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Good Cheap Server - HP Proliant Microserver 4 BAY - OWNERS THREAD

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by dragonuk, 10 Dec 2010.

  1. Avalon

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    Oh no, thank you :D

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...n-e-2278gel-processor-16m-cache-2-00-ghz.html

    Speaking of spectacular ignorance, thankfully one of us understands the term ‘embedded’ in this context. As you clearly think it’s not me, how about you explain how you plan on installing a CPU that is in effect an SoC soldered direct to the board (think Xeon-D) to a socketed board? Hint: custom PCB mount, removal of IHS, shim to protect core and modified cooler brackets are all terms that you may need to get familiar with and the Chinese sellers who have done this kind of thing usually use ES/QS laptop chips with very mixed results.
     
  2. Quartz

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    Agreed, but let us hope.
     
  3. whiskycycle

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    Getting a few test units soon, will report back of the usual web sites don’t get there first.
     
  4. HEADRAT

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    Gen10 is looking good, looking forward to reviews.
     
  5. Snapshot

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    Please don't use me as justification for your lack of knowledge.
     
  6. Bad_Boi

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    Gen10 has a nice pro dimensions I see.

    That's all @ the moment
     
  7. BongoHunter

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  8. rotor

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    Looks really good!
     
  9. Quartz

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    No internal SATA port, apparently, but he says he's got a work-around.
     
  10. Avalon

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    It’s easy/cheap to add an internal NVMe/M2/SATA card if required, the exact opposite of adding embedded CPU’s to a socketed board :D
     
  11. Quartz

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    Actually the jury is still out on that last. I found somewhere offering one as an upgrade for one of their products and Intel do list it as FLGA. But I await confirmation.
     
  12. DIABLO

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    Is it worth migrating my Server 2012 R2 installation to Windows 10 Pro on my Gen8 you think guys? And also does it patch itself up to the latest version of Windows 10?

    OEM key is only £7 but would be a pain re-installing everything and doing the hack to make the Gen8 boot from the ODD in AHCI mode.
     
  13. Avalon

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    You may pay someone £7 for an 'OEM' key, but ask yourself if that sounds like it's going to be a legitimate key? Remember what a legitimate Server 2012 R2 licence (should have) cost you. As to the ODD question, people stopped buying them almost a decade ago, use a USB flash drive and yes, whatever you install will update to the latest available version.
     
  14. DIABLO

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    I meant i have a SSD in the ODD bay. Got like 5 2012 R2 licenses free from some Microsoft membership you used to be able to sign up to.
     
  15. BongoHunter

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  16. Nazbit

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    Any tricks to make a gen8 quieter? Think it's a120nm pwm fan?

    Can someone remind me what driver I need for the raid controller?

    Windows has **** itself but I have another box running server essentials that has daily backups stored and has a pxe boot environment running to do the restore.

    Just can't remember what drivers I need to load. Think I had this last time I installed Windows and I've probably put the file in one of those really really safe places for future use....you know the type!
     
  17. Nazbit

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    Any newer offers than this? That's a dreadful website to navigate.

    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_abaa5952034546cf8b66d214e9

     
  18. Dynix

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    Looking to build a NAS for home and trying to weigh up a Gen10 Plus E-2224 versus something like Synology - I'd like to be able to run a separate VM and SQL server so leaning more towards the Gen10, and throwing in 2x 8TB drives initially for local storage and bump the RAM up to 32GB.

    In terms of installing an OS, it doesn't seem to have an NVME slot but does have a PCIe Gen3 slot - can I use some kind of expansion card to slot into that then mount an NVME drive into that? I see it was mentioned above but need a bit of hand-holding before I bit the bullet!
     
  19. BongoHunter

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    STH are apparently goign to run an article soon on potential upgrades etc. you should be able to put an m2 drive in a low profile PCIE adapter in theory.

    You could always boot from a USB device for your OS if your running something like freesnas or esx?

    If the Gen10+ Xeon E version is much over £500 it might be worth building your own (there are nice DIY chassis avaliable)
     
  20. Dynix

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    Ah cool thanks - I'll hold tight and see if they push something out on the upgrade front, not in a big rush, just trying to get a feel for prices to see what works out cheaper and makes the most sense based on needs. I was looking to run a Windows installation on the Gen10 front so I could add in some additional VMs/SQL server for work, I have some spare parts including an NVME drive already so was looking to repurpose it. I'll keep checking STH to see if they put anything out in the mean time!