• Dave

    By Dave, in Blog,


     
    Thank you for visiting the RESET Forums.  July is a big month for RESET as I would like to move the forums disk storage from spinning drives to a RAID 10 of SSD drives.  I need your help to make this happen.  
     
    Please use this link to visit Patreon and do your duty to help out! If you are stateside I'll be sending out RESET stickers while they last.  There is also a link on the sidebar for simple PayPal donations if you prefer that.  Regardless, thanks for helping out!
     
    Dave
    RESET Forums, formerly Home Server Show, has had TWO Gen 10 Microservers on the test bench since early June when they were announced.  John Stutsman, Mr. Microserver, and Kevin Schoonover, famous for creating the HDD Mod for the Gen 8, have been hard at work providing us details and reviews of the new Gen 10 Microserver.
     
    Start here:
    https://homeservershow.com/forums/forum/201-microserver-gen-10/
     

    Dave
    The SDM R4 is in stock and ready to ship!
     
    The SDM R4 is a bracket that facilitates mounting two additional 2.5″ drives in a HP MicroServer Gen8. There are also mounting holes for fans across the bottom to help cool RAID/SATA cards. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
     
    With optional Stackers you can run four 2.5″ drives on the SDM R4. The SDM R4 will support four 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run four drives on the SDM R4, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair, four drives will require two SSB kits. Because of the size of the SDM R4, if you are going to boot your server using the internal USB port, you will need to use a USB stick that is shorter than 1″. For more information on mounting instructions look here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
     

     

     
     
     
    The SDM R3.5 is in stock and ready to ship!
     
    The SDM R3.5 is a bracket that facilitates mounting one additional 2.5″ drive in a HP MicroServer Gen8. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
    With optional Stackers you can run two 2.5″ drives on the SDM R3.5. The SDM R3.5 will support two 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run two drives on the SDM R3.5, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair. For more information on mounting instructions look here:  http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
    SSB-9.5 for 9.5mm drives $10
     
    Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets can be used to stack two 2.5” drives. All screws are included
     

     

     
     
     
    SSB-7 for 7mm drives $10
     

     

     
     
     
    SOC-MSG8-R1 kit for 9.5mm optical drives to latch it in place. Screws included $9.
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – Preparing to install new 64GB of RAM
     
     
     
    I upgrade the stock 8GB to 64GB of RAM in the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using 4 DIMMs (“Sticks”) of Kingston KVR21E15D8/16.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – 64GB RAM about to be installed in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
     
     
     
     
     
    Figure 4 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – System Board Components & Memory “Type” requirement from “QuickSpecs” – DIMMs removal & installation instructions from “Maintenance & Service Guide” (see links in References below)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – Memory & DDR4 memory population guidelines from “QuickSpecs” (see links in References below)
     
     
     
    I upgraded to 64GB of RAM in my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using Kingston KVR21E15D8/16 from Newegg. The KVR21E15D8/16 was suggested by Schoondoggy on the forum thread RAM for ML30 Gen9.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – 64GB RAM in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – View of the four new DIMMs installed for 64GB of RAM. Time to replace the air baffle, tower bezel, and side panel then hook up the ML30 Gen9 and see if it works!
     
     
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – IT WORKS! Screen during first post showing 64GB RAM - for the first time!  Thank you Schoondoggy!!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – System Summary Information showing 64GB RAM installed
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – System Information with Installed Physical Memory (64GB RAM) Highlighted
     
     
     

     
    Figure 10 – Task Manager showing 64GB of DDR4.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 11 – iLO4 System Information – Memory Information showing four 16GB DIMMs installed.  Status is "Good, In Use".
     
     
     

     
    Figure 12 – Temperatures appear well within range while system fan speed was a consistent 6% - BIOS set to Optimal Cooling (Note that the two 40mm fans in the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 were also running).
     
     
     

     
    Figure 13 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 running with 64GB RAM and using 30.1 Watts. Everything seems to be working well – time to think about adding more drives and turn on Hyper-V!!
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: Serenity)


    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 (Product No. 830893)
    Xeon E3-1240v5 (SkyLake LGA 1151)
    64GB ECC RAM – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16
    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 1-4: (4*3.5” Drive Tray Caddies for Main Drive-Cage Assembly Bays 1-4)
    B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 5-6: Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 in Top 5.25” half-height Bay; with/ 2*18” SATA III (6 Gb/s) cables attached to Bays 1 & 2 (Bays 3 & 4 are available for future); Molex to Molex & Fan Y-Connector Cable; Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in Bay 1;
     
     
    Please join us in the HomeServerShow Forums to discuss this and tell us what you are building at home.
     
