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ikon

And it seems to me that HP shouldn't have much problem selling support contracts for their big iron. Any company I was involved with, while they might b&*%( about the prices, did pay for support/maintenance contracts. It was just too risky not to.

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Royco

The Microserver gen 8 is dropping in price in many webshops. Seems to support the rumours.

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Trig0r

Wonder what they are planning on adding too it.

I'd like to see a mSATA header on the board as I have a few mSSD's laying around, one of them on the board would be shed loads more useful that the mSD slot they have on there now...

Other than that it already has USB3, dual NIC...

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ikon

More USB3 ports would be nice.

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Royco

In exchange for compacter formfactor or more HDDs, they could lose the dvd drive. This would be my wish. How many times do you use a DVD on a server, except to install the OS? They can provide a nice virtual drive through iLO.

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ikon

I certainly support the idea of not having an ODD, but I think a lot of people might be unhappy about the lost space. They really like to use that space to install extra HDDs or SSDs.

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tswalker

I honestly don't remember the last time I installed an OS using a DVD... maybe 2009? (Windows 7)

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gardian

Glad I came out here and checked. I was thinking it might be time to buy a Gen8 or see what was cooking.

But looks like HP doesn't want my home server money anymore. That's so sad.

 

I guess since microsoft doesn't want to play home server anymore, HP is following suite.

Home server

Hp

It was nice while it lasted. I'll stick with my DIY/W2012E and they can keep their stuff. Or maybe I could move it to the cloud (NOT)!

Thanks for the heads up, I'll put my wallet away.

Good luck guys, it was fun while it lasted.

Casper Wyoming <----OUT!

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LoneWolf

In exchange for compacter formfactor or more HDDs, they could lose the dvd drive. This would be my wish. How many times do you use a DVD on a server, except to install the OS? They can provide a nice virtual drive through iLO.

 

They can, but I believe you need the iLO advanced license to make use of that virtual drive.  Ikon, can you verify that for me?  Had the advanced for so long I don't remember any more.

 

I still find an optical drive useful now and again, though I've mounted ISOs more often recently.  Actually, I miss the 5.25" drive bay from the Microserver N54L because it let me add this from Icydock:

 

StorageReview-Icy-Dock-ToughArmor-MB994I

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ikon

Sorry LoneWolf, I've not had the pleasure of playing with a Gen8 MicroServer yet. Joe_Miner or schoondoggy probably know the answer.

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