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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 2 points
    LOL, I know I am digging old dirt here but I am in the exact same situation as the OP. My V1 server has been chugging along for over 10 years total now. Seven years since I rebuilt it on new hardware. Just got a 918+ from Adorama this week. Working on it now. The only thing I am likely not migrating to the synology is my weather station. I think I will put that on a pi.
  5. 2 points
    Sorry, I should have asked for a picture sooner. That module is registered memory. The chip in the middle is the register/latch chip: The part number, OWC1333D3ECC8GB, is a UDIMM, but the DIMM they sent you is a RDIMM. They have mislabled the part.
  6. 1 point
    The onboard RAID is implemented with the Marvell SATA controller. Four SATA 6Gb/s ports AHCI or RAID 0-1-10 no cache.
  7. 1 point
    How long is a piece of string? at work I have deployed VEEAM infrastructure (just like 90% of people) that backs up not via SMB but directly. It has multiple snapshots on some replica's of highly important servers, and multiple backups 21 daily Weekly active full's backups Long Term Storage via iSCSI( so it is vulnerable to attack there but they actually have to get access to the server) Daily's for 1 week 5 weekly's 4 Monthly's 5 Quarterly's 8 Yearly's Offsite 15 Days Home I have a similar system Daily PC backups VEEAM Agent for Windows Time Machine for Mac Data Sync'd to NAS Websites Downloaded via scripts to Local Storage NAS Syncs to 2x Offsite 2 Disk NAS' (Mirrored Drives) at two different sites, each store's 8TB OneDrive (each user's one drive is Mirrored to the NAS) Backblaze B2 (Selected this one as I can order a disk with all the data on it unlike many of the other providers) USB HDD This has a TP-Link Kasa plug that turns off and on as required, the Synology ejects the disk once it completes the backup and the plug turns off at a pre-determined time, it turns on about 30 minutes before the backup is due to start so the disk is physically off most of the time. I would like to have it so the Synology sends a command to the switch (lets say 5 minutes) before the backup job starts (could use a wait command) that turns it on, and then another that runs after the job is complete to turn it off but I have not worked this one out yet and Synology have been no help, they just do not seem to be able to grasp the concept of what I want to happen or that I want to run pre-processing and post-process jobs Servers are backed up via VEEAM Now I have a better link I may send these off to the offsite backups above
  8. 1 point
    I didn't see a post or sticky for introductions, so I figured this was probably the best place to start. Hi. I'm Ryan. I've been a HSS/RESET listener for a few years and have lurked the forums off and on and finally feel like I need to become a bigger part of this community. I'm going to paste my profile bio below and then expand on that a little bit. " My passion for tech started with our first family computer sporting a 66MHz CPU and 400MB harddrive. Discovering the world of DIY PCs in the late 90’s led me down an educational, then professional, path in the IT field, and soon I was modifying mice to add cooling fans, cutting up side panels to install case windows, and wiring in automotive LED and EL lighting products to enhance the aesthetics of my builds. There was no looking back. " As stated above, I work in IT full-time and have been involved in the enthusiast PC industry since the late 90's as both a consumer and journalist. I've had my hands on, and in, everything from low-level consumer gadgets to enterprise-level storage systems from today's biggest manufacturers. That being said, I'm definitely not an expert at everything, but I've experienced a lot. I've been a bit hesitant to hop into the cryptocurrency realm, as I have always kicked myself for not buying in when BTC was at around $20 and thinking that it going up to $50 made it way too expensive to get into. That hurt just typing that out. Listening to Dave and others like Jim and Mike over at Home Gadget Geeks has me wanting to get in on the action, so here I am. Sure, there are nearly endless subreddits and blogs I could check out and comb through to learn from, but I've always been a fan of traditional forums and the communities they build up over time. Plus, I already have a feel for what this community is like having been a listener for so long. Thanks for having me, and hope to see you on the boards!
  9. 1 point
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-10tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/6278208.p?skuId=6278208
  10. 1 point
    You can fit two 15mm 2.5" drives side by side on the bracket. You can't stack a 7mm and a 15mm as it would be too thick. You could mount one 15mm and mount two 7mm (stacked) next to it. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have other questions.
