Setup Overview

for the HPE Apollo 2000 System

HPE Apollo 2000 System

Before you begin

  • Select an installation site that meets the detailed installation site requirements described in the server user guide.
  • Unpack the server shipping carton, and locate the materials and documentation necessary for installing the server.
  • Verify operating system support—For information about operating systems supported by ProLiant servers, see the operating system support matrices.

For more pre-installation information, see the HPE Apollo 2000 System User Guide.

Component identification

Chassis front panel components

  • HPE Apollo r2200 Chassis

    Front panel components for the r2200 chassis - 8 drive bay LFF drive configuration

    Item

    Description

    1

    Left bezel ear

    2

    Low-profile LFF hot-plug drives

    3

    Right bezel ear

    4

    Chassis serial label pull tab

  • HPE Apollo r2600 Chassis

    Front panel components for the r2600 chassis - 24-bay drive SFF drive configuration

    Item

    Description

    1

    Left bezel ear

    2

    SFF HPE SmartDrives

    3

    Right bezel ear

    4

    Chassis serial label pull tab

  • HPE Apollo r2800 Chassis

    Front panel components for the r2800 chassis - 24-bay SFF drive configuration

    Item

    Description

    1

    Left bezel ear

    2

    SFF HPE SmartDrives

    3

    Right bezel ear

    4

    Chassis serial label pull tab

Serial label pull tabs

The vertically-oriented chassis serial label pull tab is located on the chassis front panel. The following server labels are attached to this pull tab:

  • Left-side—Customer asset tag label
  • Right-side—Server serial number label and QR code label

Use your mobile device to scan the QR code label to display the server mobile product page. This page contains links to server setup information, spare part numbers, QuickSpecs, troubleshooting resources, and other useful product links.

The horizontally-oriented node serial number and iLO label pull tab is located on the rear node panel. The following server labels are attached to this pull tab:

  • Top—Default iLO account information label and customer asset tag label
  • Bottom—Server serial number label

Chassis front panel LEDs and buttons

Front panel LEDs and buttons for the r2200 chassis - 12 LFF drive model

Item

Description

Status

1

Power On/Standby button and

system power LED (Node 1)*

Solid green = System on

Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present**

2

Power On/Standby button and

system power LED (Node 2)*

Solid green = System on

Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present**

3

Health LED (Node 2)*

Solid green = Normal

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red = System critical†

4

Health LED (Node 1)*

Solid green = Normal

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red = System critical†

5

Health LED (Node 3)*

Solid green = Normal

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red = System critical†

6

Health LED (Node 4)*

Solid green = Normal

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red = System critical†

7

Power On/Standby button and

system power LED (Node 4)*

Solid green = System on

Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present**

8

UID button/LED*

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

  • 1 Hz/cycle per sec = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
  • 4 Hz/cycle per sec = iLO manual soft reboot sequence initiated
  • 8 Hz/cycle per sec = iLO manual hard reboot sequence in progress

    Off = Deactivated

9

Power On/Standby button and

system power LED (Node 3)*

Solid green = System on

Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present**

* When the LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Power fault LEDs" in the HPE Apollo 2000 System User Guide.

** Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the front I/O cable is disconnected.

† If the health LED indicates a degraded or critical state, review the system IML or use iLO to review the system health status.

Chassis rear panel components

  • Four 1U nodes

    1U node rear panel components

    Item

    Description

    1

    Node 4

    2

    Node 3

    3

    RCM module (optional)

    4

    Power supply 2

    5

    Power supply 1

    6

    Node 2

    7

    Node 1

  • Two 2U nodes

    NOTE: The chassis supports the combination of 1U and 2U nodes. For example, it is possible to install in a chassis two 1U nodes and one 2U node.

