As more information becomes available I thought I would create a list of links that may prove to be helpful to anyone interested in the Gen8 Microserver.
The Schoon Store – Schoondoggy MicroServer Modification Solutions (SDM, SOC, and more)!!
$126 3-Year CarePack for Gen8 MicroServer!!!
HP UR558PE 1 Year Post Warranty for Gen8 MicroServer!!
Official HP ProLiant MicroServer for Dummies Book!!
Official HP Sites
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T $449.00 (11/30 pricing)
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G2020T $529.00 (11/30 pricing)
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 E3-1220V2
Detailed Specs HP ProLiant MicroServer Generation 8 (Gen8)
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Data Sheet
HP Customer Self Repair Services Media Library
The links to specific content have been known to change to the link will take you to the Media Selection Page. Select Servers --> HP ProlLiant MicroServer --> HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 and then select the link to the Remove/Replace Videos or Part Locator from the bottom of the page.
HP Small & Medium Business
HP Technology at Work - 10 things your business can do with a Microserver --
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 and PS1810-8G Switch --
Coffee Coaching - HP and Microsoft Blog
Hello, HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is here (includes brief introductory video)
HP iLO Essentials: The Key to Unlocking Remote Management for your Small and Medium Business Server
HP PS1810 Switch Series
HP-PS1810-8G Switch (J9833A) - designed to stack on top of the Gen8 MicroServer
HP Smart Array B120i Storage Controller
How to enable HP B120i Controller in Gen8 Server
Home Server Show Blog
HP Announces New Servers including the new Gen8 Microserver
Gen8 MicroServers on Home Server Show 227
ALL Gen8 Blog Postings!! All MicroServer Blog Postings!!
Xeon E3-1220Lv2 $679.99
PC Nation Links
G1610T package w/PS1810-8G
HP PS1810-8G Switch Available in UK!!8-25-2013
First Thoughts on HP MicroServer Gen8!! Schoondoggy's First Look Video!! PsiKey's First Look Part 1!! PsiKey's First Look Part 2!! Calle's Gen8 Modification (CPU, RAM, HBA etc - loads of pics!)!! BlueDist's New ProLiant MicroServer Gen8!! HP MicroServer Gen8 Build - E3-1230V2, 16GB RAM, M1015HBA, SSD, ESXi!! HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T Unboxing!! Gen8 MicroServer 1st Impression by Steff!! HP MicroServer G8, a few Questions !!
A great Resource thread: HP ProLiant G8 G1610T, G2020T, E3-1220Lv2 MicroServer (in German – use Google Translate)!! Hungarian Forum for HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 !! !! Monsta's Musings on MicroServers!! HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Club – OverClockers AU !! HP MicroServer Gen8 is Here -- AVForums UK!!
If you were to Replace Your MediaSmart EX495 Today…..
Attention ATTENTION!! 411 Red Screen?? HP MicroServer Gen8 Configuration!!
1976dan: Word of advice before u do anything besides unboxing your micro server
Plug in power
Plug in keyboard
Plug in mouse
Plug in monitor
Plug in network cable
Boot it up and press f10 and update your firmware of your micro server and this will Most prob fix a lot of problems..
HP MicroServer G8 Processor FAQ!!!
CPU Upgrade Potential
Potential CPU UpGrade Options for MicroServer G8! Gen8 Links! Passmark Comparisons! G1610T vs G2020T !!
CPU’s that have been confirmed upgraded/installed!! Table Comparing CPU's!! HP MicroServer Gen8 Processor FAQ!!!
17W TDP: Xeon E3-1220L V2 3/11/2014 FireBaall!!
20W TDP: Xeon E3-1220L!!
35W TDP: i3-3230T: in Monsta's Musings Exclusive Internal Photos of the HP MicroServer G8 Leaked!! i3-3240T by Stix01 4-23-2014!!!
45W TDP: Xeon E3-1265L V2 2.50GHz!! Successful Stress Testing of Xeon E3-1265LV2 45W!! Xeon E3-1265Lv2 where to Get In The UK!!
Xeon E3-1260L -- CPU Confirmed by Therealjmc!!
55W TDP: 1/7/2014 Hazik78 has confirmed i3-3210 55W 2core 4HT!! i3-3240 3.4GHZ 55W TDP 3/14/2014 Lennart!!
69W TDP: Xeon E3-1230V2!! Xenon E3-1270 V2!! Xeon E3-1240V2!! Xeon E3 1220 V2!!
