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  3. KeithBook

    Will this GPU fit into Microserver Gen8?

    Hi....I do have a Proliant Microserver (Gen 8 with Xeon CPU) at my Dad's home which is genuinely nice spec. I use it for RDP as a far off PC. It does all that I need aside from mess around which is normal given its incorporated Matrox G200 designs chip. Clearly I am not anticipating that it should be a gaming force to be reckoned with yet I am trusting I will actually want to improve it for gaming than my PC. (Dell Inspiron 7559 with a devoted Nvidia GTX 960M) In view of that, does anybody suggest an illustrations card appropriate for the Gen8 Proliant Microserver? I generally play RTS games (Company of Heroes 2) so I'm trusting I will discover something appropriate.
  4. I'm new here, just joined yesterday, but I am in the process of building a new home lab. I've purchased an HPE Microserver Gen10+ (upgraded CPU, memory, drives, iLO kit), Protectli Vault 4 Port, Firewall Micro Appliance (pfSense), Synology NAS DiskStation DS1520+, 5 Seagate Ironwolf drives, server rack, APC UPS (server rack), EdgeSwitch 10 XP ES-10XP 10-Port Network Switch PoE, and a few bits and bobs. I would be happy to write-up my experience researching, building, setup, and testing the environment.
  5. brodgartech

    HP Proliant ML350p G8 Watercooling!

    My ML350p Gen8 already was reasonably silent. Best tip I found buried somewhere in another forum is to have at least one genuine HP drive connected to the 420i. That silences it as soon as (in my case) ESXi boots, mostly to 6% fan speed. However, since it still revs the fans for short periods on load, and I found that the revving up and down was especially annoying, I decided to see where I could get. Mine had full fan redundancy, so fan louvres to block dead fans, plus the additional PCI lane baffles. For now, I have removed the louvres and all air baffles, and installed two NH-D9DX i4 3U. As mentioned elsewhere, these fit without any changes to the mainboard. They can be mounted in any position, but as they are not perfectly square, they only fit this MB sideways. I have the one on CPU2 blowing away from the 420i, as not to add heat to that. Controlled by an NA-FC1, but just set to 100% for now. Both CPUs are consistently at 40 degrees, which I think is the lowest it will report (my Microservers are also at 40). I had CPU1 on 51-53 earlier, probably because it receives the hot air from CPU2. Delta fans stay at 6%. So for now, I'll leave it like this and see. If it has stopped revving up and down, I might just keep the Delta's in. They are silent at 6%. Otherwise, I'll replace those as well. This is 2 x E5-2960 with 128GB, 6 x SSD (4 genuine HP).
  6. schoondoggy

    Guessing my MB died

    It may be a bad system board. Have you tried a different PSU?
  7. It's good to use Samsung devices with Samsung devices, because there may be compatibility issues... I have also faced a compatibility issues with my Samsung Galaxy Watch 2, it automatically disconnects with my iphone after some time.
  8. bigo93

    Guessing my MB died

    Well my microserver started having a red flashing health LED 4Hz, which claims to be a power fault. Reseated all cables, removed drives and ram, still red LED. Will not power up at all. Integrated Management Log shows 257 System Revision [NOT SET] [NOT SET] 1 Firmware flashed (iLO 4 2.78) 256 Power 01/01/1970 00:01 01/01/1970 00:01 18 System Power Fault Detected (XR: 20 00 MID: FF F5 FE 01 FF FF FF 06 06 00 00 02 01 85 40 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00) 255 POST Message 05/05/2021 11:17 05/05/2021 11:17 1 POST Error: 1785-Slot X Drive Array Not Configured 254 Maintenance 05/05/2021 11:09 05/05/2021 11:09 1 Maintenance note: Intelligent Provisioning was loaded. 253 Maintenance 05/05/2021 10:49 05/05/2021 10:49 1 Maintenance note: Intelligent Provisioning was loaded. 252 System Revision 05/05/2021 10:22 05/05/2021 10:22 1 Firmware flashed (iLO 4 2.50) 251 Maintenance 05/05/2021 10:02 05/05/2021 10:02 1 Maintenance note: Opt-in 250 Maintenance 05/05/2021 10:02 05/05/2021 10:02 1 Maintenance note: Intelligent Provisioning was loaded. 249 POST Message 05/05/2021 10:48 05/05/2021 10:00 3 POST Error: 1785-Slot X Drive Array Not Configured Then for some reason the rest of the page is just spamming of POST Error: 1785-Slot X Drive Array Not Configured I updated ilo to 2.78 after issue to see if that would reset anything, but no still flashing red LED 😢 So guess dead motherboard then?
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  10. Robertomcat

    Gen 10 PCIe/NVMe Boot

    Hello, good morning. Is there any change to be made in iLO or BIOS to use NVMe as storage or operating system? Thank you.
  11. JamesT

    HP Proliant ML350p G8 Watercooling!

