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  1. 5 points
    Ok, it's time to solve all problems with overheating. Stuff: 1x Noctua NF-A8-5V fan with USB power adaptor cable 1x Akasa 3D Fan Guard AK-FG08-SL https://imgur.com/a/7npqgdc Now LSI 9271-4i temperature approximately no more than 57 degrees.
  2. 5 points
    As I do not plan to build any more of the SDM Rev4 brackets, I have decided to share the schematic. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao9ObX1BCpuXsstkeE7Jc5cyRmYTFQ?e=8ouDcP Edit- This is a Visio file. If you download it and open it Visio you will see the scale of the drawing.
  3. 4 points
    I must say this is a life-saving source of useful information about the Gen8 MicroServer! And speaking as someone resurrecting their Gen8 with a rebuild, it has proven to be extremely useful. My thanks to all who have added and curated this list of links and details. 🙂
  4. 3 points
    Hi, posting other files than images is not possible in this forum. Therefore I have posted them at thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4578946 Thanks again for sharing.
  5. 3 points
    Have you seen the Serve The Home Guide? https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-ultimate-customization-guide/ there is a lot of information in there. The server also is not limited to 32GB incase you weren’t aware, i’m running 64GB in mine.
  6. 3 points
    Thanks for the reply. It turns out I’d bent a few pins on the CPU socket. God only knows how!! I managed to carefully bend the pins back and I’ve managed to boot up with RAM slots 1 and 2 populated. All seems to be running ok for now. Spot the bent pins in the pic 😬
  7. 3 points
    Are you apologetic because you are truly sorry or that you got caught? - Said every Mom on the planet.
  8. 3 points
    Thanks for guidance on this! Just a note on the solution I settled with in the end for anyone else who might come across this thread looking to do the same thing - Tried a couple different cheaper eSATA cards with no success having the drives in ICYCube detected in CentOS. Looked into driver issues and again with no luck. The USB connection did work fine, but I wasn't overly happy with that as a solution. I instead got this HBA (10Gtek Host Bus Adapter - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M9GRAUM) with Mini SAS connection, and swapped the ICYCube for an alternative external enclosure with compatible Mini SAS connection (SilverStone SST-TS431S-V2 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0771S45X3). On setup this worked perfectly, with the drives properly detected. I'm actually also a little happier with the SilverStone unit in general so far, it feels of higher build quality and fan also seems a little quieter. I also decided to move away from using the B120i RAID controller, and hardware raid in general, and am now using ZFS / RAIDZ. Thanks again for help as I was working through this!
  9. 3 points
    It's not a server unless it sounds like a wind tunnel
  10. 2 points
    So I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded one of my Gen8s to the Gen10 Plus. I upgraded the CPU to literally the only 6 core Xeon (E-2246G) I could find for sale (2nd hand off eBay from Germany), still pretty much paying full price for it but there seems to be a significant shortage of these processors at the moment. I also installed the HP TPM 2.0. The HP iLO enablement kit & a HP NC365T (Quad Port Gigabit NIC), I may switch this out at some point for a Smart Array so I can attach the HDDs to it and have my HP LTO-4 attached externally. I then installed my SSDs & HDDs before installing Server 2019. Shortly after that, my Crucial 64GB kit arrived and that went in which truly unlocked the capability of the machine then. Its a real power house now, it runs my file services, two domains, iTunes server, OpenFire and my CCTV with ease (approx. 20% CPU and 22GB RAM used).
  11. 2 points
    My Synology is running a bunch of stuff. File services of course Surveilliance cameras A podcast-feed (I'm not podcasting - it was just for fun to see how to make a podcast stream work) Backup of my oneDrive cloud data Workstation backup, and now the Ubiquiti Controller. Has been working like a charm so far. But you're right, if you already have the CloudKey there's no need to migrate away from it. On the contrary. BTW the DS1019+ is one hell of a machine
  12. 2 points
    good thing they tested the update beforehand!
  13. 2 points
    I just bought because of this news 4x 14TB hard disks from Seagate (Ironwolf Pro). I hope I made a good decision to going on with Seagate and not with WD anymore. My good old 4x 4TB WD Reds are more than 5 years old and I was looking for an upgrade. Gladly the news about more "marketing speech" on WD products came just in time before my buy. :-D
  14. 2 points
    In case anyone else comes looking with similar troubles: All these weird issues cleared up after I wiggled all the SATA and power cables. 🙄 I tried that before, but must've been more thorough in my desperation the second time. I can't say for sure, but I suspect that the dodgy connection might've been where the motherboard joins the 1-to-many SATA cable. The disks are fine. It's been stressful and odd, but I'm relieved to have a working system again. As mentioned, Seagate have been brilliant. StableBit (DrivePool and Scanner software) were also great. HP were useless - I mean, I know it is out of warranty, but some troubleshooting information or something would've been nice rather than a cursory look at some logs and then "We can't help because you aren't using compatible [ie, pre-approved] disks".
