sytner2012
1 Nickel

PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

Hi

I purchased this server in 2010, I already had Windows 2003 licensing via a Microsoft MOLP agreement. I recall that I had to download a Dell Boot disk specifically for Windows 2003 to enable installation. I am replacing windows 2003 with Windows 2008 64bit very soon. What Dell pre requisites will I need to download and prepare. The server has a raid controller but I am not sure which one. 

Regards

John

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

The Dell installation utility does not "enable" installation of an OS, but it can simplify it, as it contains and installs all the drivers regardless of the hardware your server was configured with, as well as asking you how you want your RAID and system partitions set.  

OpenManage Systems Management Tools and Documentation (SMTD) is the installation utility you should use (make sure to follow the instructions on the download page for each ISO):
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=68RWT&FileId=2...

Boot to that DVD first, then follow the prompts for installing the OS.

You can also install directly from the OS DVD, but that will require knowing which RAID controller you have, configuring RAID before installation, loading the driver (if necessary) at the appropriate time, then loading and installing all other drivers and utilities (like OMSA) after installation.

 

18 Replies
theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

The Dell installation utility does not "enable" installation of an OS, but it can simplify it, as it contains and installs all the drivers regardless of the hardware your server was configured with, as well as asking you how you want your RAID and system partitions set.  

OpenManage Systems Management Tools and Documentation (SMTD) is the installation utility you should use (make sure to follow the instructions on the download page for each ISO):
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=68RWT&FileId=2...

Boot to that DVD first, then follow the prompts for installing the OS.

You can also install directly from the OS DVD, but that will require knowing which RAID controller you have, configuring RAID before installation, loading the driver (if necessary) at the appropriate time, then loading and installing all other drivers and utilities (like OMSA) after installation.

 

sytner2012
1 Nickel

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

I went to the URL entered the TAG and selected for multiple large downloads and nothing happens ????

0 Kudos
theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

Delete any Dell cookies (unless you did not select to Remember selection - then you can simply do it again), and choose "For Single File Download via Browser" this time ... don't use Download Manager.

0 Kudos
sytner2012
1 Nickel

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

HI - I re looked at it and added to the basket, they are downloading now however I have had two failures already

0 Kudos
sytner2012
1 Nickel

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

Do you know if they are available as a purchasable item from Dell ?

0 Kudos
Highlighted
theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

It's not purchaseable from Dell, that I know of.

You can try these direct FTP links:

ftp://ftp.dell.com/secure/sysman/OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.001
ftp://ftp.dell.com/secure/sysman/OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002

If your Internet connection is not very good, you might consider a third-party download manager (Dell's is worthless) to ensure the integrity of the connection and the download.

0 Kudos
sytner2012
1 Nickel

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

What is the full path of these links

0 Kudos
theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

Fixed it ... I hate that the forum software shortens URL's.

0 Kudos
sytner2012
1 Nickel

Re: PowerEdge T410 - software upgrade to 2008 64bit

Jump to solution

Found it, FTP download in progress now using FileZilla (;-)

0 Kudos