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I think its fair to say that HPE have changed the target audience for the Gen10..

Perhaps they don't actually know themselves where to target it, they've heard about people wanting a Gen9 so know there's a market but they just don't know what it actually is and where to put it, Hom

I purchased one of these awhile back to play with. Needless to say, I modded it. I upgraded to 16gb of ram (for now).   It's got an Adaptec 5805 running 4x2tb disks up front. Mini-sas S

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11 hours ago, Lallkopf said:

I did Turn Off UEFI and also Set the SSD as First Boot device. Still it does not boot from SSD. 

Is the SSD the only drive in the server?

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On 9/16/2017 at 7:04 PM, schoondoggy said:

Is the SSD the only drive in the server?

My setup looks like this. I have 2 RAID HDD with 3TB each. I use it for data backup and multimedia purposes. The other two bays I like to use as a normal storage for multimedia only - both data content are expandable. All these drives are HDDs (2x3TB RAID;; 1 x3TB & 1x4TB). For the OS I wanted to use the 5th SATA interface with my SSD (120GB - I know it's big...).

Originally idea was to install NAS4Free on the SSD. Unfortunately there are some issues with the compatibility of this OS, but I saw that the booting process worked with SSD. Therefore I wanted to install Linux. I tried to install either Debian and Ubuntu distribution. Interesting was, that via internal USB it worked like a charm. I could see and install both distributions on the SSD. Once I rebooted with SSD as boot device it hang up stating that there is no OS installed. I guess that there is still a BIOS problem, but I'm not sure.

By the way thanks for helping! :)

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I am not as Linux knowledgeable as I should be, but when I have boot issues I try to get back to the basics. I would remove all of the drives other than the SSD and I would clear all partitions from the SSD. Then I would do a clean load of a OS and see if it boots. If I get a chance I will try to load Ubuntu on a SSD in my Gen10. 

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I tried this before. I removed all drives and made a clean Linux setup on the ssd without any other partitions. Same result. I was puzzled since starting Linux with USB seemed to be no problem. This is why I assumed it might be a BIOS issue. Another possibility might be that the server is broken. I considered this as a low chance possibility. 

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Hi, has anyone used Gen10 as HTPC here? I am interested to know if it's graphic card can do bit-streaming for DTS capable AVR or TV?

 

I read it is the best choice for media servers and HTPC, if compared with Gen8. I hope it is true so far after its release. Thanks

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On 11/15/2017 at 6:18 AM, Lord Raven said:

Hi, has anyone used Gen10 as HTPC here? I am interested to know if it's graphic card can do bit-streaming for DTS capable AVR or TV?

 

I read it is the best choice for media servers and HTPC, if compared with Gen8. I hope it is true so far after its release. Thanks

Not sure if it does. Unfortunatley, I do not have a good way to test it right now.

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Does anyone know if HPE Smart Array P420 controller will work on the Microserver Gen 10?
I have not tried a P420, but I did try a P222 and it did not work.
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Thanks schoondoggy.

 

Can you elaborate a little more. Didn't work at all?

I know there is some problem enabling the Smart Array Pxxx controllers ROM on a non Proliant server (I remember reading that it is related to some iLo hooks). Was that the problem?

 

My goal would be to build a home NAS with 4x4Gb WD Red SATA disks at RAID 5. I don't want software raid (been there) but I'm cool with hardware RAID as I use it a lot on work (mainly with P400 on a DL380 with SAS).

 

What are my options for a hardware RAID controller that works on the Microserver Gen10? (online RAID expansion would be a nice bonus).

 

Thanks you,

Paulo Carmo

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