  15. 2 points
    All credit to schoondoggy for his original idea. A shame I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic to order an SDM kit as the import duties make it an expensive option, or would have if they were still available. I had to look around to see what alternatives I could find... and managed to find the bits needed on Amazon! I must admit I am rather pleased with the end result of this project and may repeat it on the other Gen8 MicroServer. The outcome is a server with a mirrored system drive on the internal B120i, and the main drive bays connected to an HP P222 card providing a RAID-10 data volume. This is pretty much my ideal setup for a stable resilient but small server. Sabrent 3.5" to x2 SSD Internal Mounting Kit (BK-HDCC) Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/32qEVou Amazon US - https://amzn.to/3h8Blom The kit comes with all the cabling you need and all the required screws to mount the drives and bracket. Two types of power splitter cables are included along with two SATA cables. The bracket holds two SSDs and provides a small gap between them. I mounted the bracket next to the PSU but leaving a 2-3mm gap to allow for some airflow past the SSDs in case they get warmed by the P222. Tips: Put some insulating tape along the underneath of the upper chassis rail next to the PSU and drilled three small holes. I used two strips on to stop the drill bit from walking across the metal. Drill with a 2mm first then a 2.5mm bit. This leaves enough metal for screws to thread in. Check and measure each hole against the bracket as you go so that they line up. Bracket is then fixed in place using the provided screws (see photo). The final part of the puzzle is another Mini-SAS to SATA cable the same as the one connected to the internal drive bays. This is an SFF-8087 Mini-SAS [male] connector to 4 SATA [female] header cables. The 50cm cable from Jyopto works great and not too much spare to lose within the system. Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2CXAzgb I could not find it on Amazon US site but there was one from CableCreations that same length. Just need to add your choice of SSDs and cable up to B120i port. I went with Samsung 860 Pro SSDs for the longer rated lifespan of write cycles. I decided to forget about an internal DVD/RW drive and opted for an external HP F2B56AA slimline drive that can be plugged into the USB of either system. Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2EgSSxD Amazon US - https://amzn.to/326uFmL Sabrent also make a really good quality 2.5" to 3.5" bay converter adapter (BK-PCBS) that I have used in the EX490/X510 to convert from HDD to SSD system drives. Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3jbYBmT Amazon US - https://amzn.to/335kXQz Hopefully this information will prove useful to some looking to update their MicroServer.
  16. 2 points
    Hellooooo everybody. As time has finally come and all required parts has arrived, I am presenting you my long struggling upgrade of the CPU + Noctua cooler. All is reversible with no permanent destruction. (At least, I hope ). And CPU fan is working according main case FAN. Upgrade is about to have a new CPU: Xeon E3-1270 V2 with noctua fan: NH-L9i, installed together and cpu fan would work according main case fan. (so if case fan spinning fast, cpu fan too. And vice versa). 1, CASE: ------------- At first, the case needed to be modified little bit. I didnt want to drill out the original passive cooler mounting holders so I did a small workaround. I filed a holes for the screw headers on the outside frame (1) and also a longer hole in the ("I dont know reason why is there" ) "mountain" below CPU (2). pic 1: https://ibb.co/FBxC04k pic 2: https://ibb.co/bJdb0gG 2, SCREWS: ------------------ As there was a hole in the screw holder on the motherboard plate, I had to find out the size of the screws, thread, diameter and so on. But in another topic on this forum I was asking for the help with that, and somebody replied that I can use application and screw compared with different sizes. So I did that and found out that the right size of screw is: #6-32. So I had to ordered them (toghether with screw nuts) from China because I couldnt find them in our country stores. 