     
     
    Reference:
     
    RAM for ML30 Gen9 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14807-ram-for-ml30-gen9/
     
    ValueRAM Decoder https://www.kingston.com/us/memory/valueram/valueram_decoder
     
    ValueRAM KVR21E15D8/16 Specs Sheet http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR21E15D8_16.pdf
     
    Check HSS Forum Post: Other HSS ML30 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML30
     
    HomeServerShow Forum for ML10’s & ML30’s http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server Maintenance & Service Guide http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04905980-1.pdf
     
    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server QuickSpecs http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04834998&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 on static mat ready for Windows 10 pro x64 install via iLO4
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – This shows my Samsung 840 Pro (This will be my OS drive) set up in a single drive RAID0 in the B140i using SSA
     
     
     
    After manually installing Windows Server 2016 easily on HPE’s ProLiant ML30 Gen9 I was anxious to see if an install of Window 10 Pro would be just as trouble free. It was!
     
    Besides having Hyper-V capabilities, Windows 10 Pro, is being looked on by many as the basis of a low cost Home Server as illustrated in “Building a Windows 10 Home Server – Anniversary Update Edition”. Check out HPE’s Operating System Support Matrices for insights on the many OS’s that the ML30 Gen9 supports. But, what will work goes beyond what’s officially supported by HPE in the “Matrices”. Windows 10 Pro is not listed in the Matrices but Windows Server 2016 is and Server 2016 shares much of the code with Windows 10 Pro as does Server 2012R2 shares with Windows 8.1 pro and Server 2012 shares with Windows 8. In order to manually load Windows 10 Pro I downloaded drivers for Server 2016. The simplest procedure, for me, is to use SPP to update all the ML30 Gen9 firmware first, then use the drivers for the B140i to load Windows 10 Pro, then after Windows 10 Pro is loaded and updated use HPSUM to load all the relevant drivers and software into Windows 10 Pro.
     
    Like Server 2016, Windows 10 Pro has its own generic drivers that will work with the ML30 Gen9’s NIC and Video so the B140i drivers is all that’s needed to get Windows 10 Pro onto the ML30 Gen9! HPSUM run (with Administrator Privileges) will load all of the missing HPE drivers I need in one step – including the NIC’s, Video, and SSA – just to name a few.
     
     
     
    Step-By-Step: Windows 10 Pro on HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
     
    I used iLO4 to remote into the ML30 Gen9 and began to install Windows 10 Pro x64 manually (i.e. without using IP) in the following general steps:
     
    Since I had just recently done steps 1-7 not long ago I skipped to 5 then did 7 through 16 below.


    Download Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – the current version is 2016.10.0 (24 Oct 2016) – check also threads about SPP at HSS Forum MS Gen8
    Load the SPP ISO in “virtual drives” in remote desktop of iLO4
    Boot the ML30 Gen9 – with no drives in the ML30 Gen9 in my case – and let SPP run automatically and update all firmware – See Figure 3 below.
    Shut down the ML30 Gen9
    Next: I removed the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB that I had loaded Server 2016 on (giving me the flexibility to switch OS’s by switching SSD’s in the ML30 Gen9) and loaded another Samsung 840 Pro 256GB into drive 1 of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1
    Go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – and download the file cp028631.exe that is the Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller Driver for 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016 Editions (Since Windows 10 has the same core as Server 2016 I plan to use it for manual installation of Windows 10 64-bit Pro in the ML30 Gen9 – the HPE Drivers & Software site does not have Drivers & Software for non-server OS’s) – the current version is 62.12.0.64 (24 Oct 2016)
    Extract the files in cp028631.exe and load those into a file folder that I then attach/load in “virtual drives” of remote desktop of iLO4 (during Windows install this will be the folder I browse to so that Windows 10 can pull in the driver and see the Samsung 840 Pro )
    Load the Windows 10 Pro x64 ISO in “virtual drives” of remote desktop of iLO4
    Boot the ML30 Gen9
    During boot go into IP (press F10) and select SSA (Smart Storage Administrator)
    In SSA I set up the Samsung 840 Pro as a single drive RAID0 to be used as my OS drive – See Figure 2 earlier.
    Exit SSA & IP and Restart the ML30 Gen9
    Proceed with the normal Windows 10 Pro x64 install – During install Windows 10 will ask for location of drivers so it can see the drive(s) – in browse lead it to the location to the file folder of B140i driver(s) in the “virtual drives” C: -- if your OS drive had been previously formatted as MBR you will have to delete that so it can be formatted as GPT. See Video 1 below.
    After Windows 10 is installed and updated – reattach SPP ISO in remote desktop of iLO4
    In the Windows desktop go to the SPP ISO in File Explorer and Execute the Batch file for HPSUM (i.e. execute: launch_hpsum.bat as Administrator) – I chose “Localhost Guided Update” – Automatic Mode
    After running HPSUM (and rebooting) the HPE software shown in Figure 4 below was installed. Enjoy!
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – After running SPP’s ISO the firmware of the ML30 Gen9 is up to date.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Browsing to select the file folder with B14i S2016 drivers during install of Windows 10 Pro on HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – Software installed by HPSUM in Windows Server 2016
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – Temperatures in the ML30 Gen9 via iLO4. BIOS is set on optimal cooling and my single System Fan is running at 6% and the two 40mm fans on the MB994SP-4SB-1 are turned on.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – System information showing Windows 10 Pro as the OS
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Basic information showing Windows Server loaded onto my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 running from a single SSD RAID0 in bay 1 of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1
     
