I have recently purchased a Gen 8 Microserver with plans to install OMV.
I did a bit of reading prior (and having also got a N54L) picked up a P222 Smart Array Raid card so I could also use RAID 5 on my 4 x 8Tb WD Red Plus drives.
I also had lying around an old 2.5" 160Gb WD Blue drive which I was going to use for the OS.
All the extra parts and cables have been installed (power from FDD to SATA for the HDD) and everything appeared ok.
I have configured the 160Gb drive as Raid 0 in SSA on the B120i internal controller. However when I attempt to install OMV, it comes up with an error message when installing the files onto this drive.
Is it possible to install an OS onto the ODD drive and boot from it. I have read elsewhere that I may need to use either a USB or microSD card as the boot device.
Does this drive need to be a SSD?
Since I have plugged the SAS cable into the P222 card, I was able to configure the drives in RAID 5, however, I am now getting a error under iLO saying System Health Degraded.
Upon further investigation, it appears to be from the P222 card, getting Error 1797 - Slot 1 Drive Array - Write-Back Cache Backup Previously failed, caching is disabled at startup.
When I open the SSA application, there is a Warning - 823 - The cache for Smart Array P222 in Slot 1 has been disabled because the backup operation failed.
I am unsure what could be causing this as the card has the cache and battery (both being detected). I have tried removing the cache and reinstalling it but didn't make a difference.
Is this a hardware issue? I only just purchased the card so will contact the seller to advise of a faulty card.
Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated.
I have been running the WHS1 pack 3 for many years. Unfortunately it is no longer working. I got a Proliant microserver Gen10 hoping it will run it but was unable to install the software. The software should run on most older PCs?
Does anyone have the WHS1 running on the Gen10? Also my WHS1 iso is Pack 1. If I manage to install the Pack 1 can I find on the web the upgrade to pack 3? Would I be forever stuck at Pack 1? Any advice would be appreciated.
All credit to schoondoggy for his original idea. A shame I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic to order an SDM kit as the import duties make it an expensive option, or would have if they were still available. I had to look around to see what alternatives I could find... and managed to find the bits needed on Amazon!
I must admit I am rather pleased with the end result of this project and may repeat it on the other Gen8 MicroServer. The outcome is a server with a mirrored system drive on the internal B120i, and the main drive bays connected to an HP P222 card providing a RAID-10 data volume. This is pretty much my ideal setup for a stable resilient but small server.
Sabrent 3.5" to x2 SSD Internal Mounting Kit (BK-HDCC)
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The kit comes with all the cabling you need and all the required screws to mount the drives and bracket.
Two types of power splitter cables are included along with two SATA cables. The bracket holds two SSDs and provides a small gap between them.
I mounted the bracket next to the PSU but leaving a 2-3mm gap to allow for some airflow past the SSDs in case they get warmed by the P222.
Put some insulating tape along the underneath of the upper chassis rail next to the PSU and drilled three small holes.
I used two strips on to stop the drill bit from walking across the metal. Drill with a 2mm first then a 2.5mm bit. This leaves enough metal for screws to thread in.
Check and measure each hole against the bracket as you go so that they line up. Bracket is then fixed in place using the provided screws (see photo).
The final part of the puzzle is another Mini-SAS to SATA cable the same as the one connected to the internal drive bays.
This is an SFF-8087 Mini-SAS [male] connector to 4 SATA [female] header cables. The 50cm cable from Jyopto works great and not too much spare to lose within the system.
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I could not find it on Amazon US site but there was one from CableCreations that same length.
Just need to add your choice of SSDs and cable up to B120i port. I went with Samsung 860 Pro SSDs for the longer rated lifespan of write cycles.
I decided to forget about an internal DVD/RW drive and opted for an external HP F2B56AA slimline drive that can be plugged into the USB of either system.
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Sabrent also make a really good quality 2.5" to 3.5" bay converter adapter (BK-PCBS) that I have used in the EX490/X510 to convert from HDD to SSD system drives.
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Hopefully this information will prove useful to some looking to update their MicroServer.
Hi! I am planning to buy a Microserver Gen10 Plus E-2224 for a small business, and want to add as much disk space as possible. I already have the older Gen10 with 4x4TB HDDs in RAID10 (effective capacity 8TB) and a 2TB SSD in the 5th slot (which is missing on the new G10 plus). The max stated capacity on the HPE site seems to be limited with their own enterprise HDDs, so I'd like to see if I can go for bigger disks. The server would be running a sort of an application which collects lots of data from devices, and the data tends to grow over time (1-2TB per year), and I'd prefer not to worry about the capacity for the next several years.
My primary concern is the max capacity (max single drive capacity + max total RAID capacity with the Smart Array S100i) I can reliably install. If possible, some actual setup which has been shown to work with 32GB RAM and its limited 180W power supply? I was also planning on upgrading it to 32GB. If I am buying a 16GB RAM server, does this means it has both slots occupied with 8GB modules and I need a 2x32GB kit? For the os SSD, I won't have the PCIe slot available because we need to insert a certain GPS PCIe card that the server uses for time synchronization. So, if I want an SSD, this means I should use something like 1xSSD + 3xHDD in RAID5, instead of RAID10?
I've been planning to install 16TB Seagate Exos X16 drives, with rated max operating power at 10W (6.3W for random reads/writes). Does this seam feasible?
Thanks a lot for your tips!
Does anyone know if it is possible to get Agentless Management Service (AMS) running on Debian/Ubuntu Linux? It is always showing as Not Available in the iLO page and I have only ever seen this active in Windows.