Tag: S2012

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

• May 12, 2014 • Comments (0)
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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HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

• February 18, 2014 • Comments (1)
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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SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

• February 3, 2014 • Comments (0)
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

• January 27, 2014 • Comments (1)
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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HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 CPU Upgrade

• January 21, 2014 • Comments (1)
HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 CPU Upgrade

By: John Stutsman   Figure 1 — My Intel Zeon E3-1265LV2 shortly after it arrived and before it was installed in place of the Celeron G1610T in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer   When the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServers were introduced my attention was caught by the LGA1155 Intel Socket for the Gen8’s CPU offering the […]

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The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look

• December 16, 2013 • Comments (1)
The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look

By: John Stutsman Not long ago, Schoondoggy asked a few of us to beta test preproduction versions of his drive mount bracket for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer. Except for the placement of the holes to attach the Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount (“SGDM”) to the PSU – which was easily fixed with my Dremel – […]

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Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

• August 25, 2013 • Comments (0)
Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — Lian-Li PC-A70F with GA-Z77X-UD5H and RocketRAID 2720 installed that was used in this test   Recently I upgrade my Testing Server that had been introduced in A Server Build With A GA-Z77X-UD5H In A Lian-Li PC-K9WX (see the references below for subsequent mods) to a Lian-Li PC-A70F case. The […]

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New MicroServer: Where to Start

• July 25, 2013 • Comments (0)
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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Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

• June 23, 2013 • Comments (0)
Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

By: John Stutsman   One of the topics I had wanted to try in Windows Server 2012 was the Data Deduplication Server Role. I had read about it in Chapter 28 of Windows Server 2012 Unleashed some time ago and had been looking for a good opportunity to test it out. To centralize my storage, […]

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Performance Tests using a Rocket RAID 2720 in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

• June 9, 2013 • Comments (2)
Performance Tests using a Rocket RAID 2720 in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

By: John Stutsman   The purpose of this paper is to measure a performance baseline of up to 4 similar Hard Disk Drives in a number of RAID configurations using a Rocket RAID 2720 in an HP ProLiant MicroServer. I first looked at a Rocket RAID 2720 (“RR2720”) in a MicroServer in HP ProLiant N54L […]

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