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ESXI 6.7 on HP Microserver Gen8

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19marek19

Has anyone installed a new ESXI 6.7 on the HP Microserver Gen8? It works? What installation CD?

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MAdD

I tried it, but had some issues with the hardware tabs.

So i decided to go back to 6.5.

 

I used the offline upgrade pack to install 6.7 ontop of 6.5

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peteb99

I tried installing it directly without upgrading.   Even though I used the formatwithmbr option it just would not boot from my USB stick (also, they have made the password for root far more strict - you have to use three types of characters so I couldn't use my normal test password).

 

I re-installed 6.5 and the upgraded off-line to 6.7.    This seems to work fine and it didn't make me change my root password.

 

Also, I had problems with 6.5 and SSD disks going really slow.  There was a workaround but it was a bit of a pain.

 

No such problems with 6.7, the SSD is flying without me using the workaround.   All in all, no problems at all.

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pigr8

upgraded here from 6.5 u1 to 6.7 hpe custom image offline bundle, everything seems perfect :) 

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James Clements

Anyone have any thoughts on whether HP will release a 'HPE Customized ESXi Image' image for the Gen8? They were previously releasing a 'Pre-Gen9' version but don't seem to be now.

 

Has anyone tried the 'HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 April 2018 - Supports Gen9 Servers and forward' on a Gen8 Microserver?

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pigr8
5 hours ago, James Clements said:

Anyone have any thoughts on whether HP will release a 'HPE Customized ESXi Image' image for the Gen8? They were previously releasing a 'Pre-Gen9' version but don't seem to be now.

 

Has anyone tried the 'HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 April 2018 - Supports Gen9 Servers and forward' on a Gen8 Microserver?

 

the HPE Customized is what i used to upgrade my Gen8 :) is up and running without issues so far

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James Clements

Thanks pigr8 I’ll give it a try!

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Zero-C001
On 25.04.2018 at 4:47 PM, peteb99 said:

No such problems with 6.7, the SSD is flying without me using the workaround.   All in all, no problems at all.

What speeds SSD do you have with esxi 6.7?

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Zero-C001
Posted (edited)

I updated ESXI to version 6.7 and tested the datastore speed on SSD (Samsung 950 pro):

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As you can see, speed reading has become very good, but the writing speed is satisfactory ...

The same thing I see on the RAW mapped HDD.

 

Somebody checked the speed of SDD / HDD on ESXI 6.7 through "HP Smart Array B120"?

Edited by Zero-C001

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sorted

I did a inplace upgrade using the HPE custom image without any problems. No major errors in the logs to be found.

 

However... the B120 issue is still there!!!  Below my DiskMark Scores for a NVMe (Samsung SM951), SSD (Samsung 940 EVO on SATA2) and HDD (SATA3 Hitachi 7200rpm).

 

I did a file copy (10GB) and the SSD dropped down to 16Mb p/s as expected. The NVMe and HDD were stable at 190Mb p/s. Keep in mind that the limiting factor for the SSD is also the SATA2 bandwith (hence the max score not being higher than it would be with SATA3)

 

SSD (on the CDrom sata 2)

 

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HDD (SATA3)

 

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NVMe on PCIe

 

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NVMe to SSD diskcopy (10GB file) which drops down to 16Mb/s

 

 

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NVMe to HDD stable at 190MB/s

 

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HDD to NVMe stable at 188MB/s

 

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When i have time I will revert to the stable HPE driver if that is possible with ESXi 6.7.

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