  11. 1 point
    yes I understood the command. About the drives, now that I checked and reconnected the cable, I see the 4 drives. I found the old version on the broadcom website, now time to flash !! It worked, I flashed 7.39.00.00 version through freedos on the microserver. Thanks for yout help!
  12. 1 point
    Here is a search string I use in ebay: 16gb 2x8gb ddr3 ecc -reg -registered -non -register Look for 12800 or 1600 for speed, no registered memory. I would look at this pair: https://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-2-x-8GB-Super-Talent-W1600EB8GH-DDR3-1600-ECC-Server-Memory-RAM-R754/264307150169?hash=item3d89ef0d59%3Ag%3Atw0AAOSwrIpcyy-S%3Asc%3AUSPSFirstClass!55016!US!-1&LH_BIN=1 If you have questions about certain modules post them here before you buy them.
  13. 1 point
    Nice HBA for MicroServers four internal and four external ports: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAS9207-4I4E-LSI-6GB-S-8-PORTS-PCI-E-3-0-SAS-SATA-HOST-BUS-ADAPTER-LP/253937005699?epid=1342137380&hash=item3b1fd33483:g:oIcAAOSwPF9chG3U
  14. 1 point
    The first WD 4TB Red I installed in my WHS2011 DrivePool on January 30, 2014 is going to be retired. DrivePool was sending me Smart Warnings via email regarding excessive head parkings. I yanked it out and replaced with a WD 6TB Red. Got 5+ years out of the WD 4TB Red so that's not bad! My very first WD 3TB RED is still going strong in my DrivePool -- it's got to be pushing 6+ years now. Currently, my DrivePool is made of 6 drives, all Reds: 1 3TB, 4 4TB, and now the single 6TB.
  15. 1 point
    But then what will I do when you guys are asleep lol
  16. 1 point
    Saw this when it came out. Other manufacturers are stepping up with discounts as well. I saw an Orbi discount somewhere. New eero haters gotta get something new!
  17. 1 point
    I love Untangle. Switched from Sophia UTM way back when (lost track of time). Mainly use IPS, tunnel VPN, Adblock, OpenVPN and Tunnel VPN. Have not attempted any sort of users of family profiles of any kind.
  18. 1 point
    ADATA Ultimate SU650 2.5" 960GB SATA III SSD $99.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820215327&Tpk=N82E16820215327 Wow, 960Gb for a hundy!
  19. 1 point
    Used Aruba S2500 switches give you a lot of feature and function for the money. The POE versions, S2500-24P and S2500-48P, support 802.11af and 802.11at. Both models include four 10GbE SFP+ ports. There are several threads on using them in the home. The 48P sells on eBay for around $100. The 24P was around $75 but they seem to be around $100 as well. Not as cheap as the ProCurve, but 48 ports could be an easy way to consolidate switches if you are running multiple switches.
  20. 1 point
    https://mega.nz/#!9jADwaaL!TmHFMBFw7ts74U5MdgyycEXxASVSKIjOlJBrGAw8JnU sorry i didnt see your post you should have pm'd me like J.M. did
  21. 1 point
    Early last year I purchased my first HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer (“MicroServer”) and wrote about some of the things I did to build-out my MicroServer after flashing the modified BIOS from BIOS-MODS. After building-out my second MicroServer that summer and the many things I’ve learned over the last year I felt it was time to re-visit and re-fresh my first Blog. Contents: HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer Check the Stock BIOS Flashing the BIOS Step-By-Step Guide Step-By-Step Guide – Critical Path Check List Modifying the BIOS Conclusion Reference = = = = = = HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer The HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer’s I purchased came with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB Seagate HDD, and a 150W power supply. One was part of a combo package that included Windows Home Server 2011. Check the Stock BIOS One thing I found useful: With my first MicroServer I didn’t check out the Stock BIOS in the MicroServer before flashing it and afterwards I wished I had -- before flashing the BIOS of my second MicroServer I pulled the HDD that came with the MicroServer and the first time I powered-up the MicroServer I hit F10 and checked out what was in the Stock BIOS. In summary, when I first powered-up and hit F10 the MicroServer was configured with: · The stock HDD was removed (no HDD’s were in the MicroServer) · The Stock 2GB RAM was in the MicroServer · No PCIe cards were installed · A monitor, USB keyboard & mouse was attached to the MicroServer · Nothing else was attached to the USB ports · The NIC was not plugged into the network Figure 1 shows the MAIN screen of the Stock BIOS. Figure 1: MicroServer "ROM-BASED SETUP UTILITY" Main Screen -- Stock BIOS Flashing the BIOS Caution: This isn’t a project for the inexperienced or faint of heart because you may be voiding any warranty you have as well as easily destroying or bricking your entire system. Proceed with the steps in the following reference links and Figures at your own risk. In the original HP MicroServer N40L Build and BIOS Modification I wrote how I flashed the modified BIOS from BIOS-MODS to my first MicroServer using John Zajdler’s, @DieHarder on twitter, Diehard in the HomeServershow.com forums, guide and suggestions. DieHard is a rock star! I followed his notes and suggestions and had no problem flashing BIOS-MODS modified BIOS that would unlock many of the hidden features on the MicroServer – especially enabling me to set SATA port 5 (the mother board port for the ODD (“Optical Disk Drive”) if installed) and port 4 (the eSATA port on the back of the case) to AHCI and at a higher port speed than it’s default. At that time I downloaded HP’s SoftPaq from cvscorp, prepared a bootable flash drive and copied the file over from BIOS-MODS. Since that time the Forum thread started by DieHard has grown, as of this writing, to over 15 pages and 290 messages and continues to grow. When issues surfaced on cvscorp’s availability last year DieHard made copies of the necessary files available from his SkyDrive account (Get Flash.Zip & SP54344.exe). With the Flashing of the BIOS for my second MicroServer I wanted to document my experience and put together a step-by-step guide that was all in one place, starting with the original HP BIOS. Step-By-Step Guide At HP’s webpage, Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant MicroServer (For USB Key-Media), download the file SP54344.exe to your laptop or desktop (I used my Windows 7 Professional Desktop Machine) and follow HP’s instructions to create a USB that can flash your BIOS. HP Installation Instructions (changes made to improve clarity, check the WEB Page above for the original full text): USB Key - HPQUSB.exe is a Windows-based utility to locally partition, format and copy necessary files to a USB flash media device (“USB Key”) through the Windows environment. The created USB Key is made bootable and ready to locally restore and/or update the firmware (“BIOS”) on the system. 1. Obtain a formatted USB Key. 2. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on a Microsoft Windows system and change to that directory. 3. From that drive and directory, execute (Figure 2) the downloaded SoftPaq file: Simply double click on the SP54344.exe file and follow the installation wizard to complete the SoftPaq installation process. At the end of a successful installation of the SoftPaq a web page will automatically appear to provide you with a link (Figure 3) to create a USB Key – alternatively, after the successful installation of the SoftPaq you could change to the directory the SoftPaq was installed to (default is C:\SWSetup\SP54344) and either execute start.htm in that directory or HPQUSB.exe in either C:\SWSetup\SP54344\Flat Files or C:\SWSetup\SP54344\USB Key directories. If you followed HP’s instructions (above) you would have created a USB Key for re-installing the factory BIOS currently on your N40L. This may be handy to have on a spare USB key, so set it aside and create a second USB Key with the Factory BIOS installed on it. That first USB Stick that you created and set aside can be used as your System Recovery Key if you’re system should fail to Boot after attempting to Flash the BIOS. Figure 2: Executing SP54344.exe -- just follow the wizard for SoftPaq Installation Figure 3: Web Page that appears at end of SP54344.exe SoftPaq installation -- click Launch HP USB Key Setup Creation Utility – HPQUSB.exe Figure 4: HPQUSB.exe HP USB Key Setup Creation Utility Startup Screen showing the creation of two different USB Keys that worked Figure 5: Two USB Keys (Flash Disk & USB Drive) have been prepared by HPQUSB.exe and are ready to flash the Factory BIOS Figure 6: File Explorer Detail View of USB Drive showing 11 Files with System Files Hidden then File Explorer Detail View of USB Drive showing 15 Files with System Files Un-Hidden -- Prepared by HPQUSB.EXE in Figures 2-5 above on 1/31/2013 Figure 7: File Explorer Detail View of Flash Disk showing 8 Files with System Files Hidden then File Explorer Detail View of Flash Disk showing 