HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer G1610T Performance First Look

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  1. Todd Strelka says:

    I'd like to see details about installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Specifically, installing a SSD in the slim optical bay for the OS that way all four bays are available for storage using Storage Spaces. Is an additional RAID controller needed to use the SSD and 4 internal drives at the same time? Will there be issues on booting from the SSD if it is connected to the on-board SATA port for the optical drive?
    Are there benefits to using Smart Provisioning or iLO with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials?

    Thanks for any guidance.

  2. John Stutsman says:

    Hi Todd! Thank You for your comments.

    I haven’t installed Server 2012 R2 E yet but other’s have – you can find links about that at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic… in the OS’s category as well as info about using a SSD in the ODD.

    There will be issues attaching the SSD to the ODD SATA II port – while I haven’t done it yet several have been successful setting that port to a single RAID0 drive in the B120i. Smart or Intelligent Provisioning doesn’t work well with an install of S2012R2E and a More Manual install is necessary until IP 1.60 is out – see http://tinyurl.com/mfvqelj

  3. John Stutsman says:

    (continue from previous post)

    Also, iLO is FANTASTIC IMHO, I never thought much of it until I got a chance to use it with the Gen8 – after that I went searching like others had on Ebay for an advance license key to unlock even more of it’s features. http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic

    Another option to consider is a SGDM and use a P212 or P222 to attach the HP SAS cable to the Drive Cage too and use the onboard B120i to drive you additional drives on the SGDM and/or ODD space. http://homeservershow.com/schoondoggy-gen8-drive-