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  2. brodgartech

    HP Proliant ML350p G8 Watercooling!

    Yes, but as JamesT correctly says, it changes the airflow inside the server, so it might have side effects I can't predict, especially if you use PCIe cards that produce heat as well. However, as it originally doesn't have any fans on the CPUs, I though adding some in whatever direction would be a bonus as it gets more heat away from the CPUs. Blowing it to the sides does still require the front fans though, to get it out of the case, where JamesT could get away with only the CPU-fans I think? It was remarkably cooler with the added fans and original Deltas. These Noctua heatsinks are a lot bigger as well, of course. Keeping the Deltas with just the added CPU cooling will probably work for a lot some people, as long as there's nothing in there that forces the Deltas up regardless. I've had an HP branded FC card in there that just set the Deltas to 40% from boot. So it's pretty useless in that scenario. By the way, these specific heatsinks were mentioned here: https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/hp-ml350p-gen8-fan-replacement.21359/post-250038 Credit where it's due. I haven't run into issues so far. iLO still thinks the fans only need 6%. To follow up: as I wanted to control the speed of the CPU fans, I ended up changing the Deltas to 92mm Noctuas as well, and using an AquaComputer OCTO to control all the fans, with four temperature probes inside the server (2 x CPU, RAID and a random memory module). CPUs are cool enough. I'm happy so far. However, I don't know for how much stress the server will be able to take before these Noctuas just aren't enough. I'm using it mainly for development and staging so will probably never hit that point the way I use it (I just need the cores and memory for the VMs).
  3. Today
  4. Trig0r

    Too powerful

    Haven't tried it yet but already know my newish PC build will take it, as for work, we'l wait but if it gives me more budget to buy new laptops then I'm ok with that..
  5. k_graham

    How annoying is one drive !

    Okay I seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot with one drive, our several year old Lenovo Think Pad seemed to have its Hard drive wire fail (but You Tube indicates it is likely bad soldering on the board) Anyway I had made a full Microsoft System backup as well as 1 with file history and 1 with Clonezilla.org . Neither windows backup is great restoring to another computer as the system backup is only good to the same computer and the file history backup does not do the applications and requires using a PE USB just for the files. Anyway the closest equivalent available computer with seeming improvents, purchased was a Dell. Take it home a 100 miles away to find no Ethernet port built in. Argh , Yes one can buy a $12.00 extender including USB's but its another thing to carry. So being a new setup of Windows 10 and capable of upgrade to 11 it asks if I want 5 gigs of space while pushing the Office upgrade to a Terabyte. Well okay, I will try the 5 Gigs but no I don't want to buy Office at this time. And I probably saw the save space box and thought save space makes sense. Then as I could not do a system restore I was doing the File history restore and pretty soon I am getting the 5 Gigs is full, delete files, as well as the message. "Where are my files" So the only good thing is I still have the backup and even the disk from the Thinkpad computer now sitting in a external USB case, but really. Is everybody willing to trust the documents and pictures to One Drive when deleting there is deleting them also from the hard drive as they were moved there? Not me. As mentioned I still have my files as I only copied them to the new computer. I did not move them. I even have them back on the original as a 2nd slot was available for a 2042 M2 Sata drive as compared to the longer NVME drive that used a short cable and but it took a while to find a correct 2nd drive, and fix. But really, I expected an operating system vender would not set up the Files and photos to be the folders to auto upload. They have that fuzzy wuzzy cloud logo folder couldn't they just have added that to the list as Cloud Documents Downloads Music Photos Video and maybe inside that Cloud folder another C-Documents and C-Photos that would automatically duplicate? So if nothing else could someone suggest how maybe one could put that Cloud folder with the others as shown above? Even if the Documents and Photos are still named the same within. Otherwise I guess its Googles 15Gigs only for me. Thanks, Ken
  6. That was one of my thoughts as well, except from what I can tell on the attached, the battery appears to be functional. I'm assuming there is a hardware fault with the card. Will get in touch with the ebay seller and request a replacement/refund
  7. You may need to replace the battery: https://techlibrary.hpe.com/docs/iss/shared/gen9/error/Advanced/Content/247088.htm
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  9. I am using hardware raid with the P222. The RAID controller has created RAID 5 with the 4 x 8Tb drives. The 24 (21.8Tb) is accessible and I'm able to write to it. My concern is the degraded error which appears in iLO and the errors presented: Startup - Error 1797 - Slot 1 Drive Array - Write-Back Cache Backup Previously failed, caching is disabled at startup. SSA application - 823 - The cache for Smart Array P222 in Slot 1 has been disabled because the backup operation failed. Would those be a hardware issue or something I may have done incorrectly?
  10. How close is your router to the computer you are using these wireless devices on?
  11. JackoUK