3, BRACKETS: ---------------------- It is known, that Noctua original brackets were longer in size, 75 vs 65 mm. So I had a luck and asked our local CNC machining store if they could make a new brackets for reasonable price. So here we are: 65 mm brackets for Noctua fan. pic 3: https://ibb.co/DVBM8Qt (The new ones are not labeled) 4, COMPLETING: --------------------------- After months of waiting, I've got all necessary parts and installed them together: https://ibb.co/0D2rN5g - screws in the motherboard plate. https://ibb.co/w74Z27B - Noctua fan cooler mounted with screws and nuts. https://ibb.co/RBNMfRX - with fan. https://ibb.co/nC94fs1 - reason for the hole. 5, FAN - Most tricky part ------------------------------------- This was interesting part as we all know that the signal in the case fan is inverted and it is hard to workaround it. But after some hours of googling I found the solution. There is IC chip existing which can invert the signal in the opposite way. The chip is: 74HC04 and you should be able to get it easily. So with this scheme I found, it was really simple to create a new CPU fan cable: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/322390/12v-pwm-fan-seems-to-be-running-inversely-of-what-it-should-be Here is mine: (I also used the mentioned guide with power sourcing from separate molex, another topic on this forum) https://ibb.co/YfKZWh8 - on the left - it is first attempt. I didnt like it much so I created a new one on the right. Much better result. https://ibb.co/CQ5Kw0z - completed setup. I changed the case fan connector to usual one. The cable with chip inside was put into shrinking tube. So with all this, I installed everything together and now the new CPU fan works the exactly same way as the main case fan. The next steps I would like to finish are: (probably more software-ish). As I still have the original BIOS, firmware and all this, I would like to update them. So maybe the question will be put here: what do you recommend to update first ? Or is there any guide how to update all possible things on this server ? in the correct way ? is it deppend on the right order ? Also I realized that I am still using the system SSD disk on the first slot in the bay, so is there any way how to use SSD disk independently and the whole 4 bay slots for the storage disks ? Another thing is that when I run some "stress" test on the server, all 8 cores at 100%, they went to 80 degrees and increasing, but when I checked the iLO, I saw the the fan was spinning only on 18%. After some time on 21%, what I guess is not much. So I need to check the cooling options which are in BIOS, I guess. Also I am not sure if this is because the old BIOS ? Shouldnt be fan spinning more if the CPU has big load ? I think that's all my thoughts, ideas and I hope that maybe it helps somebody. Many thanks again for all your hints and help. Have a great days. cheers
  17. 2 points
    MS Gen8 only supports 8GB UDIMMS
  18. 2 points
    Ok, I've just completed some testing and for the benefit of others will share my findings: E2246G 64GB RAM 2 x Samsung SATA SSDs (500GB & 1TB) 2 x WD 6TB SATA HDDs HP TPM iLO Enablement HP NC365T (Quad-Port NIC) Whilst running 14 VMs, running the install of another VM, Robocopy to a NAS and viewing the video feed from 4 HD cameras hosted on one of the VMs the highest I have seen the server hit is 122.5w Under my 'normal' circumstances of 7 VMs running, the highest its hitting is 79.7w, but is generally hovering around the 70w mark. With this in mind I'm going to go ahead and order the Lycom DT-130 to install two additional NVMes (in lieu of the NC365T).
  19. 2 points
    Ah. Had this same issue with WS202 R2. It is caused by updating the .NET version from the default 4.5 version that installs with the OS. I was able to simply rollback the server to the original version and not update it to latest future versions like 4.8, etc and everything is fine. Unfortunately the Dashboard simply isn’t compatible with the newer versions of .NET. The result is crashing Dashboard and hung up statuses as you’ve seen.
  20. 2 points
    schoondoggy

    RAM

    No it is not. That is registered memory. This server does not support registered memory.
  21. 2 points
    Yes, for me the RAM was the limiting factor as well. I moved onto a DL360 Gen8. Issue with the MS is even if you can fit a mini-ITX board into the case with another low-profile CPU fan, you'll have to do some heavy modding to the I/O area as it's not removable. I tried to do something similar with the HP Z820 workstation because the case is really quite nice. Unfortunately the amount of modding required was beyond my skill and the effort didn't seem to be worth it.
  22. 2 points
    TDP of 69W is very high, even with the 65W replacement cooler from HP that costs a fortune, so I personally wouldn't use that CPU.
  23. 2 points
    It appears that should work, as it is unbuffered and ECC The MS Gen8 does not require HP branded memory.
  24. 2 points
    Sorted it. I created a UEFI boot USB and it worked.
