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    There will be a MicroServer decorating contest and a MiroServer interpretative dance competition. If enough people bring their MicroServers we can have a stacking competition as well.
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    Not much of a rack but I made it from an old chest of draws keeps my cables tidy and allows space around the different kit to allow it to breath. It's an old work station on the side I set up as a Xpen server to test out the resiliance of Xpen. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    If you are like me...you'll regret not buying the 3 eeros and always wonder if it was a better setup...
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    Perhaps they don't actually know themselves where to target it, they've heard about people wanting a Gen9 so know there's a market but they just don't know what it actually is and where to put it, Home, SMB.. The Gen8 ticked a lot of boxes due to its cheap price and upgradability, something that I think they've completely missed on the Gen10
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    I think its fair to say that HPE have changed the target audience for the Gen10..
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    These are out incase people didnt notice iLO 2.54 Jun 15 2017 Intelligent Provisioning 1.64.1 http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5228286&swItemId=MTX_428d836ce77b414e8d78a63bbf&swEnvOid=4064 http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_88d08b2acdd840ac8a65686e2a
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    Let us know how it works out and if you have any questions. My services business is based on the simple fact that margins/profit on selling most of this hardware is very small. Not worth the hassle dealing with distributors or manufacturers and the varied expectations of most consumers. (Amazon.com, Aliexpress, and other sources are cheaper and more convenient.) By getting above the fray and only providing services, I can be paid directly for what I do not indirectly. (As a consumer I was tired of someone pushing "brand N" thermostat on me because the distributor offered a $30 discount for Father's day and the dealer low-bid the install fee because they wanted to be "low bidder" online and make the profit on the back end with rebates and promo discounts.) The other aspect, which applies here, is that my clients hire me because they don't have the time or expertise, and more importantly, the desire to do it themselves. That means I'm not hiding technical secrets, tips, or real-world experience because I'm not afraid of anyone "stealing" my ideas or my knowledge. If anyone can do it themselves, they will and therefore, by definition, they aren't my target market. But by sharing, I might learn a thing or to from them in exchange. I started down this path because a close friend of mine had a professional AV remote control system installed. It had clunky overpriced hardware, would not work with an iPhone or iPad, and they literally had to call the dealer for a service call if they wanted to change a "favorites" button on the remote control to add a new TV channel or movie channel. Worse, the dealer refused to let them do it themselves. He claimed (which I later verified) that their reseller agreement with the manufacturer forbade them from giving the PC based configuration software, or required activation codes, to any of their customers or they would be terminated as a dealer and lose support for all existing customers.
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    I wanted to see how well the EZConvert (by Icy Dock) would work in the Gen10 so I removed two 3.5" drives from the main Cage and loaded to WD Red's 2.5" drives in EZConverts and loaded them into the Gen10 MicroServer. Everything lined up and it was an easy changeout! Shortly after this I installed MS Office 365 onto the Gen10 and loaded some of my really big spreadsheets -- I thought the response was good and the graphics display of Excel generated graphs was great! IMO.
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    I just ordered one! Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
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    RESET Forums now has an Android app on the Google Play Store. I don't see it via search since it just hit but I have a hard link to it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapatalk.homeservershowcomforums&rdid=com.tapatalk.homeservershowcomforums You can install it from there. If you are a TapaTalk user it will look familiar with one caveat. You login with your RESET Forums credentials, not your tapatalk creds. Once logged in you will notice more options for your interaction, notification, etc. I hope you enjoy this app. iOS is coming soon.
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    I really think I want to get one this go round. Last I had was the N54L. I need a Plex server and think ClearOS might do the trick. HP should send me one to test!
