Microsoft is changing the update policy for windows 10 per this article on thurrotts website
a couple of years ago, I stopped using a windows 10 homeserver because the update cycles kept breaking things
this new announcement could cause some reconsideration of this.
Don't think I am going to replace my Qnap nas anytime soon -its been rock solid
but if I where building a new server, would consider it.
wouldn't be hard to set up machine with a lot more capability than most NAS's without laying out 400 bucks for a windows server license
and you can use Drivepool, which I miss from my W10 server
First, my specs (briefly):
AMD Opteron X3216
Win Server 2016
The Taskmanager shows only 1 CPU-core instead of 2.
(ref. image 1)
checked msconfig...no CPU-Limit set checked, whether other users see the same amount of CPU-cores in task-manager (ref. image-link (internal) 2)
Anyone out there with an idea to solve this?
Over the many years of using the Gen8 there always seems to be some problem!! ;-)
I have Windows 10 Pro install to a HDD in the ODD. The 4 3TB drives in the other bays, configured via Storage Spaces. BIOS set to AHCI and I have made use of the usb boot key to map the boot to the ODD bay. All has been resonably well for well over a year however I was never able to get Windows to update. Now I'm getting warnings that the software will be unsupported and have tried several times to do an upgrade but frequently get errors such as the installer cannot detect how much space is availble. I think that's because of the USB key.
I don't want to go back to square one and reinstall if I cannot help it but has anyone else experienced this? I seem to recall having problems with using the B120i but cannot for the life of me remember why I stopped using it... but I know that changing to Legacy SATA should remove the need for the USB boot mapping.
I've been fighting with FreeNAS over the past few weeks trying to get a Sonarr->SABnzbd->Plex system setup (as I have done many times both on Windows and Mac), however, I have had nothing but issues with FreeNAS.
So I hoped to install Windows Server 2016, and install these 3 programs the same way I have in Windows installations before? I realise that the Windows installation would have more overhead and could impact Plex transcoding performance, but I'm planning on installing a better processor to combat that.
Can I install Windows to run off a USB stick like I currently have FreeNAS?
Anything else I should be aware of?
Im not sure really where to go and was hoping for some help on pricing if its allowed here.
i have a gen8 HP proliant micro server. im looking at selling it for a few reasons. i need the money for kids medical bills, and i was under utilising its capabilities, so therefore it was overkill for what i needed. ive had a look an completed listings on ebay and with such a big range in pricing, im hoping some people here that live and breathe these machines could give me some advice.
ive removed the celeron it had when i bought it and it is now running a Xeon E3-1265L V2
16GB RAM (Kingston KTH-PL316E/8G)
has a AMD 6450(from memory) GPU. (was able to out put video from my windows 10 HTPC VM to my TV)
8GB USB drive internally for ESXi 6
a Seagate Barracuda 3TB
a WD Red 2TB
and Kingston SSDnow V+ 120GB SSD
i had one of the drives setup as storage for server 2012 VM
the other as storage for the windows 10 HTPC
and the SSD to have the OS Partitions as well as SOPHOS firewall.
it didnt get a tonne of usage and has been out of commission for over a year now.
ive recently fired it all back up and cleaned the VMS out and formatted the drives with 7x pass drive eraser.
can anyone give me some help with a value or price point on this thing?
thanks in advance.