Setup Overview

for the HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray

HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 server

Before you begin

  • For safety, environmental, and regulatory information, see Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.
  • 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 Apollo d6500 Chassis Setup and Installation Guide and the HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray User Guide. The HPE Apollo d6500 Chassis and HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray are part of the HPE Apollo 6500 System.

Component identification

Front panel components

Front panel components for the d6500 chassis

Item

Description

1

Drive bays

2

Slot 9 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1)

3

Slot 10 PCIe3 x16 (16, 8, 4, 1)

4

NIC port 2

5

NIC port 1

6

Dedicated iLO port (optional)

7

Serial number and iLO label pull tab

8

USB 3.0 connector

9

SUV connector

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Front panel LEDs and buttons

Item

Description

Status

1

Power button/LED1

Solid green = System on

Flashing green = Performing power on sequence

Solid amber = System in standby

Off = No power present2

2

UID button/LED1

Solid blue = Activated

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

    Off = Deactivated

3

Health LED1

Solid green = Normal

Flashing amber = System degraded

Flashing red = System critical3

4

Do not remove LED

Flashing white = Do not remove the node. Removing the node may terminate the current operation and cause data loss.

Off = The node can be removed.

5

iLO activity LED

Green or flashing green = Network activity

Off = No network activity

6

iLO link LED

Green = Linked to network

Off = No network connection

7

NIC link LED1

Green = Linked to network

Off = No network connection

8

NIC activity LED1

Green or flashing green = Network activity

Off = No network activity

1 When the LEDs described in this table flash simultaneously, a power fault has occurred. For more information, see "Power fault LEDs" in the HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray User Guide.

2 Facility power is not present, power cord is not attached, no power supplies are installed, power supply failure has occurred, or the front I/O cable is disconnected.

3 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

Server rear panel components

Item

Description

1

Fan connectors

2

Management riser connector

3

DC power cable module connectors

Install hardware options

Installing internal hardware options

For options installation information, see the documentation that ships with the option. For server‑specific information, see the HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray User Guide.

Install the chassis in the rack

WARNING: This server is very heavy. To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment:

  • Observe local occupational health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual handling.
  • Reduce the weight of the server by removing the drives before installing or removing the server from the chassis.
  • Obtain adequate assistance to lift and stabilize the server during installation or removal. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that a minimum of two people are required for installing or removing the server from the chassis. A third person might be required to help align the server if the server is installed higher than chest level.
  • Use caution when installing or removing the server from the chassis; it is unstable when the server locks are not engaged with the chassis.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the internal system components to cool before touching them.

CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. Be sure you are properly grounded before beginning this procedure.

CAUTION: For proper cooling, do not operate the server without the access panel, baffles, expansion slot covers, or blanks installed. If the server supports hot-plug components, minimize the amount of time the access panel is open.

To install the chassis into a rack, see the HPE Apollo d6500 Chassis Setup and Installation Guide. For more information, see the instructions included with the rail kit.

Connect cabling and power cords

  1. Connect the iLO management cabling.

    Observe the following rules and limitations when installing a dedicated iLO management port module:

    • If a dedicated iLO management port module is installed in the server:
      • The server can only connect to a network through the dedicated iLO management port module.
      • The server cannot be accessed through the chassis management module.
    • If using the chassis management module iLO ports or the dedicated iLO management port module to connect to a network, the network must operate at a speed of 1 Gb/s. The server cannot connect to the network if the network is operating at a speed of 10/100 Mb/s or 10 Gb/s.

      Connecting the dedicated iLO cabling

  2. Connect network cabling.

    Connecting the network cabling

For more information about cabling the system, see the HPE Apollo d6500 Chassis Setup and Installation Guide and the HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Accelerator Tray 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

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

IMPORTANT: HPE ProLiant XL servers do not support operating system installation with Intelligent Provisioning, but do support the maintenance features. For more information, see the Performing Maintenance section of the HPE Intelligent Provisioning User Guide and online help.

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

  • Manual installation—Insert the operating system CD into the USB-attached DVD-ROM drive (user provided) and reboot the node. You must download the Service Pack for ProLiant from the SPP download site and create SPP media so that you can install the drivers.
  • Remote deployment installation—Use Insight Control server provisioning for an automated solution to remotely deploy an operating system.

For additional system software and firmware updates, download the Service Pack for ProLiant from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website. Software and firmware should be updated before using the node 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 Apollo 6500 System 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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Part number: 864393-001
September 2016
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