11 Files with System Files Un-Hidden -- Prepared by HPQUSB.EXE in Figures 2-5 above on 1/31/2013 Note: I don’t know why the USB Drive and the Flash Disk file counts are different but they both worked. To flash the Modified BIOS ("BIOS-MOD") you need to first get the BIOS-MOD -- you can follow DieHard’s link to BIOS-MODS thread for the HP Proliant Microserver AMI BIOS-MOD and in Post: #5 of that thread Camiloml attached the file that you can download, o41072911mod.rar, or just click on this direct link to the zipped file o41072911mod.rar -- o41072911mod.rar is what you want. Un-zip it with Winzip or some other SW package and you’ll have the file o41072911mod.rom, thanks to the hard work of the people at BIOS-MODS! Rename o41072911mod.rom to o41072911.rom. Replace the file O41072911.ROM on your second USB Key created by HP with o41072911.rom – (IMPORTANT: the ROM file begins with the letter Oh, NOT the number Zero – this simple error has been the genesis of many crash and burns during attempted Flashs. Another big danger is a power interruption to the MicroServer during the Flash – attach your MicroServer it to a Uninterruptible Power Supply (“UPS”) if one is available during the Flash. Another common problem has been an incompatible or just plain bad USB Key. For other failures or issues check HP’s Troubleshooting guides.) The uncompressed o41072911.rom is also in Diehard’s SkyDrive folder Flash. Now, with your USB Key with the BIOS-MOD ROM file replacing the Stock/factory BIOS ROM (notice the file names were the same and they are the same size) you can flash your BIOS per HP’s instructions: “Insert this USB Key into the USB Key port of the system to be updated and power the system on to boot to the USB Key”. I created my USB Key with the BIOS-MOD on my Windows 7 Pro Desktop Machine. I’ve used 2 different Lexar 8GB sticks, a Team Fusion Plus 8GB stick, 2 no-name complementary 0.5GB sticks from an Alumni group, and 1 no-name 1GB stick I got at a trade show – all worked for me. In preparation to Flash with the BIOS-MOD I had the MicroServer in the following configuration: · The stock HDD was removed (no HDD’s were in the MicroServer) · The Stock 2GB RAM was in the MicroServer · No PCIe cards were installed · A monitor, USB keyboard & mouse was attached to the MicroServer · Nothing else was attached to the USB ports · The NIC was not plugged into the network With the MicroServer turned off I inserted the USB Key, the one I had created with the BIOS-MOD added, into the top USB Port on the front of the MicroServer and, after plugging in the power cord, I turned on the MicroServer. NOTE: The process will begin instantly: If the USB Key is in a USB port on the MicroServer when you power it on – the whole process is automatic – as soon as the USB Key is seen during POST the MicroServer will begin to flash your BIOS – and will need roughly a minute or more to complete the process and finish to the C:\> prompt. This is how the process went for me (times in seconds) after first checking that all plugs and cables were connected: _0sec Press power button to energize the MicroServer 10 HP ProLiant MicroServer Splash Screen 13 Splash Screen Blanks out 15 BIOS Starts initializing Processor, USB Controllers 20 2GB Memory detected 25 Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices 28 Screen Blanks out 30 Screen Flash then blanks out 32 Post Prompts displays – dots count across screen to 35 Sec Mark 37 Copyright Screen displays and indicates config.sys/autoexec.bat are about to execute 39 DOS Command Shell copyright displays and loading ROM Image notice displays 42 Screen fills with characters 46 C:\> is displayed at bottom of screen (See the Video I recorded of the BIOS-MOD Flash) The Flash of my second HP MicroServer with BIOS-MOD was complete at the 46 second mark. Caution: DO NOT power down the MicroServer before you see the prompt. After you’ve powered down the MicroServer then power it back up (or simply hit Cntl-Alt-Del to restart the MicroServer) and hit the F10 Key to get into the BIOS and check out the new things that are visible. The MAIN screen of the Modified BIOS from BIOS-MOD will appear as shown in Figure 8. Figure 8: MicroServer "ROM-BASED SETUP UTILITY" MAIN Screen -- Modified BIOS Notice the difference between Figure 8 and the Stock BIOS shown in Figure 1 with the additional BIOS Tabs of PCIPnP and Chipset. BIOS-MOD doesn’t modify the Stock BIOS except to make visible code that was already in the Stock BIOS but had been hidden. Step-By-Step