Setup Overview

for the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server

Before you begin

For more pre-installation information, see the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Component identification

Front panel components

  • SFF model (8-drive)

    SFF front panel components

    Item

    Description

    1

    Bay 1 (optional drives or universal media bay)

    2

    Bay 2 (optional drives)

    3

    Fixed drive bays

    4

    Front USB 3.0 connector

    5

    Serial label pull tab

  • SFF model (24-drive)

    SFF front panel components (24-drive model)

    Item

    Description

    1

    Bay 1

    2

    Bay 2

    3

    Bay 3, fixed drive bay

    4

    Front USB 3.0 connector

    5

    Serial label pull tab

  • LFF model (12-drive)

    LFF front panel components

    Item

    Description

    1-12

    Drive bays

  • LFF model (4-drive)

    4 LFF device bay numbering

    Item

    Description

    1-4

    Drive bays

  • Front panel LEDs and buttons
  • SFF front panel LEDs and button

    SFF front panel LEDs and buttons

    Item

    Description

    Status

    1

    Power On/Standby button and system power LED*

    Solid green = System on

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = Performing power on sequence

    Solid amber = System in standby

    Off = No power present*

    2

    Health LED*

    Solid green = Normal

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = iLO is rebooting

    Flashing amber = System degraded

    Flashing red (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = System critical†

    3

    NIC status LED*

    Solid green = Link to network

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = Network active

    Off = No network activity

    4

    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 reboot sequence initiated
    • 8 Hz/cycle per sec = iLO manual reboot sequence in progress
    • Off = Deactivated

     

    *When all four LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see the power fault definitions in the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server User Guide.

    **Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the power button 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.

  • LFF LEDs and button

    LFF front LEDs and button

    Item

    Description

    Status

    1

    Health LED*

    Solid green = Normal

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = iLO is rebooting

    Flashing amber = System degraded

    Flashing red (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = System critical**

    2

    Power On/Standby button and system power LED*

    Solid green = System on

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = Performing power on sequence

    Solid amber = System in standby

    Off = No power present†

    3

    NIC status LED*

    Solid green = Link to network

    Flashing green (1 Hz/cycle per sec) = Network active

    Off = No network activity

    4

    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 reboot sequence initiated
    • 8 Hz/cycle per sec = iLO manual reboot sequence in progress
    • Off = Deactivated

     

    *When all four LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see the power fault definitions in the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server User Guide.

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

    †Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the power button cable is disconnected.

Rear panel components

Rear panel components

Item

Description

1

PCIe slots 1–3 (top to bottom)

2

Optional PCIe slots 4–6 (top to bottom)*

3

Optional serial port

4

Power supply 1 (PS1)

5

Power supply 2 (PS2)

6

Video connector

7

1Gb RJ-45 port 4

8

1Gb RJ-45 port 3

9

1Gb RJ-45 port 2

10

1Gb RJ-45 port 1

11

iLO connector

12

USB 3.0 connectors

13

FlexibleLOM option

*Requires second processor

Rear panel LEDs and buttons

Rear panel LEDs and buttons

Item

Description

Status

1

UID LED

Off = Deactivated

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue = System being managed remotely

2

NIC link LED

Off = No network link

Green = Network link

3

NIC activity LED

Off = No network activity

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green = Network activity

4

Power supply 2 LED

Off = System is off or power supply has failed.

Solid green = Normal

5

Power supply 1 LED

Off = System is off or power supply has failed.

Solid green = Normal

Install hardware options

Installing hardware options

Install any hardware options before initializing the server. For options installation information, see the documentation that ships with the option. For server-specific information, see the server user guide.

Install the server in the rack

Installing the server in a rack

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

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.

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the internal system components to cool before touching them.

CAUTION: Do not operate the server for long periods with the access panel open or removed. Operating the server in this manner results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.

Install the server and cable management arm into the rack. For more information, see the installation instructions that ship with the 2U Quick Deploy Rail System.

Connect cabling and power cords

  1. Connect iLO management cabling.

    Connecting the iLO management cable

  2. Connect network cabling.

    Connecting the network cable

  3. Connect the power cord to the power supply.

    Connecting a 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 ProLiant DL380 Gen9 User Guide.

Power up and select boot options

  1. Connect the Ethernet cable.
  2. Press the Power On/Standby button.
  3. During the initial boot:
    • To modify the server configuration ROM default settings, press the F9 key when prompted from the start up sequence to enter the HPE UEFI System Utilities. By default, the UEFI System Utilities runs 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.

      NOTE: If an HPE Smart Array controller has been added or is embedded in the system, the controller defaults to a RAID configuration based on the size and number of drives installed. For more information on modifying the controller default settings, see the documentation on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

For more information on automatic configuration, see the UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Install the system software

This ProLiant server does not ship with provisioning media. Everything needed to manage and install the system software and firmware is preloaded on the server.

To operate properly, the server must have a supported operating system. Attempting to run an unsupported operating system can cause serious and unpredictable results. For the latest information on operating system support, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Failure to observe UEFI requirements for ProLiant Gen9 servers can result in errors installing the operating system, failure to recognize boot media, and other boot failures. For more information on these requirements, see the HPE UEFI Requirements on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

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

  • Intelligent Provisioning—For single-server deployment, updating, and provisioning capabilities.

    To install an operating system on the server with Intelligent Provisioning (local or remote):

    1. Connect the Ethernet cable between the network connector on the server and a network jack.
    2. Press the Power On/Standby button.
    3. During server POST, press F10.
    4. Complete the initial Preferences and Registration portion of Intelligent Provisioning.
    5. At the 1 Start screen, click Configure and Install.
    6. To finish the installation, follow the onscreen prompts. An Internet connection is required to update the firmware and systems software.
  • Insight Control server provisioning—For multi-server remote OS deployment, use Insight Control server provisioning for an automated solution. For more information, see the Insight Control documentation on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

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

Register the server

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

Additional information

Enterprise Information Library

For more information, see the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 documentation at 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: 778980-003
August 2018
Edition: 3