  25. 2 points
    Had some time on my hands and I’ve been running ESXi since I first got the microserver and upgrading until 6.5 update 2 with all the faff from downgrading drivers. I saw a path to migrate all my guests to hyper-v with Microsoft VM migration tool. So long story short, HP b120i raid driver with windows server 2019 hyper-v image works. Was a bit concerned as only listed for Server 2016. Installed openssh packages and windows admin center as I don’t use enterprise/pro windows at home. Even put on the windows subsystem for Linux so from command line I can be in a more familiar shell. Not a powershell user for the most part. I shutdown all guests and copied them off somewhere safe. Biggest VM disk was 1TB. Used pigz to speed up compression when I tar them all up, the 1TB was actually mostly allocation, Not data, which shrinks massively when compressed. linux subsystem was very handy to move back and expand after wiped the disks with windows install. All images needed connecting to new virtual router and reverted to DHCP on NIC and had to be readdressed where I had statics. Windows Admin Center allowed RDP to consoles for all to do this. I have one pc with windows home and edge on it. Had a mix of freebsd, linux and one windows image. Amazingly pain free, faster and solid. Only painful part was the time it took to convert all the virtual disks. I kind of wish I had done this sooner but I think the advent of windows admin center is what made it possible as I can build a guest over web interface just like ESXi from anywhere. I don’t do any hardware passthru so can’t speak to this or complicated guests. If like me your wondering if dumping ESXi for something else because you used the b120i softraid and are too cheap to buy a raid card to replace it I think this is the least worst solution. I was going to try proxmox if I failed miserably but it worked out fine. Found this guide helpful https://www.nakivo.com/blog/how-to-convert-vmware-vm-to-hyper-v/
  26. 2 points
    It does bring many things in to question, I have gone cheap on some things, others not so much. my DVD/BR Rips that make up probably 90-95% of the data usage I do not want to have to replace but I can consequently I have a RAID 6 array, the critical data is on RAID1 as for losing a RAID on rebuild, its an old fear mongering article but it gets the point across is this one below. it explains the math behind what happens https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/ Obviously it did not/does not stop working but the efficacy of it as data protection becomes a greater and greater issue as storage devices increase in size
  27. 2 points
    Bump this topic:) So I upgrade my microserver 8 to xeon 1270v2, and decided to install active cooling I try to won on ebay Scythe Kozuti, but oops. And then read this topic and bought Noctua NH-L9i. But things about to install it on cable tire not good. So I found a guy with milling machine, and he made a "short" legs for L9i Original nocuta upside, milled - below Cooler perfectly fit on board using Noutua screws with additional spacers from tray side (hello HPE with non-standart 1155 dimensions). And don't forgot remove nuts for original heatsink from motherboard tray. Cooler connected to case fan connector with Y-splitter.
  28. 2 points
    Yeah lets be fair, you say to their credit, if they hadn't been caught out then we'd all still be in the dark, they didn't do this through choice, someone somewhere at WD made the call not to inform the customer.
  29. 2 points
    Hi all, Here's a guide I would like to share around Windows Storage spaces and creating a 4x drive Parity pool In a nutshell I have Windows Serer 2019 and storage space parity pool running very nicely on my Gen8. Here's the configuration I used and How to copy my setup. (I still believe ZFS or UnRAID are far better choice as a filesystem on these limited servers, but if you need Windows like I do, then storage spaces can be an excellent alternative.) This is my "best effort" guide and by no means perfect. It does however yield excellent results for both read and write speeds. Gen8 Microserver 16GB RAM CPU Stock for now (1270 V3 on it's way) Disks 4x 3TB WD NAS drives in front bays SSD - Samsung Evo 850 265 First lesson, DONT use the Windows GUI to create the pool or Virtual disk as the GUI applies terrible defaults that you can't edit and will ruin performance. Also make sure you're on the latest version of Windows server as a LOT has changed and been improved recently. You must use PowerShell. Terms: PhysicalDiskRedundancy - Parity Columns - 4 (The data segments stripped to disks. Should match your 4 disks) Interleve - 256K (The amound of data written to each "column" or disk. In this case 256KB interleave gives us a 64K write to each disk) LogicalSectorSize - 4096 PhysicalSectorSize - 4096 REFS/NTFS Cluster - 64K Overall configuration: 4 drive file system, one bootable SSD in RAID mode. BIOS setup initial F9 into the BIOS and set the B120i controller into RAID mode F5 into the RAID manager and create 1 individual RAID0 logical drive for the SSD Set the SSD as the preferred boot drive (Yes in the same screen) Set the cluster size to 63 Enable caching Windows install Install Windows 2019 Server Standard GUI edition from ISO Offer up the B120i RAID drivers via a USB stick so the wizard can see the SSD RAID0 drive. Filename p033111.exe (Have them extracted) Windows update and patch and reboot BIOS setup post windows Once windows is up and running go back into the F5 RAID manager and finish the setup of the 4 front drives into 4x RAID0 Check the SSD is still set as the preferred boot drive (Yes in the same screen) Set the cluster size to 63 Windows config of storage spaces At this point you should see 4 individual drives ready to be used as a Storage pool Try to set each disk to