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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. 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
  3. ***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
  4. 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
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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Are you apologetic because you are truly sorry or that you got caught? - Said every Mom on the planet.
    3 points
  10. Once you got the drive plugged into the router, you probably need to set it up further using the admin pages of your router. I am not familiar with SRM but typically on other platforms, you need to access the admin page to add/recognize the drive, format it, and create a network file share. There may be other steps involved like adding users or setting up basic security for the file share.
    2 points
  11. 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 - qu
    2 points
  12. 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 tim
    2 points
  13. This offline SSA is from 2019: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_40057c5bb50b4197af4afdf478
    2 points
  14. Tom's Hardware ran an article that certain SSD manufacturers are changing the type of NAND flash and SSD controller without informing consumers. The changes resulted in a net loss in performance, something along the lines of a 41% reduction in copy operations as well as a 500MB/s decline in light workloads. The modifications were made after the review item has gotten accolades but without applying so much as a model or SKU change, underscoring these manufacturers' intent to hide it from the public. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/adata-and-other-ssd-makers-swapping-parts
    2 points
  15. 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
  16. Which i3 CPU are you planning to use? The MicroServer Gen8 requires ECC memory, the modules you have listed will not work. You can run four 3.5" drives in the from bays and there is an internal SATA connection to run a 2.5" drive internal. There is room for more 2.5" drives internal, but you would need to add more ports through a SATA/SAS HBA or RAID card.
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Just updated to ESXI 7.0 Update 1. No problems whatsoever. Do note that i'm using a E3-1265L V2 cpu.
    2 points
  22. 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
    2 points
  23. good thing they tested the update beforehand!
    2 points
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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.
    2 points
  27. 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 da
    2 points
  28. 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
    2 points
  29. MS Gen8 only supports 8GB UDIMMS
    2 points
  30. Lycom DT-130 has arrived, wish me luck.
    2 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
    2 points
  33. 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
  34. Where else can you compliment someone on their "nice rack" these days
    2 points
  35. schoondoggy

    RAM

    No it is not. That is registered memory. This server does not support registered memory.
    2 points
  36. 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
  37. It appears that should work, as it is unbuffered and ECC The MS Gen8 does not require HP branded memory.
    2 points
  38. I have run four consumer grade SSD on it.
    2 points
  39. 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
  40. 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
  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. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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.
    2 points
  45. 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
  46. Lots of data in this article: https://www.servethehome.com/surreptitiously-swapping-smr-into-hard-drives-must-end/
    2 points
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. It's not a server unless it sounds like a wind tunnel
    2 points
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