Category: HP Microserver

Testing My Gen8 MicroServer before HSS Meetup 2014

Testing My Gen8 MicroServer before HSS Meetup 2014

By: John Stutsman   Last week in Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222 I illustrated some of the supplemental cooling techniques I would be showing at the Home Server Show Meetup on September 20, 2014 #BestMeetUpEver. On September 10 HSS Forum member Saburr told us (and posted a link to HP’s download page) about […]

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Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222

Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222

By: John Stutsman   In preparation for the Home Server Show Meetup on September 20, 2014 (see “Meetup 2014 Registration and Info”) I wanted to show participants modifications I had made to my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer as well as, “hopefully”, an interesting demonstration of how it all works together. This blog posting is intended […]

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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

  By: John Stutsman Figure 1 – Preparing my Gen8 MicroServer for Installation of Server 2012 R2   Recently, I loaded MicroSoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (“Server 2012 R2” or “S2012R2”) onto my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller and P222/512 FBWC RAID Controller to manage my OS and […]

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Installing WHS2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the B120i and P222

Installing WHS2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the B120i and P222

By: JohnStutsman Figure 1 – Preparing my Gen8 MicroServer for Installation of WHS2011   Recently, I loaded MicroSoft Windows Home Server 2011(“WHS2011”) onto my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller and P222/512 FBWC RAID Controller to manage my OS and Data drives. Attached to the HP Smart Array B120i […]

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Installing WHS2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with AHCI Enabled

Installing WHS2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with AHCI Enabled

By: JohnStutsman Figure 1 — Loading WHS2011 onto my Gen8 MicroServer   Last Tuesday night, on HSS255 (“Average Server Size Please, on Home Server Show 255”), we discussed how the average user could install MicroSoft Windows Home Server 2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer simply with SATA AHCI Enabled in the BIOS, thus avoiding […]

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HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman      Figure 1 — HP P222/512 FBWC with Low Profile Bracket attached that I made with the help of my Dermel   While it was delayed by the great storm in the Southeast during the end of January, 2014, my HP P222/512 FBWC finally arrived safe and sound in early February. Read […]

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HP ProLiant MicroServer BIOS Flash with SP64420

HP ProLiant MicroServer BIOS Flash with SP64420

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — C: Prompt after the new BIOS has Successfully Flashed (SP64420 2013.10.01 (A) (15 NOV 2013))   A year ago in HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Build and BIOS Modification Revisited I wrote about some of the things I learned in flashing my MicroServer BIOS with the modified BIOS from BIOS-MODS […]

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HP’s New Rules to Access Firmware & Driver Downloads

HP’s New Rules to Access Firmware & Driver Downloads

By: John Stutsman   HP has announced a new policy for Firmware Update Access for HP ProLiant Servers. HP Vice President Mary McCoy explained last Friday (2/7/2014) in Customers for Life the new policy: This week, HP announced that effective February 19, 2014, we will provide firmware updates through the HP Support Center only to […]

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SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman   I had the good fortune to test out Schoondoggy’s Pre-Production version of his SDM (Schoondoggy Drive Mount) that can be used to mount two additional 2.5” drives or one 3.5” drive inside the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer next to the PSU. I have reviewed the Beta Test version of the SGDM (Schoondoggy Gen8 […]

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HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Lapping the CPU Heat Sink

HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Lapping the CPU Heat Sink

By: John Stutsman     Figure 1 – Lapped CPU Heat Sink set to reflect the Intel Zeon E3-1265LV2 and other parts on the System Board of HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer   At the completion of HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 Upgrade I had completed the upgrade and successfully powered on my Gen8 MicroServer.   Figure […]

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