I'm putting together a build for a non-profit client and I want to make sure they're getting the best bang for their bucks.
HP MicroServer N40L 8 GB WS2012E Plextor PX-256M5Pro SSD - OS drive SAMSUNG HD103SI 1TB (x2) - Data drives (Storage Spaces) WDC WD20EZRX 2TB (x2) - Data drives (Storage Spaces)
On the new server, I'd like to setup the OS on SSDs (RAID 1) for speed and redundancy. Trying to squeeze extra SSDs on the Gen 10 Plus lead me to using the PCIe card. I guess on the Gen 10 there's enough room and SATA connections to put a couple of SSDs in the Optical bay instead. And, I'm leaving 1 drive bay empty to add another 2 TB should they need it, which is not likely.
New Server Option 1 ($2084 CDN):
HP MicroServer Gen 10 X3418 (P07203-001) 8 GB 8 GB Module - DDR4 2400MHz (Kingston KTH-PL424E/8G) WS2016E StarTech.com Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - x8 / x16 Dual NVMe or AHCI M.2 SSD to PCI Express 3.0 - RAID & JBOD (PEX8M2E2) Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) (x2) - OS Drives (RAID 1) WD Gold 2TB (x3) - Data drives (Storage Spaces, or can I RAID 5 them?)
New Server Option 2 ($2362):
HP MicroServer Gen 10 Plus (P16006-001) 16 GB WS2016E StarTech.com Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - x8 / x16 Dual NVMe or AHCI M.2 SSD to PCI Express 3.0 - RAID & JBOD (PEX8M2E2) Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) (x2) - OS Drives (RAID 1) WD Gold 2TB (x3) - Data drives (Storage Spaces, or can I RAID 5 them?)
So two questions for all of you:
If anything, what would you change and why? For the extra $278 (13% more), is the Gen 10 Plus worth it?
Good day all
i bought a gen 10 x3216 MicroServer and I have been trying to install windows server 2016 on it with a usb and I get it to boot into the usb with the iso on it but I can not get past the one install step where u supposed to select the drive.
instead it says to download storage drivers and browse to select driver. I have downloaded every single storage driver from the hpe site or is sure does feel like it.
if I try to select the driver I have to do so manually by unticking show only compatible drivers because if I leave it ticked there is nothing compatible. Iam stumped on what the correct driver is.
ok so what Iam trying to do isssssss I want to install the os onto the usb that I have attached inside the box the one that is directly coming off the board. Is that a different driver ?
In bios/boot up options I can see all usb connected.
can anyone please help me with this
FYI, I have just installed Windows Server 2019 Standard (Desktop Experience) using the latest (WS2016) HP AMD chipset & VGA driver. Everything is recognised in Device Manager and stable.
Well, I finally did it and got a 4K monitor and have attached it to my MicroServer.
Here is my list of devices that I worked with:
4K LG Monitor
· LG32UD59-B 32” 4K UHD LED Monitor, 3840x2160, HDCP 2.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync, On-Screen Control
HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3421
· 8GB RAM - Stock
· Windows 10 Pro x64
· OS Drive: SATA Port 1 – Samsung 840 Pro 256GB loaded in Icy Dock’s EZConvert in Drive Bay 1
· 4K LG Monitor attached with DP cable – NOTE: 4K LG Monitor was also attached with HDMI cable via: “Active DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Adapter, Benfei DP to HDMI Ultra HD Converter” -- both attachments seemed to work well.
· SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB 2.0 External Stereo Audio Adapter
· External speakers with subwoofer
· Logitech K120 Keyboard with mouse
· Pioneer slim external USB 3.0 Blu-Ray BDR-XD05S
· CyberLink PowerDVD 18 Ultra
The monitor seems to work well in 4K mode with both the DP cable connected directly to the MS as well as the HDMI cable using a DP to HDMI converter that I used last year when working on the Beta unit. So far so good.
Here's a video of my experience
I also posted this on the HPE forums.
Just bought my first HP Microserver and got a decent deal on a Gen10 x3421. I am using a USB key to try and install either CentOS or RHEL 7 on it and neither install sees any of the disks in the front slots. I am using 1TB WD Caviar Green drives. I have also tried a Seagate drive but nothing seems to work.
I have gone back and forth between EUFI and Legacy hoping that would help. Nothing.
I am currently installing on a 500B USB drive and hope to see if the drives are visible when I fully boot.
I also looked through the drivers and firmware and did not see anything directly related to my problem. I was going to download the SPP but couldn't igure out how to register my system manually to allow me to download the SPP.
Am I missing anything obvious or does the system not yet support RHEL 7 or CentOS 7?
Thanks for any information.