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  1. 4 points
    The correct answer to the OP question is of course N+1 Where N is the current number of servers owned
  2. 4 points
    7.39.00.00 mptsas2.rom = fine 7.39.02.00 mptsas2.rom = nmi P20 is fine Just update to 20.00.07.00 and use the 7.39.00.00 below with it https://mega.nz/#!VjYSlIDK!-M6Gt0UJOi_-DBCLC2sN-fTFUx3jeJSm2E9Rtk3En60
  3. 3 points
    Here is Ruby! She is a hound dog mix. Not exactly sure what breeds as she is a pound puppy. She has a howl to her her bark for sure. Dumber than a box of rocks but very loyal and obedient.
  4. 3 points
    Two 1080ti one 1070ti, and three 1060s. 2600 sols/s and costs about $90/month to run
  5. 2 points
    Hello, So, after several days of testing various different configurations, creating custom ESXi install ISOs and numerous reinstalls, I've managed to get ESXi 6.5U1 installed on my Microserver Gen8 and have working HP Smart Array P410 Health Status showing. For those that are struggling to do the same, firstly here's how. I used original VMWare ESXi 6.5U1 ISO, build 5969303 then made the following modifications: Remove driver "ntg3" - If I left this in, I had a weird network issue where Port 1 or 2 would repeatedly connect/drop every few seconds. This forces ESXi to use the working net-tg3 driver Remove driver "nhpsa" - this Smart Storage Array driver is what causes array health monitoring to not work. Remove to force ESXi to use working "hpsa" driver Add the Nov 2017 HPE vib bundles Remove hpe-smx-provider v650.01.11.00.17 - This version seems to cause the B120i or P410 to crash when querying health status Add hpe-smx-provider v600.03.11.00.9 (downloaded from HPE vibsdepot) Add scsi-hpvsa v5.5.0-88 bundle (downloaded from HPE drivers page) Add scsi-hpdsa v5.5.0.54 bundle (downloaded from HPE drivers page) I did the above by getting a basic/working ESXi/VCSA installation and then creating a custom ISO in VCSA AutoDeploy and exporting it. But the same can be achieved by installing VMWare's original ISO and modifying via the esxcli command. I have a SSD connected to the SATA port, onto which I am installing ESXi. The 4 front drive bays are connected to the P410. Configure the Microserver Gen8 B120i to use AHCI mode - the B120i is a fake raid card so only reports physical disks to ESXi. Leaving in RAID mode works but I got a false Health Alert on Disk Bay 5 Install my modified ESXi ISO to the SSD With these modifications I have a working ESXi 6.5U1 on my Gen8 with fully functioning HPE tools and array health monitoring: I also tested disabling the vmw_ahci driver, which is why the AHCI controller shows it is using ahci in the above image. If I pull out a disk to test a raid failure, when the health status next updates I can see a raid health alert in the ESXi WebGUI: However I'm now stuck at the next stage - getting this storage health to pass through to VCSA. VCSA can successfully see all other health monitors (under System Sensors in ESXi) just not the storage, which is the most important. Does anyone know how I can get the storage health working in VCSA? Thanks.
  6. 2 points
    Just in case you are not aware of it yet, a new firmware v2.6 for HPE Integrated Lights-Out 4 has been released. Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately. Install this update to take advantage of significant improvements to the write algorithm for the embedded 4 GB non-volatile flash memory (also known as the NAND). These improvements increase the NAND lifespan. https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=1009143853&swItemId=MTX_3fad75bc084d4a9aa97e68ee98&swEnvOid=4184 Unzip the exe to extract the file ilo4_260.bin. Perform update via ILO's Administration > Firmware > Choose file.
  7. 2 points
    (apologies if this has already been posted!) A few days ago HPE released an updated BIOS, which (when combined with operating system updates) mitigates spectre variant 4, as well as providing the latest microcode from Intel for variant 3a. It looks like anyone can download the BIOS - no entitlement is required for downloading. Links: Linux Windows (x64) Windows (x86) VMware
  8. 2 points
    This is our Niko, a 22-month old Japanese Spitz. Sharp as a whip. VERY playful and always follow us around the house. He always stays in the same room where we are and he can get very protective of us when visitors drop by. The VornaDog, keeping it cool.
  9. 2 points
    Cool! Here’s our now 2 yr old chocolate and tan miniature Dachshund, Chyna. A total of 8 lbs soaking wet and full grown.
  10. 2 points
    I have thirty (30) SDM-MSG8-R4 brackets left in stock. As production has ended on the HPE MicroServer Gen8, I will not be making any more of these. If you want/need one, you should order it now.
