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We have a few of these which are used as Labs virtualization servers: labvirt1010 and 1011. These are also used in other systems. Due to being 'Gen 9' systems, they are different from the Gen8 (like the older labvirt nodes) in several ways. Mercifully, the iLO (aka 'mgmt') console still works the same as the DL3N0 boxes, so refer to that page for mgmt commands.

system setup

Enter the system setup tool by pressing esc-9 during boot. The terminal emulation of this tool is lousy, so things will scrawl all over your screen and generally be hard to use.

Setting proper power option

In bios:

* select service options

* Set Processor Power Monitoring and choose disabled

* Press enter, ignore warning message regarding modification by pressing enter again.  Select disabled and press enter again.

Embedded user partition

Make sure that this setting is turned off, otherwise partman will hate you:

 System Configuration -> BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) -> System Options -> USB Options -> Embedded User Partition = Disabled

10g nics disabled

Currently we aren't using the 10g network adapter. Disable it in the bios so that the system doesn't try to use it for net boot.

Enable virtualization

Virtualization is turned off by default. Make this change to enable virtualization:

 System Configuration -> BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) -> System Options -> Virtualization Options -> Virtualization Technology = Enabled


System Configuration -> BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) -> System Options -> Virtualization Options -> Intel(R) VT-d  = Enabled


System Configuration -> BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) -> System Options -> Virtualization Options -> SR-IOV = Enabled

Allow netboot

Systems arrive configured with UEFI boot mode, which doesn't work with our existing netboot system. To enable pxe boot, change

 System Configuration -> BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) -> Boot Options -> Boot Mode = 'Legacy BIOS Mode'

Drive config

Each server as 8 1.2 Tb SSD drives. The need to be configured as one big hardware Raid 10 -- modifying the raid config is possible through management console, the text version takes a while to load and will display no such device on the screen while loading. Once loaded you are dropped into hpssacli like you would on linux (it is in fact loading linux)

complete system specs

 (Virtualization Server) 2xE5-2697v3 (2.6GHz/14-C), 384GB RAM, 2x10G, P440
 HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 8SFF Configure-to-order Server
 HP DL360 Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-2697v3 (2.6GHz/14-core/35MB/145W) FIO Processor Kit
 HP DL360 Gen9 Intel Xeon E5-2697v3 (2.6GHz/14-core/35MB/145W) Processor Kit
 12 x HP 32 GB (1x32 GB) Dual Rank x4 DDR4-2133 CAS-15-15-15 Registered Memory Kit
 HP FLEXFABRIC 10GB 2P 534FLR-SFP+ ADPTR
 HP Smart Array P440ar/2GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Int FIO SAS Controller
 HP 800W FS Plat Ht Plg Power Supply Kit
 8 x Intl DC S3510 1.20 TB 2.5in internal Solid State Drive -SATA - 500 MB/s Maximimum Read Transfer Rate - 440 MB/s Maximum Write Transfer Rate -1 Pack - 256-bit Encryption Standard