have a cache (Not all drives support this) Win + X to open the side menu Device Manager Expand Disk Drives Right Click the "HP Logical Volume" for each drive Check - "Enable write caching on the device" (If it doesn't work don't stress, it's optional but nice to have) Powershell - Run as Admin Determine the physical drisks available for the pool we're about to create Get-PhysicalDisk | ft friendlyname, uniqueid, mediatype, size -auto Your output will look something like this, so identify the 4 drives that are the same and take note of their uniqueID Mine are the bottom four drives all 3TB in size friendlyname uniqueid size ------------ -------- ---- SSD HP LOGICAL VOLUME 600508B1001C5C7A1716CCDD5A706248 250023444480 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 600508B1001CAC8AFB32EE6C88C5530D 3000559427584 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 600508B1001C51F9E0FF399C742F83A6 3000559427584 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 600508B1001C2FA8F3E8856A2BF094A0 3000559427584 HP LOGICAL VOLUME 600508B1001CDBCE168F371E1E5AAA23 3000559427584 Rename the friendly name based on the UniqueID from above and set to "HDD type" Set-Physicaldisk -uniqueid "Your UniqueID" -newFriendlyname Disk1 -mediatype HDD You will need to run that 4 times with each UniqueID code and create a new friendly name for each drive. I called mine "Drive 1, Drive 2" etc Set-Physicaldisk -uniqueid "600508B1001C2FA8F3E8856A2BF094A0" -newFriendlyname Disk1 -mediatype HDD Set-Physicaldisk -uniqueid "600508B1001CDBCE168F371E1E5AAA23" -newFriendlyname Disk2 -mediatype HDD Set-Physicaldisk -uniqueid "600508B1001CAC8AFB32EE6C88C5530D" -newFriendlyname Disk3 -mediatype HDD Set-Physicaldisk -uniqueid "600508B1001C51F9E0FF399C742F83A6" -newFriendlyname Disk4 -mediatype HDD Verify the disks have been set correctly The following example shows which physical disks are available in the primordial server and CAN be used in the new Pool. You're just checking here if the friendly name renaming worked and they are all set to HDD type. Primordial just means on your local server and available. Get-StoragePool -IsPrimordial $true | Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object CanPool -eq $True You should see your four drives with nice names that you set like "Disk1" Now find out your sub system name, as we need this for the next command. Just take note of it. Example "Windows Storage on <servername>" Mine is ""Windows Storage on Radaxian" Get-StorageSubSystem The following example creates a new storage pool named "Pool1" that uses all available disks and sets the cluster size. New-StoragePool -FriendlyName Pool1 -StorageSubsystemFriendlyName "Windows Storage on Radaxian" -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True) -LogicalSectorSizeDefault 64KB Now create the Virtual Disk on the new pool with 4x disks and Partity set correctly. (This is critical to do via PowerShell) New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "Pool1" -FriendlyName "VDisk1" -ResiliencySettingName Parity -NumberOfDataCopies 1 -NumberOfColumns 4 -ProvisioningType Fixed -Interleave 256KB -UseMaximumSize Those two commands should complete without error, if they don't go back and check your syntax Go back into the Windows GUI and open this Server Manager\File and Storage Services\Servers You should see the Storage pool listed and the Virtual disk we created in the previous steps. Storage pool - Pool1 Virtual Disk - VDisk1 Select Disks in the GUI Identify your new VDisk1 and right click it. Set to Online, this will also set it to use a GPT boot record On the same screen in the below pane Volumes Click TASKS and select "New Volume" Select REFS and Sector size of 64K Enter a volume name like "Volume1" or whatever you want to call it Select a drive letter such as Z (You can use NTFS here for slightly better performance, but I'm sticking to REFS as it has some benefits) You'll now have a Storage pool, Virtual disk on top and a volume created with optimal settings Go back into Power Shell Enable power protected status if applicable (Just try it, no harm) (Ideally here you should have your server connected to a basic UPS to protect it from power outages) Set-StoragePool -FriendlyName Pool1 -IsPowerProtected $True Check if the new sector sizes of Virtual disk and all relevant settings are correct Get-VirtualDisk | ft FriendlyName, ResiliencySettingName, NumberOfColumns, Interleave, PhysicalDiskRedundancy, LogicalSectorSize, PhysicalSectorSize Example output FriendlyName ResiliencySettingName NumberOfColumns Interleave PhysicalDiskRedundancy LogicalSectorSize PhysicalSectorSize VDisk1 Parity 4 262144 1 4096 4096 You're done.... enjoy the new Volume. At this point you can share out your new Volume "Z" and allow client computers to connect. Some other commands in Power Shell that I found useful Get more verbose disk details around sectors. Get-VirtualDisk -friendlyname Vdisk1 | fl Get-PhysicalDisk | select FriendlyName, Manufacturer, Model, PhysicalSectorSize, LogicalSectorSize | ft Check if TRIM is enabled. This output should be 0 fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify If TRIM is not enabled, you can set it on with these commands fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify ReFS 0 fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify NTFS 0 Check the Power Protected status and cache Get-StorageAdvancedProperty -PhysicalDisk (Get-PhysicalDisk)[0] Once your data has been migrated back to your new pool from backup, make sure you run this command to "spread out the data" properly. This command rebalances the Spaces allocation for all of the Spaces in the pool named SQLPool. Optimize-StoragePool -FriendlyName "Pool1" I'm yet to get my Xeon in the mail, but once that's installed I think the disk performance will go up even higher as the stock CPU is junk.