Guide – Critical Path Check List Caution: This isn’t a project for the inexperienced or faint of heart because you may be voiding any warranty you have as well as easily destroying or bricking your entire system. Proceed with the steps in the following reference links and Figures at your own risk. ______ 1. Get Systems ROMPaq Firmware file SP54344.exe from HP HERE ______ 2. Get BIOS-MOD o41072911.rom from BIOS-MOD HERE or BIOS-MOD HERE or BIOS-MOD HERE or Diehard’s SkyDrive folder HERE ______ 3. Change to directory where you downloaded or copied SP54344.exe in step #1. ______ 4. Double-Click to Execute SP54344.exe – follow installation wizard to create a bootable USB Key (for best practice for disaster recovery create an extra). ______ 5. Copy o41072911.rom (that you got in #2) to USB Key (from #4) – you will want to replace the original O41072911.rom from HP ______ 6. Move the USB Key (from #5) to any available USB port on the MicroServer. ______ 7. Turn on the MicroServer and wait for the C:\> prompt. ______ 8. Remove the USB key -- Reboot or power cycle the MicroServer and hit F10 to enter the ROM-BASED SETUP UTILITY – success will look like Figure 8. Modifying the BIOS Starting from the MAIN screen shown in Figure 8 above and using information I had found at Message #1217 and NAS Build Guide I moved through a number of screens to set Ports 4 & 5 to use AHCI and set all Ports to be external SATA Ports (basically enable hot swap). From the MAIN Screen I went to => Chipset Menu => Southbridge Configuration => SB SATA Configuration => and set the following: OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled] OnChip IDE Type [IDE or Legacy IDE](1) SATA IDE Combined Mode [Disabled] -- sets Ports 4 & 5 to use AHCI SATA EPS on all PORT [Enabled](2) -- sets all Ports to be external SATA Ports SATA Power on all PORT [Enabled] Notes: (1) OnChip IDE Type can be set to IDE or Legacy IDE – I have one MicroServer (WHS-2011) set to IDE (see Figure 9) and the other (S2012E) set to Legacy IDE (see Figure 10) and haven’t noticed a performance difference between the two, YMMV; (2) setting all Ports to be external SATA Ports will make all of your Ports to be Hot Swappable – this is something you would need later if you want to use the Port Multiplier functionality of the eSATA Port (Port #4) – there are registry hacks that will remove the hot swap functionality from specific Ports but I didn’t bother, again YMMV. A link to the steps outlined by Alex to enable the Port Multiplier on the eSATA port can be found in Useful MicroServer links and References that highlights the necessary posts to read in the thread Successfully enabled Port Multiplier on eSATA. Depending on your planned setup you may not want to Disable SATA IDE Combined Mode – LoneWolf found that disabling SATA IDE Combined Mode also disable the ability for the MicroServer to see his HP Smart Array P410 Hardware RAID controller. YMMV. Figure 9: "OnChip SATA Configuration" Configuration OnChip IDE Type [iDE] Figure 10: "OnChip SATA Configuration" Configuration OnChip IDE Type [Legacy IDE] Finishing up my modifications in the OnChip SATA Configuration screen I returned to the MAIN screen. From the MAIN Screen I next went to => Advanced => IDE Configuration => and set the following: Embedded SATA Link Rate [3.0Gbps Max] -- forces the SATA Ports to run at 3.0Gbps Max mode Figure 11: Forcing Embedded SATA Link Rate to 3.0Gbps MAX Be sure to SAVE your changes when you EXIT the ROM-BASED SETUP UTILITY! Conclusion After flashing the BIOS-MOD and making a few minor changes in the BIOS I was ready to add additional RAM, OS drive and OS, internet cable connection to the onboard NIC, data drives, PCIe cards and many more things to this great little box. Currently, I have one MicroServer in production with WHS-2011 (Figure 12) for my home files management and providing a bare metal backup of my client computers. Figure 12: HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and Server Backup Drive connected to Power Meter (reading 64.1W) Parts List of MicroServer (my First MicroServer) Current Configuration in Figure 12 · HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer with 1GB RAM and 250GB HDD – Combo offer with MS WHS-2011 – after flashing the Modified BIOS the Stock 2GB RAM was replaced with the Kingston (below) – the Stock 250GB HDD is not being used in this configuration · MicroSoft Windows Home Server 2011 64-b · Kingston 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G · WD PCIe