HP Integration Note for HP ProLiant and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Many of us have delayed installing Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 on HP ProLiant Servers until guidance from HP became available. While writing my blogpost Preparing for upgrading your Hyper-V R2 cluster to SP1 about two months ago I was unable to find any details. Searching for an updated BladeSystem Matrix Compatibility guide, I stumbled upon the long expected HP Integration Note: Implementing Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 on HP ProLiant and Integrity servers.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is supported by HP for a select group of servers mostly in the G5 to G7 range. The integration note shows a list of supported servers with required ROM Family and minimum ROM date.

Support for RemoteFX is currently limited to only a few ProLiant ML models and a ProLiant workstation blade (WS460c G6 with Graphics Expansion Blade).

Important notes:

  • There is a list of recommended storage options for SP1
  • There is a list of recommended NICs for SP1
  • There is a specific configuration requirement for using RemoteFX with WS460s blades with graphics expansion blade.

Not in this integration note but important if you use Hyper-V clusters with SP1: check post SP1 hotfixes

If you are also interested in the RemoteFX Integration Note go here.

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