     
     
    All in all Windows 10 Pro was easy to load onto the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 providing a relatively cheaper platform (compared to Windows Server 2016) for a home lab for setting up and testing applications in Hyper-V for instance.
     
    In the As-Built that follows I list how this ML10v2 is loaded. Be sure to check out more on this at ML10 and ML10v2 Forum and Windows 10 Pro on HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Forum Thread.
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: Serenity)


    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 (Product No. 830893)
    Xeon E3-1240v5 (SkyLake LGA 1151)
    8GB ECC RAM (Expandable to 64GB)
    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 1-4: (4*3.5” Drive Tray Caddies for Main Drive-Cage Assembly Bays 1-4)
    B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 5-6: Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 in Top 5.25” half-height Bay; with/ 2*18” SATA III (6 Gb/s) cables attached to Bays 1 & 2 (Bays 3 & 4 are available for future); Molex to Molex & Fan Y-Connector Cable; Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in Bay 1;
     
     
    Please join us in the HomeServerShow Forums to discuss this and tell us what you are building at home.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Check HSS Forum Post: Other HSS ML30 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML30
     
     HSS HP ProLiant ML30 Forum postings (In HSS Forum ML10 & ML10v2): http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    HP MicroServer Gen8 – Service Pack for ProLiant – 24th Oct 2016 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12034-hp-microserver-gen8-service-pack-for-proliant-24th-oct-2016/
     
     iLO Advanced License Keys http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9511-ilo-advanced-license-keys-1850-2400/
     
     Icy Dock “ToughArmor” MB994SP-4SB-1 http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=142
     
    Scsi4me.com 3.5” Drive Tray Caddy 4 HP ProLiant ML350e ML310e SL250s Gen8 Gen9 G9 651314-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/231001449171
     
     HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server QuickSpecs http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04834998&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en
     
    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server “Maintenance and Service Guide”; Part Number: 825545-002; November 2016; Edition: 2 => http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=1008556812&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04905980 Or go to => http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=1008556812&ac.admitted=1489520211680.125225703.1851288163#manuals
     
     Check out my HPE ML30 Gen9 Play-List:
    Joe_Miner
    (And Install Windows Server 2016 in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9)
     
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 with Tower Bezel Assembly removed and both EMI shield’s removed. MB994SP-4SB-1 rests in static mat in front.
     
     
     