    100%, anytime mate. Earlier in this thread (irrc it was XeonUnicorn or HJB) the fan daughterboard mod is explained; basically the "fan present" and RPM reporting is done though wiring; that little pcb is just a pluggable termination point, no smarts in it. So long as you connect up the wiring on it correctly, the ML will think all 4 fans are there, and that they are reporting the correct RPM. That's actually the circuit I am working on. It will be an updated fan board which aftermarket fans can plug into. Not on this forum, I don't think, but I read this: https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/ML350p-Processor-Upgrade-Steps-and-parts/td-p/7080628 I believe that in the ML30p service/product manual lists units that were shipped with V2 processors. I am looking at either 2667V2 or 2690V2 for my project. Let me know how you get on. If you do not make the modifications to the fan board, the ML will get so hot that the matter in it will densify much like a dying star; blackholes follow shortly after. Also, I believe if you remove the 'CPU lane' fans, the machine will not boot. I am also very keen to know the answer to this. You are lucky with the drives being included too; mine was ex business use so they paid for "secure" (see: wood chipper) data destruction. Annoying part is that the caddies were destroyed too, and oem ones are like $80 bucks with shipping. Back to Aliexpress where I bought 6 generics for the same price. You don't have to solder it, you can twist the relevant wires together. But honestly, if you're not confident with soldering, this is a perfect project to gain some. Everything is marked and HP makes good PCB's, so it will be harder to mess it up than it would be to do it right. You can do it! I chatted with the Aliexpress seller about this as he was interested in what I was doing. About 2 weeks after I bought those Foxconn ones, he sent me this ad for narrow ILM assemblies from another seller, but they were like $8 and unbranded. You could take a chance and see if they fit, no grinding etc, would be straight up plug and play if it fits. I wouldn't be surprised if its the ILM assemblies being used on Huananzhi Xeon mobos; I would bet that they would be fine. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001013749863.html?srcSns=sns_SMS&spreadType=socialShare&bizType=ProductDetail&social_params=20279837182&aff_fcid=17513c384b834adb9fc2946defe6012c-1632283031948-04339-_mNpjQcf&tt=MG&spm=a2g0s.imconversation.0.0.553e3e5fS0lVhC&aff_fsk=_mNpjQcf&aff_platform=default&sk=_mNpjQcf&aff_trace_key=17513c384b834adb9fc2946defe6012c-1632283031948-04339-_mNpjQcf&shareId=20279837182&businessType=ProductDetail&platform=AE&terminal_id=fa00db65c97241d39d6395183d31ee51 I have a tendency to waffle, if you need anything else just let me know. Glad to be chatting directly with someone else about this thing. I love this machine now that its quiet lol. Hope you are all safe and well over there. We got out of LVL4 today... YAAAAAAAAAY -Jim
  12. Noth

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    I have a Xeon E3-1220v2 (2 cores 4 threads) 15W part I pulled from my Microserver when I upgraded it to the 1265. Message me, I'm willing to sell it for cheap. Would probably be enough assisted by a GPU to do transcoding, and probably could do more (VMs).
  13. StarGazer

