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  1. 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.
    6 points
  2. 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.
    5 points
  3. iLO4 v.2.78 available. HPE requires users update to this version immediately. https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/km/product/5390291/Product#t=DriversandSoftware&sort=%40hpescuniversaldate descending&layout=table&numberOfResults=25
    4 points
  4. 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 points
  5. My thorough analysis now complete, I find Windows 11 continues the 'fine' tradition of $MSFT releases: Vista crap W7 good W8 crap W10 good W11 crap To qualify as crap you have to achieve at least one, but preferably more, of: - obsolete a large proportion of the installed base (even though your stated corporate aim is to have the same version running everywhere) - introduce a reduced functionality UI start - promote revenue-earning crapware centre-stage - fail to deliver the most popular enhancements requested by the customer contact programme e.g. tabbed Explorer, ReFS, ... Hopefully Windows 12 will be with us in 2025!
    3 points
  6. 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.
    3 points
  7. ***CRITICAL*** iLO 4 update available here. HPE requires users update to this version immediately. Potential vulnerabilities in network stack. VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5), Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4), and Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3) firmware. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to cause memory corruption. HPE has released updated firmware to mitigate these vulnerabilities. References: CVE-2020-27337
    3 points
  8. What we've learned about the WD red fiasco is that you should be wary of weasel words in the product description and specs '5400 performance class' versus ' drive speed 5400 rpm' Here are excerpts of datasheets from two similar m2 SSD's from Samsung and from ADATA. what's missing from the ADATA that is present in the Samsung document? a description of the actual components ie controller type, Nand and dram type ADATA fails to describe what you are getting. its a marketing brochure, not a spec sheet
    3 points
  9. 3 points
  10. 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
    3 points
  11. 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.
    3 points
  12. 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.
    3 points
  13. 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 😬
    3 points
  14. Are you apologetic because you are truly sorry or that you got caught? - Said every Mom on the planet.
    3 points
  15. Win 11 Forum up and running!
    2 points
  16. 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).
    2 points
  17. I received the card and put it in my server. I can confirm that the card works in the Microserver Gen8!
    2 points
  18. You can only boot from the ODD SATA port if the B120i is enabled. The configuration listed above appears to be all drives configured as individual RAID0. This is a way to use the B120i as JBOD, individual drives. You should be able to shutdown the server, remove the SSD, connect it to a different PC and clone it to a new SSD. Install the new drive in the server and power up. The HP Dynamic Smart Array RAID Controller User Guide is a good resource for these migrations. You may need to use SSA to setup the new SSD, but the server may just pick it up. If you run into an issue you can revert back to the original SSD. Update all drivers and back up all of your data before making changes.
    2 points
  19. The host device has to have a 'esata-p' port to supply power to the client device. The regular esata doesnt have power. I dont have the specs on the n40l, but esata-p ports are uncommon, even back when the n40 was new I still have an external usb drive enclosre with a esata connector. Works great, but usb3 devices have largely obsoleted essta
    2 points
  20. If you are looking to expand storage options on the cheap, this card is very affordable and works wonders! It doesn't need extra power so it makes it ideal to connect to a USB-C Icy dock enclosure or similar. At this point, I just have a USB-C to USB-A hub and a regular HDD dock (USB 3.0) but it works at full speed. I had to do this because if I used a regular (even powered) usb-hub on the 3.0 ports I was getting disks disconnecting all the time. I have it on a W2019 server, no drivers needed. I guess it should be farily easy to pass-through on a ESXi or KVM box. This is the card: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32919110089.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.61384c9b9KW8cQ And the adapter: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32830436685.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.4c5363c0qcqhxZ All the best!
    2 points
  21. Does your Vizio TV have an HDMI port with ARC? ARC is audio return channel. It is what allows audio from the TV to be routed to the soundbar. You would simply use the ARC port from the TV to the Soundbar input (I believe) and then connect your Blu-Ray to another HDMI input on the TV. When you view anything on the TV the sound would be routed thru the ARC port to the soundbar. Your other choice is to use an optical link between the TV an soundbar. Blu-Ray still connected to the TV. I am guessing at this point because you didn't say what you have actually tried and what the specific model of your TV is (so I am guessing what ports are available).