GEN8 Temperature Management
Active CPU Cooling for the Gen8!! Crapgoose Fan attachment to Heat Sink!! Absboel Push-Pull Fans on Heat Sink!! Change the HeatSink on a Gen8 MicroServer!! MicroServer Gen8 Temps!! A collection of Temp Studies!! HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Lapping the CPU Heat Sink!! P222 Temperature in Gen8?? Scruffters P222 Temp Test!! P222 Before & After Aggressive Fan Profile!! FireBaall G8 Sensor Location!! FireBaall Solution for Cooling Zone13 by 19C!! CPU Cooling and Cooling the P222!! Adding Fans to Cool the CPU Heat Sink on my Gen8!! Cooling the Broadcom Chip at Location 13-LOM on my Gen8!! Cooling the P222 on my Gen8!! On Die CPU Temps!! GSkills CU CPU Cooler with FAN Attachment !!
RAM must be non-registered ECC. Registered RAM will result in a bootup loop at 90%.
ECC: Kinston 2*KTH-PL316E/8G!! Kingston (PC3 10600) KVR1333d3E9SK2/8G!! Kingston Memory for HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G2020T!! Kingston Memory for HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T!! Samsung m391b1g73bh0-ck0 8GB x2 confirmed working!! 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz ECC Unbuffered CL11 240-Pin Dual Rank HYNIX Memory Module Mfr P/N HMT41GU7MFR8C-PB !! Gen8 RAM!! Installing 16GB Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2-16G in Gen8!! Kingston KVR13LE9S8/4 (4G DDR3 ECC Unbuffered)!! Kingstone Kvr16e11s8/4i !! Samsung 2GB PC10600E ECC!! Elpida 1600Mhz CL-11.0 PC3-12800E ECC UDIMM 2x4GB !! 2x8GB KVR16E11/8I Kingston works with Xeon E3-1270v2 but NOT G1610T!! Elpida EBJ41EF8BDWA-GN-F 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz ECC Unbuffered CL11 240-Pin DIMM 1.35V !!
NON-ECC: Gen8 Memory Non-ECC!
32GB: 32GB in Gen8??
RAM That Does NOT Work:
Corsair XMS3: CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 (2x4GB), Kingston KVR: KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16G (2x8GB), KVR16N11/8-SP & KVR1333D3N9
OnBoard Matrox GPU plus Video Card!! HP MicroServer Gen8 Video Drivers!! Graphic Card!! HD6450 in Gen8 MicroServer!! GraphicCard on G8?!! Sapphire R7-240!! Sapphire HD6570 1G DDR3!! Graphics Card Gen8!! HP Gen8 Graphics Card for HTPC??
USB Audio Sound Card in MicroServer!!
RAID = Check MicroServer Hardware Links for more info on RAID and background Info!!
MicroServer Gen8 FBWC for RAID5! A Few Questions about RAID....?? HP Smart Array Market 10-14-2013!! HP MS G8 with HP P222-P212-P420 iLO and Health LED!!
Time to Start B120i FAQ???
B120i!! B120i RAID0 Performance!! New B120i Controller Driver Released!! Add Drive to Existing RAID0 B120i!! B120i RAID10 Install Windows Server R2 Essentials!! B120i FAQ!!
HP P222!! P222 Smart Array Performance + Ubuntu Support!! Performance Comparison HP SA P222 versus P212!! P222 Drive Compatibility List!! CapVid86: Successfully paired E3-1265LV2 to P222 Controller Card?? !! UnBoxing-Installing my P222/512 FBWC in my Gen8!! P222 Temperature in Gen8??
HP P212!! HP MS Gen8 Configuration with P212!!
HP P410!! P410 Controller and RAID1 vs RAID 1+0!! HP Systems Insight Manager Software and WHS2011 on Gen7 & Gen8 MicroServer!! No RAID5 Option - SmartArray P410?? ESXi Whitebox (well, rackbox!) (using P410) !!
Other!! Anyone Using/Used Non-HP RAID Card(s) in Gen8?? Lets talk HW RAID5, ESXi and Slow Data Xfer Speeds!! RAID5 Gen8!! HP MicroServer Gen8 B120i mixing RAID and JBOD!! Single Drive RAID0 on Smart Array!! Findings on Installing NC360T to N54L with Existing P410 Controller!!
Storage Spaces and DrivePool Performance
Need Advice on WHSv1 Replacement!!
