HP Gen8 Servers – Where’s the SmartStart media you ask?

Where’s the SmartStart disc? That’s what I was asking myself when unpacking a new HP ML350 G8 destined for one of our client sites. The answer was found in the Setup Poster PDF on the documentation CD. HP has taken the SmartStart media to a whole new level and now accomplishes the same tasks and more through their new Intelligent Provisioning. To quote from the HP PDF: Intelligent ProvisioningSeveral packaging changes have taken place with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers: SmartStart CDs and the SmartUpdate Firmware DVD will no longer ship with these new servers. Instead, the deployment capability isembedded in the … Continue reading HP Gen8 Servers – Where’s the SmartStart media you ask?