Setup Overview

for the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server

HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server

Before you begin

  • Select an installation site that meets the detailed installation site requirements described in the server user guide.
  • Unpack the server shipping carton, and locate the materials and documentation necessary for installing the server.
  • Verify operating system support—For information about operating systems supported by ProLiant servers, see the operating system support matrices.

For more pre-installation information, see the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Component identification

Front panel components

Front panel components

Item

Description

1

Media drive bays

2

USB 3.0 connectors

3

Drive cage bay

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Item

Description

Status

1

UID button/LED*

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

  • 1 flash per second = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
  • 4 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence initiated
  • 8 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence in progress

    Off = Deactivated

2

Power On/Standby button and system power LED*

Solid green = System on

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present**

3

NIC status LED*

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = Network active

Off = No network activity

4

Health LED*

Solid green = Normal

Flashing green (1 flash per second) = iLO is rebooting

Flashing amber = System degraded†

Flashing red (1 flash per second) = System critical†

* When all four LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Front panel LED power fault codes" in the HPE ProLiant ML30 Server Gen9 User Guide.

** Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the power button cable is disconnected.

† If the health LED indicates a degraded or critical state, review the system IML or use iLO to review the system health status.

Rear panel components

Rear panel components

Item

Description

1

Power supply

2

NIC connector 2

3

Kensington lock slot

4

NIC connector 1/ Shared iLO connector

5

PCIe slot 4, PCIe3 x16 (16,8,4,1), full-length

6

PCIe slot 3, PCIe3 x4 (1), full-length

7

PCIe slot 2, PCIe3 x4 (1), full-length

8

PCIe slot 1, PCIe3 x8 (4,1), half-length

9

USB 3.0 connectors

10

USB 2.0 connectors

11

Video connector

Rear panel LEDs and buttons

Rear panel LEDs and buttons

Item

Description

Status

1

UID LED

Solid blue = Activated

Flashing blue:

  • 1 flash per second = Remote management or firmware upgrade in progress
  • 4 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence initiated
  • 8 flashes per second = iLO manual reboot sequence in progress

    Off = Deactivated

2

NIC link LED

Green = Network link

Off = No network link

3

NIC activity LED

Solid green = Link to network

Flashing green = Network active

Off = No network activity

Install hardware options

Installing hardware options

Install any hardware options before initializing the server. For options installation information, see the documentation that ships with the option. For server specific information, see the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Setting up a server

  1. Place the server on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Connect peripheral devices to the server.

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug telephone or telecommunications connectors into RJ-45 connectors.

  3. Connect the power cord to the rear of the server.
  4. Connect the power cord to the AC power source.

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:

    • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
    • Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
    • Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
    • Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed against it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cord extends from the server.

Connect cabling and power cords

  1. Connect the network cabling.

    Connecting the network cabling

  2. Connect the power cord to the power supply.

    Connecting the power cord

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:

    • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
    • Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
    • Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
    • Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed against it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cord extends from the server.

     

For more information about cabling the system, see the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server User Guide.

Power up and select boot options

Initial server boot-up

On servers operating in UEFI Boot Mode, the boot controller and boot order are set automatically.

  1. Press the Power On/Standby button.
  2. During the initial boot:
    • To modify the server configuration ROM default settings, press the F9 key in the ProLiant POST screen to enter the UEFI System Utilities screen. By default, the System Utilities menus are in the English language.
    • If you do not need to modify the server configuration and are ready to install the system software, press the F10 key to access Intelligent Provisioning.

For more information on automatic configuration, see the UEFI documentation on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Install the system software

This ProLiant server does not ship with provisioning media. Everything needed to manage and install the system software and firmware is preloaded on the server.

To operate properly, the server must have a supported operating system. For the latest information on operating system support, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

To install an operating system on the server, use one of the following methods:

  • Intelligent Provisioning—iLO contains Intelligent Provisioning for embedded deployment, updating, and provisioning capabilities. Intelligent Provisioning can configure the server and install an operating system.

    To install an operating system on the server with Intelligent Provisioning (local or remote):

    1. Connect the Ethernet cable between the network connector on the server and a network jack.
    2. Press the Power On/Standby button.
    3. During server POST, press F10.
    4. Complete the initial Preferences and Registration portion of Intelligent Provisioning.
    5. At the 1 Start screen, click Configure and Install.
    6. To finish the installation, follow the onscreen prompts. An Internet connection is required to update the firmware and systems software.
  • Remote deployment installation—To deploy an operating system remotely, use Insight Control Server Provisioning for an automated solution.

For additional system software and firmware updates, download the Service Pack for ProLiant from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website. Software and firmware must be updated before using the server for the first time, unless any installed software or components require an older version.

For more information on using these installation methods, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

Register the server

HP Product Registration website

To experience quicker service and more efficient support, register the product at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Product Registration website.

Additional information

Enterprise Information Library

For more information, see the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server documentation in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library.

For important safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products, available at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

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December 2015
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