    2U node rear panel components

    Item

    Description

    1

    Node 3

    2

    RCM module (optional)

    3

    Power supply 2

    4

    Power supply 1

    5

    Node 1

Node rear panel components

  • 1U node rear panel components

    1U node rear panel

    Item

    Description

    1

    Node serial number and iLO label pull tab

    2

    SUV connector

    3

    USB 3.0 connector

    4

    Dedicated iLO port (optional)

    5

    NIC connector 1

    6

    NIC connector 2

  • 2U node rear panel components

    2U node rear panel

    Item

    Description

    1

    Node serial number and iLO label pull tab

    2

    SUV connector

    3

    USB 3.0 connector

    4

    Dedicated iLO port (optional)

    5

    NIC connector 1

    6

    NIC connector 2

Chassis rear panel LEDs and buttons

Rear panel power supply slots

Item

Description

Status

1

Power supply 2 LED

Solid green = Normal

Off = One or more of the following conditions exists:

  • Power is unavailable
  • Power supply failed
  • Power supply is in standby mode
  • Power supply error

2

Power supply 1 LED

Solid green = Normal

Off = One or more of the following conditions exists:

  • Power is unavailable
  • Power supply failed
  • Power supply is in standby mode
  • Power supply error

Node rear panel LEDs and buttons

  • 1U node

    1U node rear panel LEDs and buttons

    Item

    Description

    Status

    1

    Power button/LED*

    Solid green = System on

    Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

    Solid amber = System in standby

    Off = No power present**

    2

    UID button/LED*

    Solid blue = Activated

    • 1 flash per second = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
    • 4 flashes per second = iLO manual soft reboot sequence initiated
    • 8 flashes per second = iLO manual hard reboot sequence in progress

      Off = Deactivated

    3

    Health LED*

    Solid green = Normal

    Flashing green = iLO rebooting

    Flashing amber = System degraded

    Flashing red = System critical†

    4

    Do not remove LED

    Flashing white = Do not remove the node. Removing the node may terminate the current operation and cause data loss.

    Off = The node can be removed.

    5

    iLO activity LED

    Green or flashing green = Network activity

    Off = No network activity

    6

    iLO link LED

    Green = Linked to network

    Off = No network connection

    7

    NIC link LED*

    Green = Linked to network

    Off = No network connection

    8

    NIC activity LED*

    Green or flashing green = Network activity

    Off = No network activity

    * When the LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Power fault LEDs."

    ** Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the front I/O cable is disconnected.

    † If the health LED indicates a degraded or critical state, review the system IML or use iLO to review the system health status.

  • 2U node

    2U node rear panel LEDs and buttons

    Item

    Description

    Status

    1

    Power button/LED*

    Solid green = System on

    Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

    Solid amber = System in standby

    Off = No power present**

    2

    UID button/LED*

    Solid blue = Activated

    • 1 flash per second = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
    • 4 flashes per second = iLO manual soft reboot sequence initiated
    • 8 flashes per second = iLO manual hard reboot sequence in progress

      Off = Deactivated

    3

    Health LED*

    Solid green = Normal

    Flashing amber = System degraded

    Flashing red = System critical†

    4

    Do not remove LED

    Flashing white = Do not remove the node. Removing the node may terminate the current operation and cause data loss.

    Off = The node can be removed.

    5

    iLO activity LED

    Green or flashing green = Network activity

    Off = No network activity

    6

    iLO link LED

    Green = Linked to network

    Off = No network connection

    7

    NIC link LED*

    Green = Linked to network

    Off = No network connection

    8

    NIC activity LED*

    Green or flashing green = Network activity

    Off = No network activity

    * When the LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Power fault LEDs."

    ** Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the front I/O cable is disconnected.

    † If the health LED indicates a degraded or critical state, review the system IML or use iLO to review the system health status.

Install hardware options

Installing hardware options

Install the server in the rack

Installing the server in the rack

Before installing the server, be sure that you understand the following warnings and cautions.

WARNING: Always use at least two people to lift the chassis into the rack. If the chassis is being loaded into the rack above chest level, a third person must assist with aligning the chassis with the rails while the other two people support the weight of the chassis.

WARNING: The chassis is very heavy. To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment:

  • Observe local occupational health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual material handling.
  • Remove all installed components from the chassis before installing or moving the chassis.
  • Use caution and get help to lift and stabilize the chassis during installation or removal, especially when the chassis is not fastened to the rack.

WARNING: To avoid risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, do not stack anything on top of rail-mounted equipment or use it as a work surface when extended from the rack.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, be sure that:

  • The rack is bolted to the floor using the concrete anchor kit.
  • The leveling feet extend to the floor.
  • The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling feet.
  • The racks are coupled together in multiple rack installations.
  • Only one component is extended at a time. If more than one component is extended, a rack might become unstable.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage, be sure that the rack is adequately stabilized before installing the chassis.