Booting from the ODD Bay
Booting from ODD Port in AHCI Mode!! Gen8 ODD, AHCI and Booting.... !! Gen8 Boot off of SSD??
External RAID Cases
Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4X+B w/mini-SAS (SPF-8088) Connector [discussed by Schoondoggy in First Look Video]!!
External SAS to SATA Cable !!!
External Storage for HP P222 using Recycled N36L!!
External Drive Enclosures
External Drive Enclosure Discussion, MicroServer Gen8!!
Drives & Drive Performance
You Can Use ANY SATA Drive In A Gen8 MicroServer!! Are HP Drives Required for MicroServer? !!
DataRAM RAMDisk!! HP MicroServer Gen8 ODD SATA Port Speed – SATA II 3Gb/s Confirmed!! Anyone Have a Picture of an HDD in the Gen8 Mounts/Installing a HDD in the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8!! NAS HDD Showdown: WD Red vs. Seagate NAS!! Disk-Size Limitation!! What Hard Drive Should I Buy? Back Blaze Analysis!!!! Western Digital Red 4TB HDD RAID Report by TweakTown!! Anyone using 6TB Drives in Gen8?!! Drive Performance in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer !!
DVD & Blu-Ray Drives HP MS G8 ODD Bracket Prototype!!
HP 652241-B21 9.5mm Optical Drive is avail at Quill.com!! Panasonic UJ262 UJ-262 9.5mm BD-RE Blu-Ray Drive Burner Player!! Gen8 Blu-Ray Drive!! HP 460014-001 Optical Drive Bracket!! Important Note on HP MicroServer Gen8 Optical Drives!!! Running an ODD off the Internal USB!!
ODD and Other Mods & Builds SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer!!
Gen8 2.5” HDD in the ODD Bay! HP MicroServer Gen8 2*2.5" Drive Bracket Mount Prototype!! The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look!! HSS Episode 245!! Got a NEW HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8!! HP MicroServer MOD (8 DRIVES) !! SSD speed using ODD SATA!!
2.5" SSD Drives -- Drive Caddy!! 3.5" Floppy Power Connector in Gen8? Are You Kidding?? MicroServer Door Mods!! Gen 8 USB Slim SATA adapter for ODD!!! HP MS G8 2.5” Drive Bracket!! Self-Made Drive Bracket Upgrade of my Gen8!! USB3.0 to SATA2 Converter!!
iLO Advanced License Keys $18.50-$24.00!!! Signing into iLO!! Gen8 MicroServer iLO4 & Remote Monitoring & License!! iLO Advanced!! Gen8 MicroServer – iLO4 Management – AlertMail!! HP iLO4 User Guide!! HP iLO University Videos!! HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) !! HP Intelligent Provisioning User Guide !!
Gen8 MicroServer has iLO4 built-in!! Manage RAID from within Windows!! iLO4 Version 2.00 (9Sept2014)!! Advanced Licenses !!
WHAT HP Server DRIVERS to USE for Windows 8.1 8 7 Vista !!!
Windows 8.1 use Windows Server 2012 R2 HP Drivers
Windows 8 use Windows Server 2012 HP Drivers
Windows 7, WHS 2011 use Windows Server 2008 R2 HP Drivers
Win8!! PsiKey First Look!!
Win8.1!! Windows 8.1 on Gen8 MicroServer!! Windows 8.1 install Using Flash Drive!! Windows 8.1 with RAID0 SSD on the ODD SATA Port in a ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2!!!
Windows7!! Target Controller Missing on Hardware Settings Screen!! Win7 Driver pack for Gen8!! BSOD with Matrox Drivers and Windows 7 Pro on Gen8!! Win7 Pro-64 install inc SSD Boot and 4HDD?? Installing Windows 7 on my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer!!!
Windows10 (Windows Technical Preview)!!
S2012E!! Windows Server 2012 Essentials installed on Gen8!!
S2012!! S2012 Backup Failure due to Intelligent Provisioning!!
S2012-R2 E!! Gen8 MS: Anyone Successfully Installing Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a Gen8 MicroServer?? Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 and HP MicroServer Gen8 -- Migration!! How to make Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials client connector install behave just like Windows Home Server!! Hardware for 2012 E R2!!! Running S2012R2E!!!