  30. 2 points
    Lots of data in this article: https://www.servethehome.com/surreptitiously-swapping-smr-into-hard-drives-must-end/
  31. 2 points
    They didn't say anything about resilvering... which puts any drive that's being added to an already utilized RAID volume.into a relentless write task that consequently puts a strain on any SMR drive. It doesn't matter if it's in a datacenter or a home NAS scenario.... resilvering works the same way and puts a lot of stress to the drives in the volume. This is classic bait 'n switch, WD. Not good.
  32. 2 points
    Red NAS Drives SMR versus CMR I've investigated this a bit further and came up with the following conclusions. Western Digital is not transparent with any of this information - so this is based just on what I found 1. The WDx0EFRX drives appear to be the older model - I purchased WD Reds in 2013 and they match the 2013 datasheet. Ditto for some 3TB Reds I bought in 2016. As recently as the 2018 datasheet, WD listed WD40EFRX drives in their NAS datasheet. However, this was the first appearance of the WDx0EFAX drives in 10 and 12 gig sizes 2. Their latest datasheet, published in December 2019, lists both WDx0EFRX and WDxEFAX models for Reds. Interesting differences in Cache and speed listed between the two without explanation. 3. Amazon and others still have WDx0EFRX and WDx0EFAX drives listed separately, I purchased a "spare" WD Red over the weekend - it arrived today and is a WDe0EFRX model. 4. Qnap has a hardware compatibility list - My NAS, QNAP TS451, does not list WDx0EFAX as a compatible drive. It does have WDx0ERX spelled out. 5. On the Synology compatiblity list - the WD60EFAX and the WD20EFAX are listed as SMR Drives The following is not verfied - but was mentioned in the QNAP and Synology Forums. The WDx0EFAX drives may have been modified thru cache to give SMR drives better compatiblity with RAID. here is a link to the datasheets I've found https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EcjO5Pih7BilAshWhYcxbG6pFTwWWAOj?usp=sharing
  33. 2 points
    https://www.woot.com/plus/microsoft-surface-books-surface-pro-4-tablets?ref=w_cnt_gw_dly_wobtn
  34. 2 points
    I had the same problem. The solution that worked for me was to change the Power Regular Settings to "OS Control Mode" in ILO. Hope this helps.
  35. 2 points
    I want a video, then when it all goes tits up he can at least upload it to Youtube
  36. 2 points
    I am interested in (old style): - motherboards/NIC's for 10GBE (especially with AMD CPUs) - computer cases for lots of disk, say 12+ … and anything in the 'Home and Family' topic series. Have a nice show! 🙂 PS trying to update my next door neighbour's 2009 laptop (Windows 7, HDD) to Windows 10 as I write.
  37. 2 points
    Use a VPN if possible, there are quite a few vulnerabilities in the RDP stack so we have closed it for clients unless they specifically sign a waiver
  38. 2 points
    For the last 10 years or so, Ive been using Onenote to help manage these things. Ill download the manual, info etc. Scan receipts into the folder I have a separate page for each appliance Since its on onedrive, its available where ever i go With regards to extended warranties, i think of them as very limited insurance policies against the loss of the object. In the great majority of cases, its not a good deal. They offer it to you to make money Beware of confirmation bias. The handful of times it comes in handy are far more memorable than the majority of times it was a waste of money
  39. 2 points
    Windows download link https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_71b9ad7e388d434fb62f7542e3 Entitlement is *not* required, despite what the page says. To update without booting from iso, or from OS, you can extract the CPQJ0613.684 file from the exe with 7-zip and upload it to the ILO firmware update page instead. A reboot is required to activate or display as the new version
  40. 2 points
    The problem was infact the power management! PEte_79 is a god!