    2 points
  22. A while back, I mentioned in a post that QNAP has a switch in its backup program to allow a USB drive to be ejected after a backup - This was a handy way to disconnect a backup, thus protecting it from a ransomware attack. ( or so I thought) I had wondered if there was a way to "reconnect" the drive - so I wouldnt have to go down to the server and manually turn my backup drives off and on again to reconnect. couldnt find a way at the time. Well a user on the QNAP community forum found a way, I came across this post from last fall - quote Logging in to the NAS via ssh and entering the commands: CODE: SELECT ALL echo 0 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/2-1/authorized echo 1 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/2-1/authorized makes the "ejected" USB drive reappear just as if it had been unplugged and replugged, including the start of an Auto-Backup job that has been defined for that disk, if any. Incidentally, this means that an "ejected" USB backup disk is not safe from crypto trojans. So always disconnect your backup disk physically after running a backup! unquote I tested it this evening and it works !! I had to enable SSH logins , Not a linux command line guy at all but it worked 1st time I tried it. I've since disabled SSH logins. Qnap is linux based so this may work on other systems The reason I mention this is the caution that he gave at the end. If a command line newb like me can do this, a ransomware jockey could easily "wake up" all the usb drives hooked up and left powered on your NAS. For what its worth - what I have been doing is - I put the backup drive on a smart switch ( I use TpLink Kasa). When I want to backup, I turn on the drive remotely - when it is completed and ejected from the system, I switch it off remotely. with a incremental backup , this is typically within an couple hours. I do a full "offline" backup about once a month - so I havent gotten around to automating this any further. - I guess I could use something like IFTTT or something.
    2 points
  23. I first boot into the bios and verify that all the memory and drives that should be present are recognized. also verify that the correct boot disk is selected. If this checks out, I boot into a USB stick using A light Linux distro, if it boots, check your original boot drive is readable - might be time to replace the hard drive from a hardware perspective, If I need to open the case, I will reseat every connection and test. next step would be to try a different power supply at some point, if its an arcane hardware failure, on a low end system its time to replace imho. good luck and if you find the cause let us know
    2 points
  24. @Daveis correct. QNAP has what you want. https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/ts-451a
    2 points
  25. This offline SSA is from 2019: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_40057c5bb50b4197af4afdf478
    2 points
  26. I would check all of your existing WD Reds to see if you have any that are SMR drives. SMR should not be an issue with DrivePool, but you never know. Even though WD owns Hitachi HGST I find their drives to be consistently good. Toshiba drives are good, specifically their NAS drives. Seagate NAS drives like IronWolf seems to be doing well. Best price per TB is buying WD externals and shucking them, but you can never be sure of what you will get. Depending on the drive model and the system you are putting them in, you may need to modify the 3.3v pin. I needed to add some drives to existing arrays, I picked up some 6TB SAS lightly used for $65ea and some 4TB SAS used for$35 a few months back. At some point I am sure I will get burned on used/refurbed drives, but so far so good.
    2 points
  27. This is the go to link you need with a tonne of information in for all things Gen10 Plus. https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-ultimate-customization-guide/ I’ve not had any temp issues running an E-2246G and mine is under a good amount of load 24x7.
    2 points
  28. Hey Callihan, Although I don't own a Synology that can utilize NVRAM caching, one thing is for certain and that is, that when dealing with smaller files and a lot of r/w's, caching will improve speed ALOT. If you're acessing smaller files on the NAS, it's not the network speed that is the bottleneck but your harddrive's seek-time. You can easily get a factor 10 in speed improvement on a daily basis. However, if you copy a 4Gb video file, you won't get much improvement from the cache. If I had the oppertunity to add caching to my DS620Slim, I would not hesitate to add the extra cache. Br, Bjorn
    2 points
  29. good thing they tested the update beforehand!
    2 points
  30. 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
    2 points
  31. 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".