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    I think I know a guy that may have a solution,,,,,,,,, Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
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    The Gen10 MicroServer compares very well to previous MicroServers and MediaSmart Servers I was in the following configuration for the PassMark test: HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 BETA 32GB RAM (2 x KVR24E17D8/16) Windows 10 Pro x64 with HyperV enabled OS Drive: SATA Port 5 – Samsung 840 Pro 256GB located in ODD bay Data Drive: SATA Port 6 – WL500GLSA8100 500GB 10K RPM 2.5” HDD mounted on revised SDM 3.5 that I mounted on side of PSU Data Drive: SATA Ports 1&2 in SW RAID0 2 x WD3000HLHX in drive bays 1&2 Data Drive: SATA Ports 3&4 in SW RAID1 2 x 2.5” WD10JVCX Red Drives in Icy Dock’s EZConvert’s in drive bays 3&4 Main Monitor attached with HDMI cable via : Passive “4K DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI Adapter by Benfei DP Display Port to HDMI UHD 2K 3D Audio and Video Converter Male to Female Gold-Plated Cord” 2nd Monitor attached with HDMI cable via: “Active DisplayPort to HDMI 4K Adapter, Benfei DP to HDMI Ultra HD Converter” 3rd Monitor attached to VGA Port Misc. Cables: 2 SATAIII, Dell MX714 Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable, SATA Power to two SATA Power Y splitter cable SDM 3.5 (revised) MicroSoft wireless Keyboard & Mouse
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    Might be useful to some people, it's the latest version available from HP. I just used it to upgrade and patch my new Gen8 server that arrived this morning. You normally need to have a HP account and service agreement with them to download these, which is silly for updates etc. It brought my iLO firmware up to "2.50 Sept 23 2016" as well as installing all the other bits and pieces. The ISO is 6.51GB in size and the checksum file is in there as well if anyone needs or wants it. HP Microserver Gen8 - Service Pack for ProLiant - Released 24th Oct 2016 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B69DctF0Bt9BS3RiRlUxZHNPTFU?usp=sharing Edit: Might take a little while for the files to become available on my Google Drive as I'm moving a lot around there at the moment. Seems it takes google a few mins to catch up
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    I have had good luck with the LED bulbs from IKEA. Used mostly there bulbs when we built the new house approx. 3 years ago and have only had one bulb fail. That one was in a kitchen light fixture that is on the most of any of them.
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    it was fixed with an sd card controller update a while back Embedded Flash/SD-CARDController firmware revision 2.10.00 /128 GB SD-CARD in internal slot
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    I have been getting all types of LED lamps from Batteries Plus of all places. They have a fair price and have the "Daylight" levels of lamps. The Candelabra style of lamps are extremely hard to find. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The SPP ISO works for all Proliant servers. The standard iLo is active when the system ships. There is a card attached to the server with the factory set user and password settings. Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
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    If you bought any Amcrest camera, you'll have to buy a new Amazon Show too :-) Amcrest is one of the "and other..." vendors listed as directly integrated with the new Amazon Show. Most of the Amazon Echo mentions stop after saying Ring, Arlo, Nest. That is shame as those big brands are not ONVIF compatible. Be aware, however, that the Amcrest skill only provides 2 hours of video streaming free per month unless you sign-up for one of their cloud plans because the video runs through their servers. Technically, the Amazon integration for IP cameras allows the developer to support local (on the LAN) or remote (through a cloud server) methods, but it looks like most of the initial integrations just grafted support onto their existing cloud services (which typically are fee based.) I would love to see a developer or geek spin up an Alexa skill that supported any local LAN based ONVIF camera. Technically, it's doable and reasonable. Most of the time if you are using an Alexa Show the camera you want to monitor is on the same local LAN anyway. https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/building-smart-home-camera-skills
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    Thanks for asking. Yes and no...I haven't started my setup yet (soon), but was wondering if you'd recommend I setup my 4 x 3 TB WD Reds as a JBOD or RAID 0? If my intend is to create one large storage location with it. It will be used as a local backup location. This is why I had used Stablebit Drivepool in the past (to create one large storage destination), but would prefer a hardware method now. My main WSE12R2 server storage is on a RAID6 array. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Picked up an Echo, plan to put it in the bedroom and move my Dot to my office. Also grabbed a Cyberpower UPS, probably not a great deal, but not bad. Tempted by the big Kitchenaid pro mixer, just can't convince myself that the deal is good enough to replace the smaller one I have, 239.99 is real good if you ever wanted one.. Watching some cables, gift cards, the Logitech Harmony, and a couple Insteon things. We will see if they are good deals or not.
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    I have been looking for some time at moving from a windows 10 box housing my Plex and a Vm to the unRaid platform, I was also considering FreeNas but Unraid appears to be a more elegant solution. As a side note I am trying to simplify my setup as I have Stage 4 colon cancer and don't want to burden my wife with IT headaches. My father-in-law will be a remote help center for my wife and he has a lot of experience in both FreeNas and unRaid. Dave asked I start a thread as this might prove a lively discussion.
