In a world of limited resources, you need tools that accelerate getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. HP addresses this by providing a server provisioning tool that eliminates media and time-consuming effort - Intelligent Provisioning. With HP Intelligent Provisioning all needed drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto your Gen8 server. No configuration CD's to use, no drivers to find, no guesswork. Intelligent Provisioning replaces SmartStart CDs and is embedded on the ProLiant Gen8 server. Press the F10 key during server boot to get started. It recognizes if system software is out-of-date and will automatically download the latest version and enables updates direct from the Internet. It addresses the complexity of server deployment to eliminate 45% of server configuration steps, so customers can deploy their servers 3x faster and it supports a wide variety of OSes. (OS installation via Intelligent Provisioning is not supported on ProLiant Gen8 SL servers.)


Increased simplicity because there is no need for media (no SmartStart CDs) with Intelligent Provisioning; it is initiated by pressing F10 during server boot process. Contains all your needed firmware, drivers, and tools on the system board so the server is immediately ready for provisioning.
Ability to download drivers, firmware, and systems software by connecting directly to HP.com and to perform updates and install an OS in the same step
Simplified system configuration with guided, profile-driven or scripted approaches for seamless integration with standard IT processes.
Supports additional OS boot devices—two SD cards (available from HP) that are used as an alternative to SmartArray storage. (700136-B21 - HP 32GB SD and 700139-B21 - HP 32GB microSD)
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