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artiom

My Microserver Gen 8 works just perfectly - it is upgraded with a Xeon 1265L CPU and 16GB RAM - so the upgrade to the next generation would not justify the expenses.

Currenlty it runs Hyper-V 2012 R2 with 8 VM's and there are ~4GB free RAM - which is more than enough for my needs.

If its capabilities would not be enough - I would go for a bigger server.

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benmmellor

I work in the IBM Server industry at a UK Business Partner - I asked one of my distribution suppliers about the  HP G9 Microserver and he's seen nothing on it as yet

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ikon

I supposed it's still possible, but it seems more and more likely that HP may skip Gen9 for the MicroServer line.

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Trig0r

Still waiting here as well, the firmware and carepack stuff doesnt really bother me as I'll get the Micro's covered by work (which I can share with the guys here btw if anyone needs anything) but I am looking at buying two, one for me and one for the tech guy here so we can both play with Hyper-V stuff...

Could put a pair of Gen8's in but I've already got one of those lol..

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Tribute2U

According to my source, no MicroServer Gen9 before June 2015.

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ikon

In that case, the rumour mill should swing into full operation...... just about now! :)

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HellDiverUK

I hope they go with something like the Pentium J2900 - quad core Bay Trail.  Oh, and get rid of the iLO, it's pointless in the Gen8.  In fact, if they'd take the Gen7 and swap the AMD chip for the Pentium, they'd have another popular little machine. 

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ikon

You're going to get a bunch of argument about iLO. A number of members have said how much they like it.

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Royco

You're going to get a bunch of argument about iLO. A number of members have said how much they like it.

Me like! 

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urbangenie

I admit the iLO is not all that useful at home, but when you're using them at work in remote sites as NAS/DC boxes it's invaluable.

 

Speaking to a supplier today, he seems to think that they're winding down supply of the Gen8 in preparation for a Gen9 box. Getting hold of the E3-1220 model is almost impossible (Insight UK say they're going to have one in 2 weeks) and suppliers only have a couple of the others in stock.

 

The thing that annoyed me the most about the Gen8 vs the Gen7 was the lack of a full-size drive bay at the top. I could've done with the ability to fit a couple of 2.5" drives in a hotswap bay in addition to four 3.5" drives in a recent project.

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