    After finishing up work on my ML10v2 I wanted to move back to the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 and begin testing to eventually configure it as a workhorse in my home lab. First I wanted a way to be able to easily add 2.5” drives (from thin SSD’s but including up to the 15mm VelociRaptor’s – what’s a home lab without VelociRaptor’s I always say J). The ML30 Gen 9 (Product No. 830893) has 6 SATA III (6Gb/s) ports with 4 (ports 1 -4) to the LFF hot-swap cage via a mini-SAS cable from the System Board and ports 5 & 6 available as SATA III (6Gb/s) on the System Board all controlled by the embedded B140i on the system board. While I only had 2 extra SATA ports I also wanted some future expandability if I decided to move to an add-on controller card. I felt that the Icy Dock 4-in-1 ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 would best fit my “want’s”.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Front view of Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1, fits in an external half height 5.25” bay holding 4 x 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD’s or HDD’s up to 15mm high with hot swap capability. Each drive bay has LED indication of drive power (green) & activity (amber)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3– View of Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 with the 4 x 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) hot-swap drive trays extended. Note that they are all metal construction with a very solid feel. Also note the anti-vibration design.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – Bottom view of a single 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) hot-swap drive tray for the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1. Each drive can be secured with 4 screws (supplied by Icy Dock) making for a very solid configuration.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – Rear view of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1. Each drive has its own SATA III (6 Gb/s) port. The power is supplied via the Molex connector on the lower left and the two 40mm fans are controlled by the on/off switch above the Power Connector. I would certainly want the fans “on” if I fill the ToughArmor with 15mm high VelociRaptors to keep my “Raptors” cool but even if I fill the ToughArmor with SSD’s I plan to have the fans “on” to provide more air circulation inside the ML30 Gen9. Currently, I’m planning to only connect SATA Ports 1 & 2 and save 3 & 4 for future expansion. SATA Ports 1 & 2 will be connected to SATA III (6 Gb/s) Ports 5 & 6 located on the ML30 Gen9 System Board.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – This specification chart I copied from Icy Dock’s web page for the ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 The major item missing from this chart is that each drive tray will accommodate 2.5” drives up to 15mm thick. 15mm is the thickness of a VelociRaptor without its cool pack for 3.5” drive spaces. The “Data Sheet” for the MB994SP-4SB-1 in Figure 7 below does reference the drive height that the drive tray will accommodate.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Icy Dock’s “Data Sheet” that I downloaded from their web page for the ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 with Tower Bezel Assembly removed and both EMI shield’s removed. MB994SP-4SB-1 rests on static mat in front. The two 18 SATA III cables that I attached to SATA III Ports 5 & 6 on the System Board extend out of the front of the ML30 Gen9 case.
     
     
     
    Video of installation of the MB994SP-4SB-1.
     

     
    Video 1 – Install MB994SP-4SB-1 in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
     
     
     
    Updating Firmware, installing Windows Server 2016, Updating Drivers
     
    After the installation of the ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 I used iLO4 to remote into my ML30 Gen9 and began to install Windows Server 2016 manually (i.e. without using IP) in the following general steps:


    Download Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – the current version is 2016.10.0 (24 Oct 2016) – check also threads about SPP at HSS Forum MS Gen8
    Load the SPP ISO in remote desktop of iLO4
    Boot the ML30 Gen9 – with no drives in the ML30 Gen9 in my case – and let SPP run automatically and update all firmware
    Shut down the ML30 Gen9
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – After running SPP’s ISO the firmware of the ML30 Gen9 is up to date.
     
     


    Next: I loaded the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB into drive 1 of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1
    Go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center – Drivers & Software – and download the file cp028631.exe that is the Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller Driver for 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016 Editions (This is the same driver I plan to use for a manual installation of Windows 10 64-bit Pro sometime later in the ML30 Gen9) – the current version is 62.12.0.64 (24 Oct 2016)
    Extract the files in cp028631.exe and load those into a file folder that I then attach/load in remote desktop of iLO4 (during Windows install this will be the folder I browse to so that Windows can pull in the driver and see the Samsung 840 Pro)
    Load the Windows Server 2016 ISO in remote desktop of iLO4
    Boot the ML30 Gen9
    During boot go into IP and select SSA (Smart Storage Administrator)
    In SSA I set up the Samsung 840 Pro as a single drive RAID0 to be used as my OS drive
    Exit SSA & IP and Restart the ML30 Gen9
    Proceed with the normal Windows install
    After Windows is installed and updated – reattach SPP ISO in remote desktop of iLO4
    In the Windows desktop go to the SPP ISO in File Explorer and Execute the Batch file for HPSUM – I chose the automatic update
    After running HPSUM (and rebooting) the HPE software shown in Figure 10 below was installed. Enjoy!
     
     

     
    Figure 10 – Software installed by HPSUM in Windows Server 2016
     
     
     

     
    Figure 11 – This shows my Samsung 840 Pro (my OS drive) set up in a single drive RAID0 in the B140i using SSA
     
     
     

     
    Figure 12 – Temperatures in the ML30 Gen9 via iLO4. BIOS is set on optimal cooling and my single System Fan is running at 6% and the two 40mm fans on the MB994SP-4SB-1 are turned on.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 13 – Basic information showing Windows Server loaded onto my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 running from a single SSD RAID0 in bay 1 of the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1
     
     
     

     
    Figure 14 – Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 ToughArmor installed in the HPE ProLiant ML30Gen9
     
     
     
    I really like the MB994SP-4SB-1 in the ML30 Gen9 and the installation of Windows Server 2016 while updating the firmware and drivers with SPP and HPSUM was relatively trouble free.
     
