Figure 1 – Unboxing my newly arrived HP ProLiant ML10v2
Back on September 8, 2015, forum member Taffeys posted in the Deals Forum (I like over 50 other members follow the Deals Forum so that we get instant alerts when “Deals” are posted) that TigerDirect Business was selling HP ML10v2 Server with Xeon E3-1220v3, no OS, no HDD for $300! Schoondoggy ordered it and had it delivered to him at the hotel he was staying at during the 2015 HomeServerShow Meetup in Indianapolis on September 12, 2015. Schoondoggy unboxed his new HP ProLiant ML10v2 at the meetup giving those of us in attendance a change to look over closely the form factor and debate many of the ways the ML10v2 could be utilized and even modified.
Figure 2 – Schoondoggy’s Unboxing of HP ProLiant ML10v2 at HSS MeetUp2015
Figure 3 – Schoondoggy’s ML10v2 at HSS MeetUp2015 with Icy Dock external drive case on left and HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 on Left
Figure 4 – Schoondoggy’s ML10v2 at HSS MeetUp2015 being examined by Meet-Up participants
Like many after the meet-up I had begun debating when I would get my own HP ProLiant ML10v2 and when I saw another great deal at TigerDirect Business I jumped on it. I recorded my unboxing experience at Unboxing my ML10v2 – Yippee!!
One of the first things I wanted to do soon after unboxing my ML10v2 was to enter an iLO Advanced License Key into the iLO4 of my HP ProLiant ML10v2. I recorded my process for getting my iLO4 address and entering iLO4 from a client on my home network to enter my Advanced iLO4 Key in my HP ProLiant ML10v2.
As-Built (At the End of this Series: Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the First Time):
HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
- Xeon E3-1220v3
- 32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
- Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 2 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSDs in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – 2 x Icy Dock EZConvert Air – mounted in Slots 1 & 2 of 4 drive main cage – Ports 1 & 2 SATA III (6GB/s)
- Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – ports 3-6 SATA II (3GB/s) – two mounted in Slots 3 & 4 of 4 drive main cage – two mounted in 5.25” bays using 5.25” to 3.5” adaptor brackets (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for 1 5.25” bay plus another 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for the other 5.25” bay)
- OS: S2012R2
In Part 2 of Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time I will cover installing SSDs for my OS drive and running SPP (HP Service Pack for ProLiant) automatically to update my firmware and then interactively to enter SSA (HP Smart Storage Administrator) to set up my logical drive 01 for my OS installation in the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller.
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TigerBusiness Direct Link for HP ML10v2 http://biz.tigerdirect.com/product/itemKey/103016340
Unboxing my ML10v2 – Yippee! http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10342-unboxing-my-ml10v2-yippee/
Advanced iLO4 Key in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10415-advanced-ilo4-key-in-my-hp-proliant-ml10v2/
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 1: Unboxing and Setting up iLO4 Advance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-p-ilo4-advance.html
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 2: Installing my OS Drives and Running SPP http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-es-running-spp.html
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 3: Using iLO4 to Install Server 2012R2 http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-server-2012r2.html
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 4: Upgrade my RAM to 32GB http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-my-ram-to-32gb.html
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 5: Add Four 5TB HDDs http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-four-5tb-hdds.html
Setting up my HP ProLiant ML10v2 for the first time, Part 6: Performance http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-6-performance.html
HP ProLiant ML10v2 Server http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/proliant-servers/product-detail.html?oid=7796450
HP ProLiant ML10v2 QuickSpecs http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04567802
HP ProLiant ML10v2 User Guide http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7796450&docId=emr_na-c04622279&docLocale=en_US
HP ProLiant ML10v2 Maintenance and Service Guide http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7796450&docId=emr_na-c04622389&docLocale=en_US
Intel E3-1200v3 processor family http://i.crn.com/misc/microsites/intelssd13/Intel_Xeon_Processor_E3-1200v3_Tech_Over.pdf
Intel C222 Chipset http://ark.intel.com/products/75516
HomeServerShow Thread “iLO Advanced License Keys $18.50-$24.00” http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9511-ilo-advanced-license-keys-1850-2400/
HomeServerShow Forum for HP ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
Also: Good information links at HomeServerShow “ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Links” http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/