  11. 2 points
    I purchased one of these awhile back to play with. Needless to say, I modded it. I upgraded to 16gb of ram (for now). It's got an Adaptec 5805 running 4x2tb disks up front. Mini-sas SFF8087 cable to 4x2.5" sata enterprise grade hdds in the top of the machine I used a couiple of sata power splitters, and it works fine. I don't like CD/DVD roms as they are a waste of usable space & hardware resources, so I bent all of the brackets and guides out of the way to make space for the 2.5" drives. The hard drives sit right in the top tray, flat and clean and don't move around. I set up the 2.5" hdds in raid 10 using the onboard raid controller and installed centos7 on the machine. I configured the Adaptec 5805 + disks in raid 6, installed the adaptec linux software agent, to configure the storage as I didn't feel like rebooting it again, and loaded StoreMan by way of ssh into to the machine using putty and exporting all X11 traffic back to my windows desktop while running xming. Once the volume was configured, I then could see all the drives up front & in the OS which I then formatted as an XFS file system and mounted it. I also added an ASmedia 1062 controller (rev 02) so I could attach esata devices to the server, this card was chosen as it supports 8+ port port-multipliers. I then attached a MediaSonic Probox I had lying around and filled it with 8 1tb hdds to test in a software raid 5 volume. Then I built a bunch of windows vms on it, and loaded win 7 ent/win10 ent and stood them up. A note: If you set the cpu in virt-manager for these vms to use qemu64, they tend to use less CPU resources. Well, it all works fine and has been for a few months now. I do wish the onboard CPU had more cores/threads, but you get what you get. The next time I'm inside the machine (maybe soon) I'll take some photos of what I did to the inside to fit all those disks. With the 5805 I could probably cram 4 bare ssd's with some circuit & heat protection in there by using a couple more sata power splitters and another SFF8087. I don't think there are many people with 12 disks inside one of these things
  12. 2 points
    Connect a network lead to the other port on the back, not the two next to each other. Hopefully you still have access to the luggage tag attached to the rear of the server, you'll need it. Find the ip address of the ilo port, I use Fing app on smartphone, but you can find it by accessing your routers settings. Enter that ip in a web browser, and that should take you to a login page Enter the details from the above luggage tag into the page, and if all is ok, you should have just logged into ilo. Hopefully this at least will let you get to see something...
  13. 2 points
    In AHCI mode the MS Gen8 will only boot from the ODD port if there are no drives in the front bays. There is no boot priority setting in AHCI. Using the B120i you can boot from any drive. You can use a bootloader to use AHCI and boot from the ODD port:
  14. 2 points
    Dockerize everything, I run NZBGet, Sickrage etc all in Docker containers, I have not done Plex yet as I have yet to be bothered to do the migration.
  15. 2 points
    I sat down with @jcollison and talked about Burst HDD Mining. This episode of the RESET Podcast should fill in all the blanks if you have had questions about Hard Drive mining. Please subscribe with your favorite podcast player. RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage. No tech subject is off limits and RESET will get off the rails on other favorites. This podcast is by David McCabe who has been podcasting since 2008 on popular shows such as Home Server Show and Surface Geeks. Listen to RESET via these podcast apps and directories: RESET FM - http://reset.fm/about
  16. 2 points
    Other typical synthetics are: Number of disks owned:desired = 1:2 Amount of data stored:accessed regularly = 10:1
  17. 2 points
    Hi, I'm Italian and I'm using a translator. You should never expose the ILO to the WAN interface (internet).I use a VPN server (pfsense) in my network and connect to it with a VPN client. The ILO has an IP address of my local area network (LAN) and the VPN server routes the remote client into the local network. I think this is the best and safest way to access the ILO remotely.
  18. 1 point
    Have you pulled the video card or checked the BIOS to see that it is set to primary?
  19. 1 point
    Recently tried this with the Bootloader and it worked well, the instructions are a bit complex for me, but I just followed them line by line and it worked. Only issue I had after was it seemed to turn Windows 10 (OS I was using) into a "Windows to Go" version, which disabled hibernation and haven't been able to re-enable it yet. but I do have 4 drives, plus an SSD to Boot, and a Internal DVD drive, so very happy.
  20. 1 point
    https://www.woot.com/(S(llcs5555lvkwgt55rrpkvk2q))/category/tools?ref=w_gh_tg_6
  21. 1 point
    Passive cooler for HP Microserver Gen8 made of Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo 690. Cooler height 33mm. Two radiators - two options: closer or further from the rear connectors.
  22. 1 point
    yup, that sounds about right. It's sad when you have 32TB of data and still need more space. I am getting more and more concerned about backing up the mass, media data as it would take ages to get it all back, never been an issue in the past but in my drive to get rid of physical disks its become more of an issue
  23. 1 point
    Sorry but I have to laugh at this. I just assumed you did the Google search just for grins. Thanks for the laugh.
  24. 1 point
    Your OS choice will help guide the direction you may need to go for more SATA ports. The Marvell based cards are good, but the 88SE9215 cards use a x1 PCIe interface, which could get saturated if you ran four SSD's on it. If you need to add ports and want full performance I would look for a LSI based card. The LSI SAS 9212-4i are affordable.
  25. 1 point
    Honestly, it's not worth the hassle of encrypting the backup drive. Because the problem with doing so, is that the restore image doesn't have the bitlocker code. So you'd need to decrypt the drive first, which can take HOURS or days even. The other option is to create a custom restore image that does include to bitlocker tools, but you're still stuck using command line tools to unlock the drive (rather than decrypting it). So, really, it's a hassle.
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