    In the As-Built that follows I list how this ML30 Gen9 is loaded. Be sure to check out more on this at ML10 and ML10v2 Forum and Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 ToughArmor in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9.
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: Serenity)


    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 (Product No. 830893)
    Xeon E3-1240v5 (SkyLake LGA 1151)
    8GB ECC RAM (Expandable to 64GB)
    OS: Windows Server 2016 – Logical Drive 01 (Samsung 840 Pro 256GB – RAID0 B140i Dynamic Smart Array
    B140i Dynamic Smart Array (4*3.5” Drive Tray Caddies for Main Drive-Cage Assembly)
    Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1; with/ 2*18” SATA III (6 Gb/s) cables attached to Bays 1 & 2; Molex to Molex & Fan Y-Connector Cable; Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in Bay 1;
     
     
    Please join us in the HomeServerShow Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Check HSS Forum Post: Other HSS ML30 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML30
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML30 Forum postings (In HSS Forum ML10 & ML10v2): http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    HP MicroServer Gen8 – Service Pack for ProLiant – 24th Oct 2016 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12034-hp-microserver-gen8-service-pack-for-proliant-24th-oct-2016/
     
    Icy Dock “ToughArmor” MB994SP-4SB-1 http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=142
     
    Scsi4me.com 3.5” Drive Tray Caddy 4 HP ProLiant ML350e ML310e SL250s Gen8 Gen9 G9 651314-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/231001449171
     
    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server QuickSpecs http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04834998&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en
     
    HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server “Maintenance and Service Guide”; Part Number: 825545-002; November 2016; Edition: 2 => http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=1008556812&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04905980 Or go to => http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=1008556812&ac.admitted=1489520211680.125225703.1851288163#manuals
     
    Check out my HPE ML30 Gen9 Play-List:
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – The Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” drive-cage in anti-static package with Dell 15” mini SAS cable resting on top with other drive-cages and HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server
     
     
     
    A year ago when I was planning my move to Ohio I wanted to move my 5TB drives from my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 to my HPE ProLiant ML10v2 in order to set up a “Mirror” backup of the files on my WHS2011 system using AllWay Sync on my ML10v2. The fastest way to make the move was to unplug the drive-cage in the ML30 Gen9 and plug it into the ML10v2! It fit perfectly and worked flawlessly. It also spoiled me!
     
    After settling in Ohio, finally, I wanted to return the ML30 Gen9’s drive-cage to its rightful place and I began searching for the best low-cost way to add a drive-cage to my ML10v2 that worked like the one in the ML30 Gen9 instead of the stock ML10v2 drive-cage. There’s a great discussion in the HSS Forums documenting forum members search for a similar drive-cage.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Pages 18 & 19 of HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server “Maintenance and Service Guide”; Part Number: 825545-001; December 2015; Edition 1; shows a spare part number 792351-001 for the Four-bay LFF Hot-plug drive backplane assembly which would include the a) Drive backplane and Drive cage – Part 792351-001 is the part I first looked for and found at Calhoun Technologies.
     
     
     
    After reading some great suggestions in the Forums I stumbled upon the 792351-001 in the parts number of the ML30 Gen9 manual and thought it should fit the bill and found a low-cost option at Calhoun Technologies for a 792351-001 “Refurbished”.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – ML30Gen9 drive-cage (also 686745-002 footprint) compared to 792351-001 on bottom – the sharpie markings show how much wider the front of the 792351-001 frame is compared to the 686745-002 and why the front cover of the ML10v2 wouldn’t close on the 792351-001.
     
     
     
    The 792351-001 did work in my ML10v2 but I could not close the front cover on the ML10v2, so I kept looking while also trying to modify the 792351 with my Dremel. I could make it fit finally, but only after a lot of Dremel work and the end result didn’t look good.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – Tag identifying the drive-cage assembly in ML30G9 as: HPE P/N 674790-002 Replace with spare HDD Cage, 4Lff, $u Gen8 Enhanced (686745-002) LITEON (Rev. 15-11-17. The 686745-002 that arrived was identified with a similar tag: HP P/N 674790-002 Replace with spare HDD Cage, 4LFF, 4U Gen8 Enhanced (686745-002) LITEON (Rev.A) 14-03-17.
     
     
     
    On the drive-cage out of the ML30 Gen9 I found the part number 686745-002 which I thought was the part number of the cage alone. (I was wrong about that!) I found it at Calhoun Technologies listed as HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced. Thinking that it was likely only the drive-cage without a backplane I ordered it since with the 792351-001 I had an extra backplane. I was wrong! The part number referred to the assembly of the drive-cage and backplane.
     
