You have a number of options available to you for preparing a new, modern ProLiant Gen8 server for use. My approach varies depending on the operating system.
For your server, please answer my question about RAID configuration and the type of controller in the server.
- Boot the system and press F10 for Intelligent Provisioning.
- Configure your ILO and optionally basic network configuration parameters (if the server isn't getting DHCP information).
- Run the Firmware Update utility to download and install the current firmware revisions directly from HP (assuming you have internet access from your location).
- Create your array in the Intelligent Provisioning screen using the HP Array Configuration Utility (aka HP Smart Storage Administrator).
- Install your Linux OS. Oracle is Redhat-like, so I'll give the instructions for RHEL-derivatives.
- Following your OS installation, leverage the HP SDR repository and install the relevant packages for the system via yum.
- You'll need to install the following: "hp-snmp-agents", "hpssa", "hp-health", "hp-smh-templates", "hpsmh", "hpssacli", "hponcfg" - You may also need another package for the Dynamic Smart Array controller in the server.
Your server has a Dynamic Smart Array RAID controller. It may not boot off of the array into the Oracle Linux installer without some assistance. I answered this question earlier about driver disks.
Do the above and get your OS loaded. Following the OS installation, you will want to mount your SPP DVD and try to initiate an
hpsum installation directly from the disk.
You can also just install the Oracle MCP package for ProLiant if you can download this bundle to the server.