HP DL380p

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We have nine of these which are used as OpenStack virtualization servers for Cloud VPS: labvirt1001-1009. The iLO (aka 'mgmt') console works the same as the DL3N0 boxes, so refer to that page for mgmt commands.

10g nics disabled

These servers have 2 10g ports (on board) and 4 1g ports (on an expansion card). We are not currently using the 10g ports, so they are disabled in the bios. PCI devices (e.g. NICs) can be enabled or disabled via the rbsu interface, which is entered by pushing F9 or esc-9 during boot.


 rbsu> SHOW PCI DEVICE ENABLE/DISABLE 
 rbsu> SET PCI DEVICE ENABLE/DISABLE <entrynum> 0

Enable virtualization

While you're in rbsu anyway, enable virtualization and hyperthreading:

 rbsu> SET CONFIG INTEL(R) VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY 1
 rbsu> SET CONFIG INTEL(R) HYPERTHREADING OPTIONS 1

No kidding, there is actually a trademark symbol in the command.

Drive config

The servers have two types of drives: 2x146GB and 16x300GB. The 146GB drives are combined into a raid-1 to contain the OS, the 300GB drives combined in a raid10 for VM and image storage.

Raids are hardware, configured in the system bios. F8 (or ctrl-s on some systems) during startup enters the storage config tool

complete system specs

 (Virtualization Server) 2xE5-2697v2 (2.7GHz/12-C), 384GB RAM, 2x146GB SAS, 16x300GB SAS, 2x10GB
 HP DL380p Gen8 25-SFF CTO Server
 HP DL380p Gen8 E5-2697v2 FIO Kit
 HP DL380p Gen8 E5-2697v2 Kit
 HP 16GB 2Rx4 PC3-14900R-13 Kit
 HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K 2.5in SC ENT HDDHP 300GB 12G SAS 15K 2.5in SC ENT HDD
 HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331T Adapter
 HP FlexFabric 10Gb 534FLR-SFP+ FIO Adptr
 HP 1GB FBWC for P-Series Smart Array
 HP 2U SFF Easy Install Rail Kit with CMA
 HP 1200W CS Plat Ht Plg Pwr Supply Ki