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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.
    5 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Are you apologetic because you are truly sorry or that you got caught? - Said every Mom on the planet.
    3 points
  8. 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
    3 points
  9. It's not a server unless it sounds like a wind tunnel
    3 points
  10. 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 exis
    2 points
  11. 8TB drives in service here ... ... as a BIOS machine the 1st (boot) disk must be <2TB ... ... but declaring other disks with GPT partitioning ... ... the sky is the limit.
    2 points
  12. 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 an
    2 points
  13. 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 hesit
    2 points
  14. Just updated to ESXI 7.0 Update 1. No problems whatsoever. Do note that i'm using a E3-1265L V2 cpu.
    2 points
  15. 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
  16. 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 wer
    2 points
  17. MS Gen8 only supports 8GB UDIMMS
    2 points
  18. Lycom DT-130 has arrived, wish me luck.
    2 points
  19. 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 70
    2 points
  20. 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.
    2 points
  21. Where else can you compliment someone on their "nice rack" these days
    2 points
  22. schoondoggy

    RAM

    No it is not. That is registered memory. This server does not support registered memory.
    2 points
  23. 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.
    2 points
  24. 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
  25. It appears that should work, as it is unbuffered and ECC The MS Gen8 does not require HP branded memory.
    2 points
  26. Sorted it. I created a UEFI boot USB and it worked.
    2 points
  27. 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 powersh
    2 points
  28. I'd take the 1265, it has hyperthreading and runs cooler. Bit more useful info here on ARK. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=65734,65728
    2 points
  29. 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
  30. 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 pro
    2 points
  31. 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 fo
    2 points
  32. 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
    2 points
  33. Lots of data in this article: https://www.servethehome.com/surreptitiously-swapping-smr-into-hard-drives-must-end/
    2 points
  34. 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 dat
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. https://www.woot.com/plus/microsoft-surface-books-surface-pro-4-tablets?ref=w_cnt_gw_dly_wobtn
    2 points
  37. iLO 2.73 released https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_ba3437a6c8d843f39ab5cace06 UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS: OPTIONAL ***ATTENTION*** Note for ESXi users: If you are booted from the Embedded SD Card, it is strongly recommended that you reboot the server immediately after updating the iLO firmware. FIRMWARE DEPENDENCY: Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends the following or greater versions of iLO utilities for best performance: - RESTful Interface Tool (iLOREST) 2.3 - HPQLOCFG v5.2 - Lights-Out XML Sc
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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 mon
    2 points
  42. Hey Dave, A few things that might help and others: Haven't used the UDM yet (I'm waiting for the UDM Pro which is still in final beta), but... My understanding is that you can restore a CloudKey controller backup to the UDM built-in CloudKey. Personally, in your configuration, I wouldn't physically reconfigure and move coax feeds and equipment. I would install the UDM in the basement replacing existing gear with just a simple cable swap. Sure, you're wasting the built-in AP, but everything else is much more straightforward. Theoretically, you should be ab
    2 points
  43. 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
    2 points
  44. 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
    2 points
  45. 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
    2 points
  46. Everyone has access to HPE support for drivers. BIOS downloads require a warranty or service contract. I think the Server 2016 driver will work https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_4360dc484acb4f8badf3d9ea42
    2 points
  47. 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.
    2 points
  48. 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 de
    2 points
  49. 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 sa
    2 points
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