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Configuration and installation of an HPE ProLiant DL380 server

Nov. 22, 2019 -

Over the past few years I have been moving my data and work from local computers (mostly laptops) into the cloud. Cloud computing is done by servers in a datacenter, powerful computers that do the hard work. As my company grew, I needed more capacity. It was time to add some power to my cloud!

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Servers in a datacenter: the black racks are like closets for the grey server computers, each rack fits multiple servers (photo: HPE).
Servers in a datacenter: the black racks are like closets for the grey server computers, each rack fits multiple servers (photo: HPE).
iLO:
iLO: "sea of sensors" enabling an extensive remote insight in the server
Server connected and online inside the datacenter
Server connected and online inside the datacenter
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
Driving to the internet: visiting XS4ALL / KPN in Amsterdam
Driving to the internet: visiting XS4ALL / KPN in Amsterdam
MacBook connected to the server in the datacenter through VMWare ESXi - installing GRUB boot loader on a virtual Debian GNU/Linux server
MacBook connected to the server in the datacenter through VMWare ESXi - installing GRUB boot loader on a virtual Debian GNU/Linux server

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