    As the following pictures will show the 686745-002 arrived with a backplane and it appears to be working flawlessly.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – Front and Back of Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – Picture of backplanes L-R: ML30G9 Drive-Cage, 792351-001, and 686745-002
     
     
     
    Video of my installation of the 686745-002.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Install Drive-Cage in HPE ProLiant ML10v2
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced installed in HPE ProLiant ML10v2
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – HPE ProLiant ML10v2 powered up and all 3.5” drives functioning in Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced
     
     
     
    Thanks to the members of HSS Forum Thread: ML10v2 Drive-Cage for their many insights and suggestions and thanks to forum member ToyCeli22 for starting the thread.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – 686745-002 drive-cage installed in ML10v2 on left and stock 674790-002 drive-cage back in the ML30Gen9 on right
     
     
     
    In the As-Built that follows I list how this ML10v2 is loaded. Be sure to check out more on this at ML10 and ML10v2 Forum and ML10v2 Drive Cage Forum Thread.
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)


    HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server
    Xeon E3-1220v3
    32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive-cage 686745-002 “Refurbished”
    Calhoun Technologies Drive-cage 686745-002 “Refurbished” SPS-HDD cage 4LFF 4U Enhanced; Dell Poweredge T710 PG9KK Mini SAS SFF-8087 cable 15” (38cm)
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 5 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 6; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    60mm Fan mounted near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222
    60mm Fan mounted in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)
     
     
     Please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Check HSS Forum Post: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10796-ml10v2-drive-cage/
     
    Scsi4me.com 3.5” Drive Tray Caddy 4 HP ProLiant ML350e ML310e SL250s Gen8 Gen9 G9 651314-001 http://www.ebay.com/itm/231001449171
     
    Dell Poweredge T710 PG9KK Mini SAS SFF-8087 to SFF-8087 Cable 15” (38cm) https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Poweredge-PG9KK-SFF-8087-Cable/dp/B00NOEY3OS/ref=pd_sim_147_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1ZRF07DQQ5V1M36D045C
     
     HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server; Maintenance and Service Guide (Item 18 on pages 18-19 lists a Spare part number 792351-001 Four-bay LFF Hot-plug drive backplane assembly – this was where I initially got part number 792351-001 that I ordered from Calhoun Technologies – as stated earlier I found that it did work but I was unable to close the front cover of the ML10v2 or ML30G9 when that part was installed) http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04905980-1.pdf
     
    Calhoun Technologies HP 686745-002 Refurbished http://www.calhountech.com/products/hp-686745-002-4-bay-sas-sata-lff-hot-plug-drv-cage.html
     
    Additional Fans in the HPE ProLiant ML10v2 http://homeservershow.com/additional-fans-in-the-hpe-proliant-ml10v2.html
     
    Installing Icy Dock 5.25” ExpressCage MB326SP-B http://homeservershow.com/installing-my-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb326sp-b.html  
     
    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    Check out my ML10v2 Play List:
     
    Unboxing Drive Caddies for my ML30 G9
     
     
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – The side and air baffle is removed to show the location of the two additional 60mm fans I located in the bottom section of the HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server
     
     
     
    When I added a P222 and a video card to my HPE ProLiant ML10v2 Server I was concerned about some temperature readings via iLO4 that exceeded 60C. I wanted to bring that below 60C if possible so I added two 60mm fans using cable ties, blue electrical tape, a Molex to fan power splitter, and a Y fan cable extender/splitter. It was a relative simple job to add these fan: 1) attached to the bottom of the inside frame near the front of the ML10v2 below the main drive cage (area where the Front PCI fan would be located) and 2) attached to lowest PCIe slot cover with cable ties though ventilation holes in the PCIe slot cover.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – The parts I used to install the two 60mm fans in the HPE ProLiant ML10v2
     
     
     
    After the blog posting http://homeservershow.com/installing-my-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb326sp-b.html I had received a few questions on how I located and installed my two 60mm fans in the HPE ProLiant ML10v2.  I thought it would be helpful to take a video and pictures of how I located the additional fans in the HPE ProLiant ML10v2.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Additional Fans in my ML10v2
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – 60mm fan attached to the bottom of the inside frame with three small cable ties near the front of the ML10v2 below the main drive cage (area where the Front PCI fan would be located)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – 60mm fan attached to lowest PCIe slot cover with two cable ties though ventilation holes in the PCIe slot cover
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – Another view of 60mm fan attached to lowest PCIe slot cover with two cable ties though ventilation holes in the PCIe slot cover
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – Outside case view of 60mm fan attached to lowest PCIe slot cover with two cable ties though ventilation holes in the PCIe slot cover
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – View showing both 60mm fans attached – fan on left is blowing UP towards the P222 and video card – fan on right is blowing LEFT into box towards PCIe cards
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – Temperature distribution inside the ML10v2 via iLO4. The system fan in BIOS is set to Increased Cooling and the system fan speed was 19% at the time of this reading. Note that in addition to the extra 60mm auxiliary fans located inside the HPE ProLiant ML10v2 the ExpressCage MB326SP-B fans were set on high
     
