Tag: Windows Server 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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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HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer — First Look

HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer -- First Look

The HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer looks exactly like its predecessor HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer. I chose to wait on flashing the BIOS-MOD — electing instead to do some testing with the stock HP BIOS which, by-the-way, is the same as the stock BIOS ( #O41 July 29, 2011 – see Figure 10) that came […]

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