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    The MS Gen8 comes with the standard version iLo4. Here is a comparison of Standard and Advanced: https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA4-5167ENW.pdf The Advanced key gives you full 'Integrated Remote Console (IRC/Virtual KVM, support text, and graphics)'. The part number for the Advanced key is 512485-B21. They can be found on ebay new and sealed for around $30.
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    Hi to all, I have bought a Microserver Gen8 to make a small home server. I have bought also some Western Digital GOLD 4TB hard drives and I have tried to install one of those in the front slot 1. Before installing the drive (that was checked for errors with wd utility full test to be sure that was ok), I have decided to set the controller to SATA AHCI mode, so later I can use software raid for controlling the storage array and have a raid5 option. Something strange happens. When I have booted the microserver for the first time with hard drive installed the hard drive was recognized (I have seen it on the boot sequence) but with a strange message "ATA security state of this disk is invalid". After restart/shutdown of the microserver the drive wasn't recognized anymore. I have tried everything, from re-insert the drive in the slot, check backplane cables, check again the drive on another pc with wd utility, nothing, no errors on it, the drive is ok but isn't recognized anymore. If I listen the sound it emits when it is installed on the microserver, at the start I can hear the usual spin-up of the motor, then when the boot sequence arrives at "HP AHCI SATA controller....initializing" I can hear the the motor spin-down and it isn't recognized (no message). Reset the server don't restart the the hard drive motor, the only thing is a shutdown of the microserver. Later I have tried to set again the controller in HP Smart Array RAID MODE and with F5 I have entered the smart array manager setup. Here I can see that the drive is recognized again. Changed again the controller in SATA AHCI and it isn't recognized anymore, same as before. The diagnostic of the microserver is ok, no errors. The microserver is new HPE 2017 version. BIOS is obviously the last J06 (11/02/2015). And for be sure before using the server I have used the SPP from usb for check that all is updated. Do you have some suggestions or maybe someone know something more about this problem? Like I have said before. when I have booted the microserver for the first time and the hard drive was recognized (the only time) what could be that strange message: "ATA security state of this disk is invalid" ? Someone who has his drive recognized can gently confirm me that he sees the same message during boot on his hard drive? from what I know is a security feature used most on laptop but for sure it was not enable on my WD GOLD. The drive was perfectly new, never used and sealed on his antistatic cover. Many thanks to all for your precious help
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    OK I am in for one. Will add it to my wire pulling kit for those times that you need a look inside a wall. http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2017/07/06/review-usb-endoscope-waterproof-inspection-camera/ https://www.amazon.com/AGM-Adjustable-Waterproof-Inspection-Smartphones/dp/B071CNNT1X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?m=A2FUZLUKSP8ZL8&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1497347243&sr=1-1&keywords=B071CNNT1X&linkCode=sl1&tag=buzzmanagement&linkId=901fb989864e8c7cf9e375c6ca1fd1f8
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    That's the plan. I've already got my lighting figured out and I'm going to buy an ecobee pretty soon here, after that I'll have to figure out what my next priority is.
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    Do you own a Surface 3? Here is the official Microsoft Dock for $18. Seriously! http://amzn.to/2tz3bF8 If that is too much for you, here is a refurb for $15.99. http://amzn.to/2seuTUe This is for Surface 3 and DOES NOT fit Surface Pro 3 USB Ports Gigabit Ethernet Port 48W Power Supply Compatibility: Surface 3 / Surface 3 (4G LTE) Thanks to @awraynor for the find and the tweet!
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    I use GoDaddy for mine, they seem expensive but most of the time there is a 30% off code floating around the net, just google it
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    I already had been running with a SDM-BETA in the G10 MS with a Samsung SSD mounted on it. I switched out the Samsung and replaced it with a WL500GLSA8100 10K RPM 500GB 2.5" drive and it has been running well for some time now. Works well IMO.
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    GOT IT!! Thanks - it should be here the 5th!! My S3 was absolutely invaluable when we were shopping for homes in OH last year and I love it! I went all out and got the new one (big spender ) Saw the post last night but I was over with the grandkids so I wasn't expecting it to be there this morning!!
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    You're right Kevin. Do not see the link in app. Odd. Sent from my Pixel XL using RESET Forums mobile app. You guys in for one? I got one!