     
     
    In the As-Built that follows I list how this ML10v2 is loaded. Be sure to check out more on this at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12114-icy-dock-expresscage-mb326sp-b/ and especially the post http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12114-icy-dock-expresscage-mb326sp-b/?p=124790 .
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)


    HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
    Xeon E3-1220v3
    32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive main cage
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 5 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 6; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    Video card – HD5450
    60mm Fan mounted near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222 and Video card
    60mm Fan mounted in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)
     
     
    Please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and your solutions for additional cooling inside servers as well as other interesting tech topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Check out how this ML10v2 is loaded up in “Performance with my Icy Dock 5.25” ExpressCage MB326SP-B” http://homeservershow.com/performance-with-my-icy-dock-5-25-expresscage-mb326sp-b.html
     
    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – Nokia Lumia 1020 with broken display screen
     
     
     
    This is a review of my experience with a FixEZ.com display screen repair/replacement kit.
     
    Recently, one of our Nokia Lumia 1020’s display screen was severely damaged. Dave has said in RESET that later in 2017 some major hardware would be coming out for cell phones so I didn’t want to replace our trusted 1020’s until later in the year when I had a chance to check out the new hardware.
     
    I found a kit available on-line from FixEZ.com to replace the “Nokia Lumia 1020 Display Assembly with Frame” at $67.50 so I ordered.   FixEZ also had a Nokia Lumia 1020 Display Assembly for $54.99 but I felt the Display Assembly with Frame was worth the extra cost by freeing me of the effort to separate my broken Display from the existing frame for reuse. FixEZ.com also has a wide assortment of supplies and I decided to also order their “Nylon Spudger” and their “Fine Tip Curved Tweezers”. A “Plastic Triangle Opening Tool” was included with the kit. I already had other materials that I needed.
     
    I was very impressed with FixEZ’s customer service, I ordered the kit on a Thursday afternoon and it was shipped shortly after my order. The kit arrived at my house two days later on Saturday and I did the replacement on Sunday.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Broken Lumia 1020 with repair kit from FixEZ.com (in box) while FixEZ’s video is displayed on my Surface and copies of FixEZ’s “Disassemble Guide” surround – all on an anti-static mat.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Replacing the Screen on Lumia 1020
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – The repaired Nokia Lumia 1020 next to the old broken screen (face down) and frame
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – The repaired Nokia Lumia 1020 next to the old broken screen
     
     
     
    Bottom line: the repaired Lumia 1020 looks & works like new. I had a very good experience with FixEZ.com’s Nokia Lumia 1020 Display Assembly repair kit that was leveraged with great customer service and very useful Screen Repair & Disassemble video and Disassemble Guide. FixEZ.com has a variety of parts and tools to repair many different devices.
     
    Please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss many interesting tech topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Check FixEZ’s page at: https://www.fixez.com/store/nokia/nokia-lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020-display-assembly-frame
     
    HSS Forum Posting on this Lumia 1020: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12147-windows-phone/
     
    HSS Forum on Phones & Tablets http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/26-phones-tablets-etc/
     
    “Phones and Tablets” PlayList:
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B – 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD Hot Swap Cage installed in the lower 5.25” Bay of my HP ProLiant ML10v2
     
     
     
    This is Part 3 of a three part series on the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s. In this part I measured the performance of my HP ProLiant ML10v2 Server with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B in the lower (of two) 5.25” bay.
     
    Part 1: Unboxing
     
    Part 2: Installation
     
    Part 3: Performance
     
     
     
    Performance
     
    As stated in Part 1: Recently, Dave asked me to review the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s (“ExpressCage”). I had the perfect application in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 where the addition of a P222 I had 10 SATA Ports but only a main cage for four 3.5” drives and two 5.25” Bay’s. With the MB326SP-B I could put six drives in the Icy Dock ExpressCage using one 5.25” bay and still have a 5.25” bay available for future expansion or projects (a huge plus in my book). ExpressCage holds 6 drives (2 SSDs and 4 HDDs in my use case) that are the basis of three logical drives in the B120i embedded on the ML10v2’s system board.
     
    The Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B had many “Key Features” that I found very intriguing but obviously the most important in my mind was being able to install six 2.5” HDDs/SSDs up to 9.5mm thick in the space of one 5.25” half-height bay with hot-swap support and SAS/SATA – 6GB/s support. The additional features were certainly icing on the cake, especially when coupled with my positive experience with other Icy Dock products.
     