S2012-R2!! Implementing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on HP ProLiant servers!! Gen8 Kernal_Security_Check_Failure!! How to Install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a HP ProLiant Gen8!! Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNET Library Documentation!! Installing S2012R2 onto MicroServer Gen8 Woes!! Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer!! Windows Server 2012R2 installed on my Gen8 MicroServer ODD SATA!!!
WHS-2011!! Has Anyone Loaded & Run WHS-2011 on a Gen8 MicroServer?? HP MicroServer Gen8 Configuration!! Unattended install of WHS 2011 using HD smaller than minimum requirement!! Installing WHS2011 on B120i & P222! Installing WHS2011 in AHCI mode! ! Fix found for HotFix for GPT UEFI Backups with WHS2011!!
Server10 (Windows Server Technical Preview) Windows Server Technical Preview on Gen8!!
Ubuntu 13.04!! Help Moving From N36L to Gen8!!
ESXi !! ESXi Notes!! MX200 – RAID1 on B120i!! HP MicroServer Gen8 Build - E3-1230V2, 16GB RAM, M1015 HBA, SSD, ESXi!! HP MicroServer Gen8 - ESXi 5.5 NIC Not Found?? Customize VMware ESXi Images for HP ProLiant Servers!!!
KVM Virtualization … anyone?? ESXi 5.5 vs Hyper-V Server on Gen8!!
Kubuntu 12.04 LTS!! HP MicroServer Gen8 with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS!!
Xpenology Several attempts to POST a brand new Gen8 – problem??
OS Restoration – WS2012 BMR!! A trip through the Land of System Restoration (MicroServer Gen8 WS2012 BMR Guide)!!
Server/Client Backup Options
Veeam Endpoint Backup!!
Fans & Sound
How Quiet is your HP MS G8?? Gen8 MicroServer - Be Aware of Fan Issue, Add in Cards!! SSD Compatibility List for Gen8 Fan!! New J06 ROM 2013.11.09 – thanks to TimeOut #202 & #206!!
Gen8 Power Consumption
Power Consumption!! Installing PicoPSU in MicroServer Gen8 (Including Power Usage) – Lennart!!
Replacement PSU for MS Gen8!!
HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2
HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 and Windows Server Technical Preview !!
HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 and Windows Server 2012R2 !!
Using SSD’s in a HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 !!
Attaching a HDD to the ODD SATA Port in a HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 !!
Windows 8.1 with RAID0 SSD on the ODD SATA Port in a HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 !!
Greg Starks talks about New HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 at HP Tech Talk!! Monsta's Musings on MicroServers!!
HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Club – OverClockers AU !! HP MicroServer Gen8 is Here -- AVForums UK!!
Can you Build Your Own Gen8 equivalent MicroServer?? Puget Systems: Most Reliable Hardware of 2013!! Spinrite is not Data Recovery Software!! Drive Setup!!
New member here, some great info on this forum so hopefully a few of you have experience with the Intel E3-1260L CPU running in a HP Microserver Gen8?
I know for sure it will work as I’ve seen some good threads on here but can anyone tell me if the upgrade made a noticeable difference in the fan speeds and noise?
Im looking at putting two Gen8’s in a living room in place of an old N54L so cautious of too much noise..
I am hoping that you can help with an issue I am having with my new HP Microserver Gen 10. Apologies if I am posting in the wrong place.
The microserver CPU is constantly running at 100%. It occasionally dips but normally is maxed out. I have build the server from new using Samsung SSD drives in a Raid 1 configuration initially. I have also tried the following.
1. Single SSD with windows 10 Pro
2. Single SDD with Server 2016
3. Raid 1 with Server 2016.
4. Single SATA with Windows 10 pro.
I have updated the firmware. I have downloaded all the latest drivers from HP's portal.
I have tried to get support from HP but they are providing one excuse after another to explain why they cant support the server. Currently the server is about a month or so old.
HP Support responses..
1. Windows 10 isn't supported.. ( Despite having windows 10 drivers for this server on their portal)
2. SSD drives are not supported
3. SATA drives are not supported unless they have HP branding. ( The Gen 10 is being sold on Amazon with Western Digital drives included)
We have tried killing of several services in Windows 10 as per articles that we have found online. We have set the Virtual Memory to refresh on reboot.
None of the above have achieved anything.
As a result of the CPU running constantly at 100% the system is unbearably slow and cant be used to run even the most basic of tasks.
It looks like we have been left holding an expensive tin box.
I have attached a screen dump showing the CPU utilization.
Any help or advice at this point would be greatly appreciated.
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