CAUTION: Always plan the rack installation so that the heaviest item is on the bottom of the rack. Install the heaviest item first, and continue to populate the rack from the bottom to the top.

CAUTION: Be sure to keep the product parallel to the floor when installing the chassis. Tilting the product up or down could result in damage to the slides.

Connect cabling and power cords

  1. Connect the iLO management cabling.
    • Connect the cable to the dedicated iLO port management module in the node.

      Observe the following rules and limitations when installing a dedicated iLO management port module:

      • If a dedicated iLO management port module is installed in a node, the node can only connect to a network through the dedicated iLO management port module.
      • If a dedicated iLO management port module is installed in a node, the node cannot be accessed through the RCM module.
      • If using the RCM module iLO ports or the dedicated iLO management port module to connect to a network, the network must operate at a speed of 1 Gb/s. The server cannot connect to the network if the network is operating at a speed of 10/100 Mb/s or 10 Gb/s.

        Connecting the dedicated iLO management cabling

    • Connect the cable to the RCM module on the chassis.

      Observe the following rules and limitations when installing an RCM module:

      • If a dedicated iLO management port module is installed in a node, the node cannot be accessed through the RCM module.
      • If a dedicated iLO management port module is installed in a node, the node can only connect to a network through the dedicated iLO management port.
      • If using the RCM module iLO ports or the dedicated iLO management port module to connect to a network, the network must operate at a speed of 1 Gb/s. The server cannot connect to the network if the network is operating at a speed of 10/100 Mb/s or 10 Gb/s.
      • Use either the HPE APM port or an iLO port to connect to a network. Having both ports connected at the same time results in a loopback condition.
      • Do not connect both iLO ports to the network at the same time. Only one iLO port can be connected to the network, while the other iLO port can be used only as a connection to a second enclosure. Having both ports connected at the same time results in a loopback condition.

        Connecting the network cabling

      If using the RCM module iLO ports to connect the chassis to a network, connect all cables to the RCM module and the network. Multiple chassis can be connected to the same network.

      Connecting network using HPE APM or iLO port

      NOTE: Arrow indicates connection to the network.

      If installing HPE APM, see the HPE Advanced Power Manager User Guide on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

  2. Connect the network cabling.

    Connecting the network cabling

  3. Connect the power cord to the power supply.

    Connecting the power cord

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:

    • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
    • Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
    • Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
    • Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed against it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cord extends from the server.

     

For more information about cabling the system, see the HPE Apollo 2000 System User Guide.

Power up and select boot options

On servers operating in UEFI Boot Mode, the boot controller and boot order are set automatically.

  1. Press the Power On/Standby button.
  2. During the initial boot:
    • To modify the server configuration ROM default settings, press the F9 key in the ProLiant POST screen to enter the UEFI System Utilities screen. By default, the System Utilities menus are in the English language.
    • If you do not need to modify the server configuration and are ready to install the system software, press the F10 key to access Intelligent Provisioning.

For more information on automatic configuration, see the UEFI documentation on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Install the system software

To operate properly, the server must have a supported operating system installed. For the latest information on operating system support, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

IMPORTANT: HPE ProLiant XL servers do not support operating system installation with Intelligent Provisioning, but do support the maintenance features. For more information, see the Performing Maintenance section of the HPE Intelligent Provisioning User Guide and online help.

To install an operating system on the server, use one of the following methods:

  • Manual installation—Insert the operating system CD into the USB-attached DVD-ROM drive (user provided) and reboot the node. You must download the Service Pack for ProLiant from the SPP download site and create SPP media so that you can install the drivers.
  • Remote deployment installation—Use Insight Control server provisioning for an automated solution to remotely deploy an operating system.

For additional system software and firmware updates, download the Service Pack for ProLiant from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website. Software and firmware should be updated before using the node for the first time, unless any installed software or components require an older version.

For more information on using these installation methods, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Register the server

To experience quicker service and more efficient support, register the product at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Product Registration website.

Additional information

For more information, see the Apollo 2000 Server documentation in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library.

For important safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products, available at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

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Part number: 797872-004
August 2018
Edition: 4