    Too powerful

    That a company can make so much of its installed base obsolete, when it could have engineered a way forward, shows that it has too much power and no respect for its customer base. Windows 11 is on a par with Vista: a 'pretty' update for the benefit of the vendor and its close partners.
  12. What RAID controller error are you talking about? Are you using software RAID in OMV or hardware RAID in the P222?
  13. Thanks schoondoogy I updated the B120i to AHCI and OMV was able to install no problems at all. One problem down, one to go The RAID 5 setup is also able to be seen in OMV, and now going through the process of formatting it to EXT4. Should I be worried about the raid controller error?
  14. schoondoggy

    Add more than 4 HDD on Gen8 Microserver

    As I said earlier in this thread there is no room for another 3.5" drive in the case. There are several four bay external cases you could use. The card I linked to above would support four drives internal and four external. adding a SFF-8087 fan out cable to the onboard SATA controller gives you an easy way to connect 1-4 2.5" drives internal and you still have the ODD SATA four another drive. Are you still planning on using Proxmox? That will effect your storage controller choice as well.
  15. I have not played with OMV for a long time, but the last time I did I do not think there was driver support for the B120i or P222. Most Linux based systems like OMV and FreeNAS do not like RAID controllers. They tend to recommend software RAID. It is generally recommended to use AHCI on a HBA. The last time I played with OMV I installed a HP LSI based HBA to connect to the four front drive bays. I connected a SFF-8087 fan out cable to the SATA controller on the motherbord and set it to AHCI. I connected the OS drive to SATA1 from the onboard controller.
  16. Hello, I have recently purchased a Gen 8 Microserver with plans to install OMV. I did a bit of reading prior (and having also got a N54L) picked up a P222 Smart Array Raid card so I could also use RAID 5 on my 4 x 8Tb WD Red Plus drives. I also had lying around an old 2.5" 160Gb WD Blue drive which I was going to use for the OS. All the extra parts and cables have been installed (power from FDD to SATA for the HDD) and everything appeared ok. I have configured the 160Gb drive as Raid 0 in SSA on the B120i internal controller. However when I attempt to install OMV, it comes up with an error message when installing the files onto this drive. Is it possible to install an OS onto the ODD drive and boot from it. I have read elsewhere that I may need to use either a USB or microSD card as the boot device. Does this drive need to be a SSD? Since I have plugged the SAS cable into the P222 card, I was able to configure the drives in RAID 5, however, I am now getting a error under iLO saying System Health Degraded. Upon further investigation, it appears to be from the P222 card, getting Error 1797 - Slot 1 Drive Array - Write-Back Cache Backup Previously failed, caching is disabled at startup. When I open the SSA application, there is a Warning - 823 - The cache for Smart Array P222 in Slot 1 has been disabled because the backup operation failed. I am unsure what could be causing this as the card has the cache and battery (both being detected). I have tried removing the cache and reinstalling it but didn't make a difference. Is this a hardware issue? I only just purchased the card so will contact the seller to advise of a faulty card. Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  17. Last week
  18. jeremy_fritz

    Add more than 4 HDD on Gen8 Microserver

    Any idea? I mean, considering that I already have 4 HDD and 1 SSD, would it be possible possible to add an extra 3.5" HDD? It seems that I have some room to add one. If I don't have any more room inside, maybe I could just leave the HDD outside (it's dirty but it could work, right?). Or would you recommend to buy a USB 3.0 external case? Thanks for your help.
  19. Dave

    Windows 11

    Win 11 Forum up and running!
  20. CedricM

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    I was interesting in the xeon e3 1290 v2 but i needed an extra gpu card and i wanted to keep the pci slot to add an nvme drive for swap and virtual machines
  21. schoondoggy

    Bad / Dead Onboard NIC?

