProLiant 100 series servers is not on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 media. Description: Workaround: The driver was not available for inclusion on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 media. Download the Windows Server 2008 SATA Software RAID driver from the HP product page for your ProLiant 100 series server and install the driver during the installation.

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For more information

For additional information, refer to the resources listed below.

Source HP and Microsoft Frontline Partnership website Windows Essential Server Solutions Family website HP ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions Hyperlink www.hp.com/go/microsoft www.hp.com/go/winessentialfamily http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Tech Support/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us &prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516& prodNameId=3288134&swEnvOID=4024&swL ang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTXe10998a3b61e464b958ffb8519 www.microsoft.com www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/defaul t.mspx http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/library/cc514417.aspx https://connect.microsoft.com/sbs08/communit y/discussion/richui/default.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/sbs/bb676723.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/sbs/bb802529.aspx

Microsoft website Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Home page Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 product documentation Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 newsgroups Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Community Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 User Groups

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© 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. AMD and AMD Opteron are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. TC081101IN, November 2008

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