Setup Overview

for the HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server

HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server

Before you begin

  • For safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.
  • 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 ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Component identification

Front panel components

  • 4-bay LFF non-hot-plug drive model

    Front panel components – 4-bay LFF non-hot-plug drive model

    Item

    Description

    1

    USB 2.0 connector

    2

    Serial label pull tab

    3

    LFF non-hot-plug drives

  • 8-bay LFF non-hot-plug drive model

    Front panel components – 8-bay LFF non-hot-plug drive model

    Item

    Description

    1

    USB 2.0 connector

    2

    Serial label pull tab

    3

    LFF non-hot-plug drives

  • 8-bay LFF hot-plug drive model

    Front panel components – 8-bay LFF hot-plug drive model

    Item

    Description

    1

    USB 2.0 connector

    2

    Serial label pull tab

    3

    Box 2 LFF hot-plug drives

    4

    Box 3 LFF hot-plug drives

  • 12-bay LFF hot-plug drive model

    Front panel components – 12-bay LFF hot-plug drive model

    Item

    Description

    1

    Box 1 LFF hot-plug drives

    2

    USB 2.0 connector

    3

    Box 2 LFF hot-plug drives

    4

    Box 3 LFF hot-plug drives

Serial label pull tab information

A double-sided serial label pull tab is present in the front panel of servers using the thumbscrew rack ears. The following server labels are attached to this pull tab:

  • Top side—Server serial number label and the customer asset tag label
  • Reverse side—Default iLO account information and the server 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.

In servers using the quick-release latch rack ears, these server labels are attached on the external front edge of the access panel.

Front panel LEDs and buttons

  • Front panel LEDs and buttons in a 4-bay LFF chassis with thumbscrew rack ears

    Front panel LEDs and buttons in a 4-bay LFF chassis with thumbscrew rack ears

  • Front panel LEDs and buttons in an 8-bay LFF chassis with thumbscrew rack ears

    Front panel LEDs and buttons in an 8-bay LFF chassis with thumbscrew rack ears

  • Front panel LEDs and buttons in a 12-bay LFF chassis with quick-release lever rack ears

Front panel LEDs and buttons in a 12-bay LFF chassis with quick-release lever rack ears

Item

Description

Status

1

UID button/LED

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

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

 

Off = Deactivated

2

Health LED

Solid green = Normal

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = iLO is rebooting

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red (1 flash per second) = System critical

 

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

3

NIC status LED

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Network active

Off = No network activity

4

Power On/Standby button and system power LED

Solid green = System on

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present

 

If the system power LED is off, verify the following conditions:

  • Facility power is present.
  • The power supply is installed and is working correctly.
  • The power cord is attached and is connected to a power source.
  • The front I/O cable is connected.

When all four LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Front panel LED power fault codes" in the HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Rear panel components

Rear panel components

Item

Description

1

Slot 7 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1) low-profile, standup

2

Slot 6 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) low-profile, standup

3

Slot 4 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) low-profile, riser (optional)

4

Slot 5 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) FlexibleLOM riser (optional)

5

Slot 4 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1) low-profile, standup

6

Slot 3 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) low-profile, standup

7

Slot 1 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1) low-profile, standup

8

Slot 1 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1) full-height, full-length GPU riser (optional)

or

Slot 1 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) full-height, half-length riser (optional)

9

Slot 2 PCIe3 x8 (8, 4, 1) full-height half-length riser (optional)

10

Non-hot-plug power supply

11

Hot-plug power supply bay 2

12

Hot-plug power supply 1

13

NIC connector 2

14

NIC 1/shared iLO connector

15

Video connector

16

USB 3.0 connectors

Rear panel LEDs

Rear panel LEDs

Item

Description

Status

1

UID LED

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

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

 

Off = Deactivated

2

NIC link LED

Green = Network link

Off = No network link

3

NIC activity LED

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green = Network active

Off = No network activity

4

Power supply 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

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 HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Install the server in the rack

Installing the server in the rack

Install the server and cable management into the rack. Before you begin installation, be sure to review the warnings and cautions, as well as the installation instructions that ships with the 2U Easy Install Rail Kit.

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

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

  • The leveling jacks are extended to the floor.
  • The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
  • The stabilizing feet are attached to the rack if it is a single-rack installation.
  • The racks are coupled together in multiple-rack installations.
  • Only one component is extended at a time. A rack may become unstable if more than one component is extended for any reason.

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage when unloading a rack:

  • At least two people are needed to safely unload the rack from the pallet. An empty 42U rack can weigh as much as 115 kg (253 lb), can stand more than 2.1 m (7 ft) tall, and might become unstable when being moved on its casters.
  • Never stand in front of the rack when it is rolling down the ramp from the pallet. Always handle the rack from both sides.

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, adequately stabilize the rack before extending a component outside the rack. Extend only one component at a time. A rack may become unstable if more than one component is extended.

WARNING: When installing a server in a telco rack, be sure that the rack frame is adequately secured at the top and bottom to the building structure.

WARNING: This server 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.
  • Get help to lift and stabilize the product during installation or removal, especially when the product is not fastened to the rails. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that a minimum of two people are required for all rack server installations. A third person may be required to help align the server if the server is installed higher than chest level.
  • Use caution when installing the server in or removing the server from the rack; it is unstable when not fastened to the rails.

 

CAUTION: Protect the server from power fluctuations and temporary interruptions with a regulating uninterruptible power supply. This device protects the hardware from damage caused by power surges and voltage spikes and keeps the system in operation during a power failure.

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.

Connect cabling and power cords

  1. Connect the iLO management cabling.

    Connecting the iLO management cabling

  2. Connect the network cabling.

    Connecting the network cabling

  3. Connect the power cord to the power supply.

    Connecting the power cord to the power supply

    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 DL80 Gen9 Server 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

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.

For more information, see the "Keeping the system current" section in the HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server User Guide.

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 HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 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: 790465-004
August 2018
Edition: 4