So, I currently have an HP Media Smart Home Server. I'm wondering what the process is to upgrade it to WHS2011? It has no video out nor any optical dirve. I realize that with out Drive Extender I will need to backup my data and re-recover it to the new WHS build, but I'm struggling with how to even get the OS upgraded or re-installed to the new version.
I have installed WHS2011 to my HP EX487. Find the dedicated forum that instructs how to create a bootable USB disk, with a cfg.ini file on it. Installation will start if the current system disk is wiped out. I installed the Intel chipset driver, updated realtek NIC driver, intel rapid storage management and HP MSS management for LED driver. Only features I am missing are auto sleep and temp monitoring. Without the drive extender, you will have to do the load shifting between the drives manually.