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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing a Windows Server OS

Installing a Windows Server OS

Installing a Windows Server OS in Default Mode

Install a Windows Server OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, Windows Server 2016 Standard and the BIOS UEFI ode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-4.

    Figure 9-4 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-5.

    Figure 9-5 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-8 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-6 is displayed.
      Figure 9-6 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-7. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-6 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-6.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-7 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-8.
      Figure 9-8 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can change the size of the default partition and add or delete partitions. After the modification is complete, press Enter for the modification to take effect.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.

  6. Click Next.

    The OS configuration window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-9.

    Figure 9-9 Configuring the OS

    Table 9-6 describes the parameters.

    Table 9-6 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Mandatory

    Password

    Indicates the administrator account password. The password contains at least six characters.

    Yes

    Confirm Password

    Indicates the administrator account password. The password contains at least six characters.

    Yes

    Select Language

    Selects a language.

    No

    Select Keyboard

    Selects a keyboard.

    No

    Select Time Zone

    Selects a time zone.

    No

    Computer Name

    Indicates the name of the server where the OS is to be installed. The name cannot contain special characters including `~!@#$%^&*()=+[]{}\\|/;:.'\",<>? and spaces, and the length cannot exceed 15 characters. It is recommended that this parameter be set to the server name.

    Yes

    Input Product Key

    Indicates the Windows product key. If this parameter is not set, the installation may fail.

    No

  7. Configure the OS based on Table 9-6 and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 9-10 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 9-10 Window

  8. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-11.

    Figure 9-11 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-12.

    Figure 9-12 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-13.

      Figure 9-13 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-14.

    Figure 9-14 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file automatically, as shown in Figure 9-15.

    Figure 9-15 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the OS installation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 9-16.

    Figure 9-16 Installing the OS

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a Windows Server OS in Customized Mode

Install a Windows Server OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, Windows Server 2016 Standard and the BIOS Legacy mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-17.

    Figure 9-17 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-18.

    Figure 9-18 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-21 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-19 is displayed.
      Figure 9-19 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-20. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-19 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-19.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-20 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-21.
      Figure 9-21 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of Size. This value will be used in 13.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-22.

    Figure 9-22 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-23.

    Figure 9-23 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-24.

      Figure 9-24 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-25.

    Figure 9-25 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the server downloads the system configuration file automatically, as shown in Figure 9-26.

    Figure 9-26 Downloading the system configuration file

    After the system configuration file is downloaded, the window for setting the OS language, time zone, and keyboard is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-27.

    Figure 9-27 Setting the OS language, time zone, and keyboard

  10. Set the OS language, time zone, and keyboard, and click Next.

    The OS version selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-28.

    Figure 9-28 Selecting an OS version

  11. Select an OS version and click Next.

    The license window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-29.

    Figure 9-29 License window

  12. Select I accept the license terms, and click Next.

    The hard disk partition selection window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-30.

    Figure 9-30 Selecting a hard disk partition

  13. Select a hard disk of which the size is the same as that of the hard disk selected in 6, and click New to create partitions (at least one partition needs to be created).

    Create a system partition, as shown in Figure 9-31.

    Figure 9-31 Creating a system partition

  14. Enter the size of the system partition, and click Apply.

    The system partition is created, as shown in Figure 9-32.

    Figure 9-32 System partition created

  15. Select the partition of the Primary type created in the preceding 14, and click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-33.

    Figure 9-33 Installing the OS

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the server restarts, the window for setting an OS password is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-34.

    Figure 9-34 Setting an OS password
    NOTE:

    The password contains at least six characters.

  16. Set an OS password, and click Finish.

    The windows OS page is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-35.
    Figure 9-35 Windows OS

  17. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and enter a user name and password to log in to the OS.
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