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Installing a datacenter computer

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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MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
Server (top left) connected to the computers on my desk (lower right) during installation inside my office
Server (top left) connected to the computers on my desk (lower right) during installation inside my office
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).
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
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
Computers on my desk powering the installation from left to right: ThinkPad X1, iPad Pro and MacBook
Computers on my desk powering the installation from left to right: ThinkPad X1, iPad Pro and MacBook

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