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    Hey All, Have been trawling through this thread looking for some advice on my recently purchased Gen 8 for £50 and I too couldn't believe my eyes when it popped up for sale. Specs below: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz 4GB ECC 1600Mhz RAM X4 WD Red 6TB (Added after purchase) 65W Heat sink I've upgraded all the firmware, purchased a iLO licence and now looking to put it into production which will be a UnRaid Server running dockers for Plex and a VM that will be a Photo editing VM for my wife to edit in Photoshop/Lightroom. I also want to be able to play 4K content off it, but I don't think my Samsung TV/FireStick supports Direct Stream so i'm stuck with transcoding on my Gen 8. Funny thing is, I tried to stream a 4K file off my Gen & for the first 2 minutes all was well, but then my i3 peaked at 100% and it started to struggle. My question is would the 1265L or V2 variant with 16GB RAM & a decent Low profile 2GB GPU be good enough to achieve the following scenario where my wife can be editing her photos on the VM and I can play 4K content off the Gen 8 whilst it transcodes? ** Edit ** This is an upgrade from a ML350e Gen 8 V2 which was taking up too much room and limited my ability to upgrade the storage. So it made sense to me to go back to the Microserver range to find a more compact and manageable solution.
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  15. ( I think the previous post is not applicable.) if you have cable internet you will need to preserve the connectivity between the cable company and your cable modem, otherwise you will have a bad day. having separated that from the rest of the wiring you can use the now dead parts as you see fit. I don't know how much of it you have in your house but I suggest avoiding 'loose ends' or at least terminating unused outlets.
  16. Turn everything off at the wall. Check that all cables are securely and firmly in place. Wait for 60 seconds. Plug your TV box (not the television set) in and turn it on. Wait another 60 seconds, or until the lights on the TV box have stopped flashing. Plug everything else back in and turn it all back on. Follow these simple methods if your TV signals are now properly working.
  17. schoondoggy

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    Best case it would just see one drive. Worse case the system would lock up with PCIe bus issues. If you want to add a single NVMe drive there are lots of single NVMe device boards you could use.
  18. bar1

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    ok thats very expensive so i will skip it.... so what will happen if i plug something like that in?will it only see 1 drive?
  19. schoondoggy

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    This will not work in the MS Gen8. This type of card requires that the x16 PCIe slot that it is plugged into can be bifurcated into four x4 PCIe slots. The MS Gen8 does not support that. You could try a card like this that has a PCIe bus controller/switch on it: https://www.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/m2-pcie-ssd-adapter~PEX8M2E2 Addonics Converter / Adapter-Dual NVMe PCIe adapter (Model: AD2M2NVMPX8) http://www.ableconn.com/products_2.php?gid=143 DT-130 (lycom.com.tw) These all appear to be the same card. They should work in the MS Gen8, but you will not be able to boot from it as the MS Gen8 is not UEFI BIOS.
  20. bar1

    HP Microserver Gen8 Processor FAQ

    Hi everyone! Very quiet here,,, are people still using the gen 8? been thinking of adding something like this to my server? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001437401214.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.19454c4dkX0KLk Will the motherboard be able to see all 4 drives individually??
  21. KinYam

    HP Proliant ML350p G8 Watercooling!