    2 points
  32. It's really amazing. I just fired up my old HP MediaSmart EX490 server (which was in fully working condition, just no longer in active duty). Then I went to \\HPMEDIASMART\Software\Home Server Connector Software folder. Installed the WHS Connector software. After a brief "Hey, you need .net framework "-installation", the client was installed., It detected my HP MediaSmart server right away and asked if it should back up the PC. I then went to the WHS Server Console, selected the PC and clicked "Backup now". And it worked! My PC is now backed up. The server is based on Windows Server 2003 and it can still back up an almost brand new Windows 10, 1909, 64-bit PC without any complaints at all. I think it is amazing.
    2 points
  33. 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.
    2 points
  34. i have some notes but dont remember what they mean i believe you will figure it out http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mcp/ hp-health HPE System Health Application and Command line Utilities (Gen9 and earlier) hponcfg HPE RILOE II/iLO online configuration utility amsd HPE Agentless Management Service (Gen10 only) hp-ams HPE Agentless Management Service (Gen9 and earlier) hp-snmp-agents Insight Management SNMP Agents for HPE ProLiant Systems (Gen9 and earlier) hpsmh HPE System Management Homepage (Gen9 and earlier) hp-smh-templates HPE System Management Homepage Templates (Gen9 and earlier) ssacli HPE Command Line Smart Storage Administration Utility ssaducli HPE Command Line Smart Storage Administration Diagnostics ssa HPE Array Smart Storage Administration Service NOTICE: The health/snmp functionality was moved to the iLO card on HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. The hp-health, hp-snmp-agents, hp-smh* and hp-ams debs are only to be installed on Gen9 servers and earlier. Gen10 users, please subscribe to "11.xx" or "current" repositories. Gen9 users, please use "10.xx" or earlier. Subscribe Deb-based systems to the mcp repository Cut-n-paste the following section (substituting distribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mcp.list on your system: # HPE Management Component Pack deb http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mcp dist/project_ver non-free Where: dist buster, bionic, xenial, trusty, precise, stretch, jessie, squeeze ---- hp-ams is in jessie project_ver current, 12.00, 11.30, 11.21, 11.05, 10.80, 10.60, 10.50, 10.40, 9.50 Install the HPE public gpg key http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/keys Enroll keys for DEB-based systems Issue the following commands to enroll all keys on your deb-based system: curl https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/hpPublicKey2048.pub | apt-key add - curl https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/hpPublicKey2048_key1.pub | apt-key add - curl https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/hpePublicKey2048_key1.pub | apt-key add -
    2 points
  35. Where else can you compliment someone on their "nice rack" these days
    2 points
  36. schoondoggy

    RAM

    No it is not. That is registered memory. This server does not support registered memory.
    2 points
  37. 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.
    2 points
  38. It appears that should work, as it is unbuffered and ECC The MS Gen8 does not require HP branded memory.
    2 points
  39. I have run four consumer grade SSD on it.
    2 points
  40. 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/
    2 points
  41. as long as it doesn't block airflow in the case you will be fine. I've attached SSD's with double sided tape to inside and lived
    2 points
  42. 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.
    2 points
  43. The spec sheet for the Dell XPS 8700 shows that the SATA ports are SATA 3.0. https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_xps_desktop/xps-8700_reference guide_en-us.pdf The 860 EVO is a very good drive. You may need a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter to mount it. https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_xps_desktop/xps-8700_owner's manual_en-us.pdf
    2 points
  44. https://www.woot.com/plus/microsoft-surface-books-surface-pro-4-tablets?ref=w_cnt_gw_dly_wobtn
    2 points
  45. Good overview: https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-v-gen10-hardware-overview/
    2 points
  46. In theory It should work with a SATA m.2 disk yes as it uses a SATA controller what I assume @schoondoggy was referring to is a HBA adapter that allows for actual SATA disks to be added
    2 points
  47. 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.
    2 points
  48. Hello, I found this and 3D printed this, not a great design but it does the job. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3205477
    2 points
  49. 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
    2 points
  50. 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
    2 points
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