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    When I saw it couldn't believe it. Heading over to Swappa to e-mail the guy that bought my Surface 3 and tell him about it.
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    Unfortunately their Prime Music is fairly weak. Have found Spotify to be the best service. We do the $14.99/mo family plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tried it on a fresh browser and the link was good. https://homeservershow.com/forums/forum/65-networking/
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    I've dropped it on my Gen8 as I don't use it anymore, just to see what its like, haven't gone past the initial install yet, still needs configuring..
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    WOW that was a bunsh of HDD's, can you close the case? I did order a WD Black 2,5" 7200rpm SATA 6gb/s 1TB 32MB cache - I need it to transcoding and temporary stuffs like that so I'm hoping it 'll bee faster then my storage that are WD red 5400rpm.
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    There would certainly be enough space if you took some of the chassis out..
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    There I was, needing to make a bootable ISO image and I had no clean USB drives,,,,,, but I did have some blank DVDs and the system I was using had a LightScribe burner. I miss LightScribe:
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    Thanks, happy now
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    Doing some work in the forums this morning. June 21, 2017 If you were not able to get in that is the reason.
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    I am a painfully slow typist, so I am always looking for speech to text solutions. I have had good luck with Dragon Naturally Speaking, but it is pricey and can run into configuration issues. The Garage at Microsoft has a add-in for Microsoft Office, Dictate. It leverages Cortana and works with Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. I have used it for two days and so far so good. It is limited in features and app support, but it seems to understand my Minnesota/Wisconsin/Jack Pine Savage(our name for HillBilly) accent. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/project-details.aspx?project=dictate The Workbench list active and completed projects: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/workbench.aspx
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    I'd never heard of clearOS before now tbh, sounds like it's a bit of a NAS type solution that you can then add stuff too, bit like the QNAP stuff...
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    I really like this new Gen10!!!. Its going back to its original G7 roots and design concepts. No extortionate Intel pricing. Back to AMD with an impressive 5k passmark (better than your modern ultrabook i5s and i7s) This was the original reasoning behind a microserver. 2 PCI slots, presumably you can buy an iLO solution if you really need one, just like in the past. 6 Sata ports. With some modding, you can have an SSD and a 5th LFF drive. iGPU which supports 4k (and beats Intel iGPU based on the passmark). Perfect for HTPC, CCTV, Encoding etc. In Gen8s there was an iGPU but it couldnt be used due to the iLO architecture. I would even argue that for most people there is no need for 2 PCI slots now that we have an impressive iGPU, 6 SATA ports and dual NICs. The two slots are now just a bonus feature for "real" expansion and not compensating for the lack of an iGPU or single NICs or adding more internal drives. The Gen8 "RAID" controller was a CPU based software RAID causing further overheads. I dont really consider this a loss. You now have 2 PCI slots if you need real RAID. The only real downside is the soldered APU, but the 5k bench/4cores are nothing to be scoffed at. Intels options were marginally better and this APU is light-years ahead of the original NL54 CPU, WHICH PEOPLE STILL USE TO THIS DAY Best of all. You are not paying Intel. Yes Please.
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    I put a 1050ti in my Gen8 and everything was fine... or so i thought. Under normal loads everything ran sweet. After gaming at 4k for 30-60 mins or so, the picture would glitch and the Gen8 would reset up (no beeps just reset). My hunch was that the additional heat soak after 30-60 mins cause the power supply to run less efficiently (note the GPU is directly under the PSU), and eventually it couldn't handle the load. I've since updated to a 300w power supply and it's been 100% rock solid even with synthetic benchmarks running at 100%. Also the new PSU (and fan) is running a lot quieter! My recommendation is to use a 1030 low profile passive GPU, and you should be perfectly fine.
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    yes, thats why we , server guys , need iLO, not a 4K monitor next to server
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    Congratulations! Looking good!
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    UPDATE of first post After creating this thread, there have been some comments about low fan speeds even in the case of AHCI and not B120i RAID usage. After looking at the data, i think the first post still holds with the following change: Original text: Minimum fan speed is different depending on the choice for AHCI (minimum around 14%) or RAID settings (minimum around 6%). New text: Minimum fan speed at room temperature is different depending on the choice for AHCI (minimum around 14%) or RAID settings (minimum around 6%). Added note: When inlet temperatures get lower, AHCI configurations also reach low fan speeds of about 7% at around 16C.