Have an HP ProLiant ML110 G7 running Server 2008 R2.
This server takes FOREVER to boot. I think it's because of "HP Power and Thermal Calibration" it does at the beginning of every boot. Is this necessary, and if not, can disable it to speed up the boot times?
Occasionally, the server tries to boot off the network for some reason, but this ONLY happens if there's an external USB hard drive plugged in (which we use for backups). Gets pretty annoying after rebooting and then finding its sitting there trying to boot off the USB Drive. I've tried digging thru it's "BIOS" but haven't found anything that looks like what I want (Change boot order?). Any ideas on this one?