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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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Driving to the internet: visiting XS4ALL / KPN in Amsterdam
Driving to the internet: visiting XS4ALL / KPN in Amsterdam
HPE ProLiant DL380p server powered on, green lights indicate the drives are working, monitor is connected and showing the boot process
HPE ProLiant DL380p server powered on, green lights indicate the drives are working, monitor is connected and showing the boot process
MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
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
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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