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Methods to install an operating system on the server include:
• SmartStart assisted installation—Insert the SmartS tart CD into the CD-ROM drive and reboot the
• Manual installation—Insert the operating system CD into the CD-ROM drive and reboot the server.
This process may require you to obtain additional drivers from the HP website
For information on using these installation paths, refe r to the SmartStart installation poster in the HP
ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pa ck, included with the server.
Registering the server
To register the server, refer to the HP Registration website ( http://register.hp.com).
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If more than one option is being installed, read the installation instructions for all the hardware options
and identify similar steps to stream line the installation process.
To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the
internal system components to cool before touching them.
To prevent damage to electrical components, properly ground the server before
beginning any installation procedure. Improper grounding can cause electrostatic discharge.
To avoid damage to the processor and sy stem board, only authorized personnel
should attempt to replace or inst all the processor in this server.
To help avoid damage to the processo r and system board, do not install the
processor without using the processor installation tool.
To prevent possible server malfunction and damage to the equipment,
multiprocessor configurations must contain processors with the same part number.
If upgrading processor speed, update the system ROM before installing the
Processor socket 1 must be populated at all times or the server does not function
To install a processor:
1. Power down the server (on page 21).
2. Extend the server from the rack (on page 21).
3. Remove the access panel (on page 22).
4. Remove the air baffle (on page 23).
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Open the heatsink retaining bracket.
The pins on the processor socket are very fragile. Any damage to them may
require replacing the system board.
6. Remove the processor socket protective cover. Retain the cover for future use.
Failure to completely open the processor locking lever prevents the processor from
seating during installation, leading to hardware damage.
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Rotate the latch and open the retaining bracket.
Be sure the processor remains inside the processor installation tool.
8. If the processor has separated from the installation tool, carefully re-insert the processor in the tool.
9. Align the processor installation tool with the socket and install the processor.
The processor is designed to fit one way into the socket. Use the alignment guides
on the processor and socket to properly align the processor with the socket.
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10. Press down firmly until the processor installation tool clicks and separates from the processor, and
then remove the processor installation tool.