  41. 2 points
    Just in case anyone has this problem, the solution was to install the latest Broadcom drivers - I used this https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=cn7mv&oscode=ws19l&productcode=poweredge-r430 and I am now down to around 2-3% cpu at idle. No idea why the Broadcom NX1 driver (cp031155) from the hpe site had such high cpu. -Jim
  42. 2 points
    I have an X3421 Gen10 Microserver w/ stock 8GB RAM running Windows Server 2019 Eval. I did the standard install, then added HyperV and container support. This isn't part of a domain - nothing is set up beyond the initial install and normal Windows updates. The boot disk is an MX500 SSD attached to SATA5 with 2 4TB 3.5" drives in the cage. I was seeing ~20% CPU utilization for the SYSTEM process and ~22% for SYSTEM INTERRUPTS. I tracked that down to the vEthernet device. When I uninstalled HyperV and removed the vEthernet device it dropped down to ~12.5% CPU for SYSTEM and ~2.5% CPU for SYSTEM INTERRUPTS. Note that this is looking at the task manager performance tab. If I right click on SYSTEM and select Go To Details it shows SYSTEM taking about 6% CPU and SYSTEM INTERRUPTS taking about 2%. I don't know what causes this discrepancy. Running LatencyMon (for about a 30 second run) shows Highest measused time: 343 Highest reported ISR time: 33.8 (storport.sys) Highest reported DPC time: 212.3 (ndis.sys) Total hard page fault: 26 I'm not sure how to track down the source of the SYSTEM process CPU usage. I don't see anything unusual in the event logs. Truthfully I'm more concerned about the SYSTEM CPU usage, but both seem high to me for a server that is basically just sitting there. Is there something strange going on or is this just the cost of running Server 2019 on a relatively low performance CPU? This server is replacing Home Server 2011 on a MediaSmart EX495 and idle CPU on that was about 3-5%. I have installed bios ZA10A360, chipset driver WS2012R2_W8_1, AMD Chipset Graphic Driver 17.1.1, and the Broadcom NX1 driver (cp031155) - all from the HP site. Not sure what else to try. Is this normal for Server 2019 with no load? Thanks in advance for any advice, -Jim
  43. 2 points
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  44. 2 points
    Mirror the files on your Mac to your server and save $9.99. I have been charged $9.99 for my server and it is not so horrible that I will start fresh elsewhere. I have 2+ TB at crashplan and brief research shows that it won't be cheaper elsewhere. I agree that it is sad that the $2.49/month honeymoon period is over.
  45. 2 points
    Well for one it can open any port it wants, if it's compromised it can open any port to any service and you are non-the-wiser to it doing it. Beyond that let's say there is a web service on something, let say a security camera. The web service itself is legit, but it uses UPNP to open a port to itself for easy access for you, but you may not want that and when it does that lo and behold your security camera is now on the internet for anyone to access. I hope you can and have changed that password and its not just an open stream, not to mention the poor security and updates on these kinds of devices to start with. If you leave the door open for what you want, you also leave it open for what you don't want. Better to have a little manual work to forward those ports and manage the allowed connections and be more secure than 90% of people than to be one of the 90%. Excluding big companies, high-value individuals and alike that are targets in and of themselves for a hack, the best security you can have is being harder to target than the next guy, most of these people who want to build SPAM networks want to get as many endpoints, not penetrate the hard ones. Bit like the old story, I do not have to outrun the tiger, I only have to outrun you
  46. 2 points
    My server rack in the basement is a hot mess. I decided to fix it up a bit and am splitting it into a few phases. I just finished phase one and thought I would show you. Here is the problem. Rack of wiring installed by someone else. Coax and voice wiring are in a sub rack to the side. I've "borrowed" a few of the voice CAT5e lines to use as Ethernet. My first plan was keep the sub rack and run a cable ladder back and forth but I decided to run a few jumpers up the wall and come in behind the rack instead. That allows me to dump the side rack and leave it as it was when I first saw it. You can see in the photos that I also needed a wire rack on the side to hold some gear. I used to have a pfSense box and some mining rigs as well. Goal is to get it all in the 19" rack. One thing that makes it difficult is I have so many little boxes. HDHomeRun Ooma VOIP box Echo Connect - Hooks the VOIP line into Alexas. Fire TV Recast Netgear Cable Modem Synology RT2600ac Router DS415+ DS218+ Then I have the D-Link 24 port switch and somewhere around here I need to put in a POE switch for the Ubiquiti AP's so they will all be on battery backup. All these little boxes have to go somewhere. Here is the side rack. At this point the cable coming in is jumpered to my great room where the Synology router and cable modem are. I did this in order to use the Synology as the wireless AP. This is the panel I steal CAT5e connections to certain walls too. Also, the voice system for the house is here. I have to inject the Ooma box into the house so we can use normal handsets and answering machine. Here is the hot mess. Speaker wiring mixed with CAT5e. The amp on bottom hooks up to an Echo Dot to do whole home audio with Alexa. The UPS is on the wire rack as well as the NAS's. The HDHR is at the top which is out of frame. Here is phase one complete. I still need to power it all down and get the UPS moved. The HDHR as well. Side rack. I ran an extra CAT5e jumper and it's curled up in front. I may have to rethink this as the jumper on the top right is bouncing from gig to 100mbps. I may have to pull these jumpers all the way back and into the main rack and re-punch them down. My concern would be them reaching. Here is the new setup. On the top are all the odd shaped boxes. Conect, Recast, Ooma, then below is Netgear Cable Modem and Synology Router. (More on this below) Wiring section. Rooms on the left, boxes on the right. Speaker wiring. NAS section. Phase 2 will be powering it all back down and fixing up some wiring in the back. Power on one side, data runs on the other. Move the UPS, move the HDHR. Also, I may move from the Synology Router to Untangle. If so, I'm going to rack mount a PC and use the Synology router as a spare. I have the Synology wireless on. It's completely surrounded by metal though. Not far from this rack are two heater/AC units and tons of ducting on all sides. That's why wi-fi access points in this room are a waste. The only clients are in this actual room. I have wireless on right now and see if it will work ok with the Ubiquiti system I have on the floors above it. It's not a supermodel but I'm liking it so much better! Suggestions and comments welcome. I used to have a MacBook setup at all times with Ethernet. That way when I came downstairs I had something to do some console work with. I may set that back up at some point.