    In my opinion, this ExpressCage is living up to its predecessor’s reputations. Its feel is solid and installation was easy. This is a reliable quality product perfect for many applications of the home enthusiast!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Key Features of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – Storage information for the ML10v2 via iLO4 showing 10 physical drives supporting 3 logical drives on the B120i and 1 logical drive on the P222.
     
     
     
    As shown in Figure 3, above, the 10 physical drives in my ML10v2 support 4 logical drives.
     
    Three logical drives are driven by the B120i HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID controller embedded on the system board of the HP ProLiant ML10v2. These three logical drives are made up from the 6 physical drives mounted in the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B.
     
    The performance of these three logical drives, illustrated in Figures 4, 5, and 6 below, conforms with what I’ve seen in the past with these drives and assures me that the SATA interface of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B is transparent to the SATA signal from the B120i (i.e. I could not detect any speed degradation). All six bays of the ExpressCage MB326SP-B are rated SATA III or 6GB/s by Icy Dock but of course the transfer rates are dependent of the rated speeds of the Ports from the ML10v2 controller board where SATA Ports 1 & 2 are rated at SATA III or 6GB/s while SATA Ports 3-6 are rated at SATA II or 3GB/s.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – Performance measured with ATTO, CrystalDiskMark, and HD Tune Pro for B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1 (rated SATA III or 6GB/s)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – Performance measured with ATTO, CrystalDiskMark, and HD Tune Pro for B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2 (rated SATA III or 6GB/s)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – Performance measured with ATTO, CrystalDiskMark, and HD Tune Pro for B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each rated SATA III or 6GB/s)
     
     
     
    The fourth logical drive in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 is driven by the HP P222 Dynamic Smart Array RAID controller in card slot 3 of the ML10v2 as shown in Figure 3 earlier. The P222’s logical drive 01 performance is illustrated in Figure 7 below. The performance of this logical drive wouldn’t have been impacted by the installation of the ExpressCage MB326SP-B (except “possibly” temperature loading inside the ML10v2) but I included it in this report to serve as a complete assessment of my “As-Built” ML10v2.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Performance measured with ATTO, CrystalDiskMark, and HD Tune Pro for P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive main cage
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – Temperature distribution inside the ML10v2 via iLO4. The system fan in BIOS is set to Optimal Cooling and the system fan speed was 6% at the time of this reading. Note that the ExpressCage MB326SP-B fans were set on high and I have two additional 60mm auxiliary fans located inside the ML10v2
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – Temperature distribution inside the ML10v2 via iLO4. The system fan in BIOS is set to Increased Cooling and the system fan speed was 19% at the time of this reading. Note that the ExpressCage MB326SP-B fans were set on high and I have two additional 60mm auxiliary fans located inside the ML10v2
     
     
     

     
    Figure 10 – Comparison of the Temperature distributions inside the ML10v2 via iLO4 displayed in Figure 8 on the left (BIOS system fan setting Optimal Cooling & speed was at 6%) and displayed in Figure 9 on the right (BIOS system fan setting Optimal Cooling & speed was at 19%). Important to note that the Inlet Ambient temp was 2C cooler in the second scenario.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 11 – Firmware Version Information in the ML10v2 via iLO4
     
     
     

     
    Figure 12 – Top view of the back of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B with all SATA data and SATA power connections before inserting into the bottom 5.25” bay of the ML10v2
     
     
     
     
     

     
    Figure 13 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed and fully populated plus the Main drive cage is fully populated and all 10 physical drives are active – power draw with the monitor is approximately 120-130W & without the monitor it’s approximately 95-105W.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 14 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay. Booted up to desktop view. Note Windows Home Server 2011 connector in upper left of the screen File Explorer opened showing the four logical drives in the ML10v2.
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)


    HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
    Xeon E3-1220v3
    32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive main cage
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 5 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 6; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    Video card – HD5450
    60mm Fan mounted near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222 and Video card
    60mm Fan mounted in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)
     
     
    Be sure to check out Parts 1 and 2 of this 3 part series where I cover the Unboxing and Installation of Icy Dock’s ExpressCage MB326SP-B in my HP ProLiant ML10v2.
     
    Then later, please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics. Check the HSS Forum Thread on the ExpressCage MB326SP-B for updates and comments.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=231
     
    Other HSS Icy Dock Blog Postings http://homeservershow.com/tag/icyDock
     
    HSS Forum Posting on this ExpressCage MB326SP-B: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12114-icy-dock-expresscage-mb326sp-b/
     
    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    Icy Dock Play List