    I am running one in a MicroServer Gen10. Have not tried it in the N40l. The slot in a N40l is a x1 PCIe 2.0, most 2.5GbE NIC are x1 PCIe 2.0. Bus wise it should be fine. Realtek and Intel chips are available. Should work, but like everything else you will need to try it.
  22. zappa69

    P222 Controller not seeing drives?

    Thanks for your help. Managed to get it working in the end. Not entirely sure what the fix was tbh.
  23. Joe_Miner

    Windows Phone

    Cool! I've now upgrade to the Motorola One 5G ACE recently, I have Outlook, OneDrive, and other MS stuff on it and am loving it.
  24. jerryntom

    Windows Phone

    I like my iPhone 7plus. I have all my Office 365 E3 programs installed and working like a champ. I am amazed with the quality and ease of operation and conversion from my Windows phone to Apple Phone. This is working so well for me that I am going to have to pass on the iPhone 10.
  25. cbeeuu

    Unable to boot form Port 5

    when you have a drive on port 5 from the sata port on motherboard make sure to set this array first as raid 0 and set it to boot from that array in the ssa.Then set your other arrays up on the 4 front bays.You have obviously done this as you had it working for a couple of years.Also you mention usb.You can boot from a drive in the usb port inside the server and use the 4 hdd bays for your storage.Taking into consideration all of your drives are working then there may be the possibillity that the b120i on the board is bad.In my experience b120i has to be in raid mode and not ahci to boot from port 5.You could install a p222 or p420 etc in the pcie slot and take the cable for the cage and plug it into that then take a sas to sata breakout cable and plug that into the sas port on motherboard and plug sata 1 on the breakout to your boot drive.If going this route make sure you have a forward breakout cable and not a reverse one.Obviously this will not help if the b120i is damaged.If that was the case you could buy a p420 with two internal ports and hang the boot drive from one and the front cage from the other.Be aware that these smartarray cards do run hot in the microserver and you may have to come up with an internal cooling solution or turn cooling up to increased in the microserver bios.These cards will run hot and report temps of 80-85 degrees c in the ilo dashboard and state that is ok.I let one run at that a p222 and then it failed on me so whether the card was at fault or whether the temps were at fault i do not know as ilo reported it as ok.I hope that helps and i hope you get back up and running.Regards.Charlie
  26. schoondoggy

    P222 Controller not seeing drives?

    Is the SSD installed in one of the front bays? Did you move the cable from the system board to the P222?
  27. zappa69

    P222 Controller not seeing drives?

    Hi - thanks for the reply. Yeah I'm running HBA mode as I just thought I'd change it to see if it made a difference - plus I only have 1 SAS drive at present. The drive is a HP MB2000FBUCL PN - 638521-001 Do you know if I can run the card without the cache module and if I do need the cache module do I then need the capacitor too? Thanks again
  28. cyberboblouth

    Bad / Dead Onboard NIC?

    Ah OK, anyone tried a 2.5GBe NIC?
  29. I don't see how those headless units can be the cause of it. Granted, all electronics generate interference one way or another, but they're typically not powerful enough to affect wireless keyboards and mice. Have you tried using your laptop with the wireless input devices in another room or away from the nearest potential source for interference? This may be way out there but, do you live near an RF transmitter (TV, radio, microwave communications, radar installation, ham radio operator, etc.)? I do have a another theory, though. It could be something to do with the PC the dongle is being used on. It could either be a hardware (USB) issue or a driver issue. The only way to isolate that is to try the dongle on another PC/laptop and see if the problem persists.
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