    Hey guys, been reading thru this thread, and decided to join up! My setup: HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 (duh) Rackmount Server 2x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 6 Core 2.30 GHz 96 GBs ECC Ram 8x 300GB SAS Drives (all bought as is for $850 (AUS) from a local IT store selling it on ebay!) The twin core, and the 96GBs of RAM is what really sold this to me… plus, the addition of the 8 SAS Drives wasn’t too bad either. RAM Issue: I noticed that the RAM ever second boot cycle came up with an error. I eventually figured out that it was one particular RAM module that was effecting a whole bank (3 DIMMS lit up with errors, and when I moved the problem module, to another bank, the problematic module caused the same errors for the following 2 DIMM modules…). So, no biggy, going to take the RAM module back to the IT store to replace/swap! CPU upgrading: One thing I didn’t see mentioned was upgrading CPU’s to V2’s. I’ve come to realise with the new firmware updates from HP, you are able to upgrade from 2600 Xeon’s, to the 2600 v2’s – meaning cores higher than 8, and higher clocks… (and temps!) https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=c03911173 Has anyone followed thru with this CPU upgrade? I have updated my server to the newest firmware (I believe) from the bootable ISO: (P03093_001_spp-Gen8.1-SPPGen81.4.iso) bringing me up to firmware version 2.7…3… I think? (I’ll have to check that when i get home!) From what I understand, the latest SPP update, includes the ability to use v2 Xeon, correct? I couldn’t find anywhere that definitively answers this. I also wanted to know if anyone has upgraded their system using the G10 service pack… I’m trying to find where I read that it was possible, tho, I doubt it (I mean, it’s completely different hardware… unless there were some Bios/iLO upgrades?) Can anyone clarify if it’s possible to upgrade to the Gen10 SPP and if so, why and what are the benefits? RUNNING SILENT: I’ve been following the guides you’ve been sharing with the 'quietening' upgrades! I was considering water-cooling mine… but, seeing as easier it is to go down with the old-skool tried and tested method of 'heatsink and fan', I think I’m gonna be going down that route! Mind if I pick your brain JamesT when the time comes mate? I’m not a hunderpercent confident on the soldering side of things – I’ve done it before, it doesn’t look pretty, but it does the job I think it’s more the fans, placement mounting that im a little hesitant about. I’m gonna order two of those sockets holder assemblies you purchased (unless you know of a better way! And order some 2011 heatsink and Noc’ fans to match. Im still undecided about how to go about the 4 main fans tho… If i set the fans on the CPU heatsink to 100%(or just power them directly), will the BIOS think that there’s something wrong with the system fan’s, and spit out an error? I’m still a little confused as to what will (and wont) happen with regards to that... If not, i can start with just having the heatsink and fans, keeping the original fans connected (and only a little loud!) whilst i work out how i'm going to replace them...! 8 x SAS HDD's: So, the system came with 8 300GB SAS HDD's (the 2.5" variety) and was wondering what to do with them... they're the 10K proper performance SAS type drives... should i keep them in RAID 0 using the HP p420 RAID controller, and use it as a swap/spare drive? (if it looses data, i won't be concerned) OR.. IT mode it, and integrate it with TrueNAS? I figured, keeping it in RAID, means less strain or work for TrueNAS, considering TrueNAS just sees it as another disk? SIDE NOTE: I have also bought 2 Dell external SAS controllers, and installed them – both will be connecting to an external JBOD. The external JBOD is actually my old Plex server case with the HDD’s still in there, I figured no reason to spend more money on equipment I have also bought a PCIE card from amazon that takes the apple only standard of their 2013 M.2 SSD’s, so as to use it as normal M.2 Sata – great bang for buck, otherwise I probably would have turfed 2 of these old 256GB SSD’s that are great SSD’s and put them to use as L2arc drive cache in my server! If anyone wants links to anything, please lemme know! My g8: (air duct shroud removed) Apologies for the loooong post... but i'm "working" during lockdown, so i was REALLY bored... P.S. I'm in Sydney Australia - if anyone's close by, give'us a shout! -K
  22. Was the old keyboard and mouse wireless? How close is your router to the new wireless keyboard and mouse? What is the distance between the dongle and the keyboard and mouse? Sorry, I should have added, these keyboards seem to have an issue with too much distance between the dongle and the keyboard.
  23. I've not gone back to the old keyboard & mouse. (Was going to pass it down to my daughter) Model number of new keyboard & mouse: 1531, 1557, 1461 (that's what's on the box - not sure which goes with which) The docking station has 4 USB ports, 2 DisplayPorts Model # for the laptop: HP EliteBook 850 G4 Model # for the docking station: HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station
  24. GarethC

    Microserver Gen10 Build

    No, its not essential to use the Lycom controller, you could use a much cheaper / simpler single slot card but there are no guarantees of not getting issues (i tried my luck with the Lycom as only the Startech card had been tested but I believe its basically the same card). Yes, any larger on the fans and you will have problems closing the server as they will hit the hard drive enclosure.
  25. Hi, I also got crazy having this problem (no sata disks were recognized at all), but then I found out what the reason was: The Gen8 has its 5.th disk slot on the top. This slot gets his energy via the 4 pin cable that comes from the ground. But there are two wires coming from the ground. One from the mainbord (for power delivery), the second GOES to the internal sata disks. So doublecheck that these two cables are connected again after removing you 5th disk. Otherwise, the 4 internal sata slots dont have power at all. Best regards dontspeak
  26. it's really bizzar how you keep searching and the response comes by surprise in your face
  27. but this is way in the back days
  28. Robertomcat

    Microserver Gen10 Build

    @GarethC I have two questions. Is it essential to use the Lyca DT-130 NVMe controller? I mean, is it not possible to use a simple adapter available on the market? As for the fans, I understand that you have put the 30×30 fans, because the 40 fans will touch the hard drive enclosure, right? thanks.
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