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How can I make my HP Prolient DL380 G4 Model 361011-001 use the newest windows 10 or windows 2016 Server Operating systems RRS feed

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  • I have a HP DL380 G4 model 361011-001 with a 3.6 GHz Xeon processor and SCSI with 2gb ram using a 604 processor type socket, it is also a 2U system with raid 0,1,5,10 and two 146.8 hdd , I'm looking to change what I have to to make it use the latest server OS or windows 10 server...what do yall recommend...and if nothing what HP server would you recommend...
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:07 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    The latest Server OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM and Windows Server 2016 TP5. The latest Client OS is Windows 10. You could refer to the following articles and check the hardware requirements for each OS:

    System Requirements and Installation Information for Windows Server 2012 R2

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303418(v=ws.11).aspx

    System Requirements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/system-requirements--and-installation

    Windows 10 Specifications

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

    Or contact HP support for some OS upgrade suggestions.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Alvwan Friday, September 23, 2016 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:09 AM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:25 AM
  • The DL380 Gen 4 is an old, old machine.  It is not even listed as supporting Windows Server 2008 on windowsservercatalog.com.  HP supports Windows Server 2016 on some Gen8 and Gen9 systems.

    Okay.  You have an unsupported box.  Not necessarily a problem if all you want to do is play with the operating systems.  I have an old Dell desktop that I have used to run 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016, all with no issues, even though it was never a supported system.  So, about all you can do is download the trial copy of Windows Server 2016 and see if it installs and works on your system.  Since there is not a trial copy of Windows 10 to download (that I know of), you are limited to trialing Windows Server.  Of course, that's the real operating system anyway, right? <grin>  (You are posting to a Windows Server forum.)

     

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Alvwan Monday, September 26, 2016 5:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:09 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2016 3:05 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    The latest Server OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM and Windows Server 2016 TP5. The latest Client OS is Windows 10. You could refer to the following articles and check the hardware requirements for each OS:

    System Requirements and Installation Information for Windows Server 2012 R2

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303418(v=ws.11).aspx

    System Requirements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/system-requirements--and-installation

    Windows 10 Specifications

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

    Or contact HP support for some OS upgrade suggestions.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    • Proposed as answer by Alvwan Friday, September 23, 2016 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:09 AM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, September 23, 2016 8:46 AM
  • The DL380 Gen 4 is an old, old machine.  It is not even listed as supporting Windows Server 2008 on windowsservercatalog.com.  HP supports Windows Server 2016 on some Gen8 and Gen9 systems.

    Okay.  You have an unsupported box.  Not necessarily a problem if all you want to do is play with the operating systems.  I have an old Dell desktop that I have used to run 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016, all with no issues, even though it was never a supported system.  So, about all you can do is download the trial copy of Windows Server 2016 and see if it installs and works on your system.  Since there is not a trial copy of Windows 10 to download (that I know of), you are limited to trialing Windows Server.  Of course, that's the real operating system anyway, right? <grin>  (You are posting to a Windows Server forum.)

     

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Alvwan Monday, September 26, 2016 5:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:09 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2016 3:05 PM
  • I agree with Tim Cerling.

    You have a old system and only 2GB Ram. It like you want to run IOS 10 on iphone 4. It is impossible. So HP doesnt support it.

    Actually you can set up a used server if you have a low budget, such as DL320 Gen8 with Xeon Quad Core 3.5Ghz, 16GB Ram, etc. The price is only 1299 Euro.

    https://www.servershop24.de/en/server/hp/dl-series/dl320/gen8/

    Friday, October 7, 2016 9:38 AM