  47. 2 points
    I couldn't wait. But you guys knew that would happen right? Here it is in the air. Simulated ceiling mount! It's on a microphone stand that is on a high shelf so it's up in the air pretty good. This is on the top floor, middle of the house. Signal reaches all over the top and middle floor. In far off spots it's not great signal but it is there. This is all while two synology devices are blasting PLUS two Orbi units are going full blast. Not bad and I look forward to turn off those devices and just using the Synology as the router. I'll change its SSID and turn it off and turn it back on if I need "admin" wifi in the future. Surprisingly, everything connected to it except my new Pixel 3 XL. It would bounce the connection and if it did connect it would be the "no internet" situation. I tried a lot of settings on the AP itself but finally fixed it by downgrading the firmware of the AP by 2 versions. I should probably report this to Ubiquiti but I'm now busy undoing all the settings on the AP that I tried. I kept a log of it in OneNote though. So far so good. I love the Controller software updates. It has come a long way. I have it on a Windows PC but would like to run the dedicated controller, or cloud key, in the future. I'm taking baby steps but will leave 1U in my rack open for that option. USG router? I'm not sure about that option but will explore it more when I get everything settled. I also need to try the app.
  48. 2 points
    Depending on the area I am trying to cover, mounting a WAP high on a wall can sometimes be easier, mounting a box and running cable, than ceiling mounting.
  49. 2 points
    This is the latest SPP to download. The service packs no longer contain Gen8 updates, so HP releases these "post-production service packs." Funnily enough the 8.1 pack freezes on analyzing system when it runs on both my Microserver Gen8 and DL360p Gen8. So I've manually updated in Windows. http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx?version=Gen8.1 Use this link, click on the appropriate OS you have and then sort by date. https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/driverHome?sp4ts.oid=5390291 My own notes have my server at the following, running Windows Server 2019 Standard. I don't have any "entitlement" but I've been able to download all these updates. Firmware: BIOS: J06 (May 21, 2018) iLo: v2.61 (July 27, 2018) Intelligent Provisioning: v1.64.0.0 (March 2, 2017) RAID Controller HP B120i: v3.54.0 RAID Controller HP P222: v8.32c (Nov 27, 2018) SATA Controller: v0.84 Drivers: Matrox G200eH Video: v9.15.218 (Nov 27, 2018) SAS/SATA Event Notification Service: v.6.46.0.64 (Oct 24, 2016) iLO4 Channel Interface Driver: v3.31.0.0 (Jun 26, 2018)
  50. 2 points
    Probably a historical relic? UniFi doesn't use Java at all. It isn't designed as a standalone a la carte system (buying just one or a few AP's). The key architectural benefit of UniFi is that is uses an Enterprise (some may say "Enterprise-like") centralized management model using an integrated web console to manage all their devices. From a "single pane of glass" you can manage Unifi Switches, Access Points, Security Gateway/Router, etc. Although individual products come close to "best of breed" on their own merits (and most exceed the typical consumer products like Eero, Orbi, etc.) I wouldn't suggest anyone try UniFi unless they are interested in a unified view of their network and/or plan on using at least some of their gear beyond simple AP's. Honestly, the systems to compare it to are Cisco, Open Mesh, Ruckus, Meraki, etc. In that league of product, UniFi is the only one that is widely available to consumers, doesn't require restrictive dealer training/authorization, and be purchased one piece at a time. In the consumer space, it is really suitable for the power user / hacker /expert that hates hardware that hides or limits features, considers the user "stupid" that needs to be protected from themselves, etc. Whereas with a Cisco or traditional gear you are going to have learn a cryptic, proprietary command line language and an entire philosophy of operation to configure and get the most out of the gear, Unifi can be completely installed and operated by very straightforward mobile apps or a nice full-size web browser. Uber users can SSH to any UniFi gear and have direct command line access to a real Unix/Linux kernel - if you know what you are doing, you can install your own modules and reconfigure anything - even things not exposed in the regular GUI web interface. Having said that, many of their products can be used as "dumb" hardware devices if you don't actually configure them (e.g. they have a nice line of 8-port PoE Smart Ethernet switches, but if you just plug them in and use them they work fine as "dumb" switches.) In particular, the AP's by themselves can be set up in "standalone mode" with a few clicks of their smartphone app. You don't get all the benefits of the centralized management system, but you can do it (I say don't; stick with Eero or other things if you aren't going to use real capability of UniFi).
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