Category: Windows Home Server 2011

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 ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer & Sans Digital TR4M+BNC at HSS Meet-up 2013

HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer & Sans Digital TR4M+BNC at HSS Meet-up 2013

  By: JohnStutsman   One of the machines that I demonstrated at the Home Server Show Meet-up 2013 was an HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer running Windows Home Server 2011 (“WHS-2011”) with a Sans Digital TR4M+BNC.   Parts List (as demonstrated at Meet-up 2013): HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer 8GB RAM: ECC 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G BIOS-Mod Port […]

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New MicroServer: Where to Start

New MicroServer: Where to Start

By: John Stutsman   When Dave “joined the club” of new HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer owners he went to the HSS Forums, as many have done, to ask: How much RAM is in it? Can I upgrade it? Should I flash the BIOS? It is not necessary to drop a lot of cash to […]

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A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part II

A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part II

By: John Stutsman   This is Part II of the posting A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part I. In Part I, we saw how to take a Stock MicroServer (Stock Factory BIOS, Stock VB0250EAVER HP HDD, and Stock 2GB RAM) and added Windows Home Server […]

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A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part I

A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part I

By: John Stutsman   In the Forum Thread “First Timer MicroServer with WHS Build” I talked about how it was possible to get started with a stock HP ProLiant MicroServer, two large data drives in RAID1 (Mirrored in Disk Manager), and Windows Home Server 2011 (“WHS2011”). In this paper I wanted to take that basic […]

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Performance Comparison of a Modified HP EX-487 and the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

Performance Comparison of a Modified HP EX-487 and the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

By: John Stutsman After working with Intel’s NAS Performance Toolkit in testing the performance of the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer (“N40L”) and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer (“N54L”) I became curious to see how my HP Media Smart Server EX-487, which had been modified up from Stock, would perform compared to the MicroServer’s.   Note: […]

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Performance Comparison of Windows Home Server 2011 on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

Performance Comparison of Windows Home Server 2011 on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

By: John Stutsman After posting Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer I wanted to continue with similar performance tests of Windows Home Server 2011 (“WHS-2011”). The NAS Performance Toolkit (“NASPT”) v1.7.1 is the same test as described in the previous posting […]

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Moving my Windows Home Server 2011 to the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

Moving my Windows Home Server 2011 to the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

By: John Stutsman   Last July, 2012, I wrote about how I Installed Windows Home Server 2011 on a 60GB SSD in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and using that as my primary home server. More recently in March, 2013, I wrote about Updating my Windows Home Server 2011 installed on the HP ProLiant N40L […]

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Performance Measurement of the HP ProLiant N40L and N54L G7 MicroServer and Other NAS Devices

Performance Measurement of the HP ProLiant N40L and N54L G7 MicroServer and Other NAS Devices

By: John Stutsman   We all want to know how our MicroServer’s and other Machines compare in performance and how this performance is impacted by different hardware, storage drives, OS’s, drive extender replacements, RAID configurations, etc. Dave, Chris, and I thought it would be useful to build a jumping off point (a Start Menu of […]

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