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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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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
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
Inside a HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server (LFF)
MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
MacBook acting as monitor and keyboard of the server
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a car with 72TB in its trunk (72TB in my Smart Roadster)
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a car with 72TB in its trunk (72TB in my Smart Roadster)
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
iLO:
iLO: "sea of sensors" enabling an extensive remote insight in the server

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