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I just ordered the HP Microserver N40L, now what?

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yodafett

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Here is a shot of the MRAC?

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ikon

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Here is a shot of the MRAC?

 

Do you think it has it's own on-board GPU or do you think it simply redirects video info from the mobo GPU to the MRAC? It's not important - just wondering. And thanks for the pic; nice to see one up close, so to speak.

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yodafett

I figure it is a redirect. Considering the bios let's you reserve up to 512 mb (ahem it's a freaking server). I do believe the bios let's you use both an onboard and addin video at one time different than intel.

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ikon

I figure it is a redirect. Considering the bios let's you reserve up to 512 mb (ahem it's a freaking server). I do believe the bios let's you use both an onboard and addin video at one time different than intel.

 

I was curious if it's implemented like some Dell computers where, once you install and add-in video card, it takes over and you can't use the onboard video at all.

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Wol's House

I was curious if it's implemented like some Dell computers where, once you install and add-in video card, it takes over and you can't use the onboard video at all.

 

The HP ILO card does take over the video duties and the onboard video is disabled.

 

Whilst not cheap, the card is full-featured unlike HPs ILO option on most of their servers where upgrade keys are required for the extras such as virtual KVM and virtual media.

 

With a copy of WHS 2011 on a USB stick plugged into my laptop, I installed WHS on my microserver with the server in the basement and myself sat on the sofa in the lounge (was being sociable with the family :) ). Full console access (including BIOS) and power ability, all from the comfort of the sofa.

 

Entirely unnecssary (apart from the social bit, of course) but good, geeky fun.

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ikon

If the trend to headless servers with no onboard video capability continues I think these cards are going to become more and more important. it's just inconceivable to think things will continue the way they are now with many WHS boxes. There are times when you just have to be able to see WTH is going on with a computer during bootup.

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jmwills

No way, or at least no good way, to troubleshoot one!

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itGeeks

Hi,

Could you please give me the part number for that 80 Dollar management card?

 

Thank you,

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