USB 3.0 Card · Icy Dock DuoSwap MB971SP-B · 18” SATA Cable – I used straight ends not angled but any quality cable should work ok · eSATA to SATA Cable – Tripp Lite Model P952-18I 18” SATA to eSATA · Adaptor: StarTech 6” 4-Pin Molex to SATA 15-pin Power Cable · OS Drive: Crucial M4 256GB SSD · Data Drives: 5*ST3000DM001 – 4 in Main Drive cage and 1 on top in the DuoSwap · Server Backup Drive: WD20EADS in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU3 USB 3.0 External Enclosure – because of WHS-2011 Server backup limitation to 2TB only critical data is backed up to the external drive. · StableBit DrivePool -- Folder duplication turned on for all Server Shares · StableBit Scanner · Allway Sync Pro – keeps all Server Shares sync’d to another Server A place to start reading up on the many capabilities and possibilities of the MicroServer is the page of Useful MicroServer Links & References. Next check out the threads at HP MicroServer for answers to just about all questions about MicroServers, but if you don’t find a thread addressing your specific issue be sure to start a new thread and list your question. Reference · HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer Tear-Down · HP MicroServer N40L Build and Bios Modification <= The Original · Installing Windows Home Server 2011 on a SSD in a HP MicroServer · A Look at Seagate’ FreeAgent GoFlex 4TB External Disk Drive & Western Digital’s USB 3.0 PCIe Card in a MicroServer · The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B in a MicroServer · Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer · Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer · Modified BIOS for MicroServer N40L Enables Hidden Features – This is DieHard’s Forum Thread that started everything – This thread is worth taking the time to read in its entirety – lots of valuable information including information about capabilities in the BIOS exposed by the BIOS-MOD like S3 and USB 3.0 that are NOT available/supported in the hardware – read the thread. · More Interesting MicroServer Links – This Forum Thread has important links to information and Video’s – take the time to check out all the links – lots of valuable information.
  22. 1 point
    I think you will like this one. I'm talking to QNAP, Wyze, and Ring on the show floor of CES 2019. The audio has been cleaned up so it doesn't sound terrible like most show floor interviews do. Let me know if you have any questions.
  23. 1 point
    This is an interesting topic and one that is near and dear to my heart, I thrive for the best performing network I can have. "Mesh" has its place. Why are you only looking at Netgear? Nothing wrong with them and there Orbi product is top notch and was the one to beat according to reviews last I check. Have a look at Synology RT2600ac router found here, They also have MR2200ac found here. The MR220ac can be teamed up with the RT2600ac to create a "Mesh" network or 'stand a lone' It has a lot to offer and work great and has great reviews. I am a Synology fan boy and for good reason. 1) They have one of the nicest user interfaces. 2) they have a package center to enhance the functionality found here 3) they are always updating the OS and pushing security updates. 4) It just works. 5) Safe Access. 6) Reports 7) You can setup user profiles, By device or by user. 8 The list is just some of what you can do, There is plenty more. If you have any questions let me know.
  24. 1 point
    It's the most important post covering CES. The swag bag review.
  25. 1 point
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and also the Gen 8 Server. I've updated the Ilo and was wondering what other updates I should do ( no warranty or service plan) I've included a screenshot of my system. Thanks Catherine
  26. 1 point
    thanks for sharing that. your contributions here are vast and definitely appreciated by myself and I am sure others as well. many of us really want to know how things work and what is possible with the stuff we have. given I had actually experienced a double-bit memory error on one of my servers, I am sure I have been saved from the impact of a single-bit error or two as well. I for one really prefer to use the ECC memory where I have functionality I consider important. but that is my personal choice. thanks!!!!!
  27. 1 point
    Happy new year everyone. I'm headed out to CES tomorrow and I'll be looking at this section for anything you might be interested in. Post a news story, link, or whatever you find from all the CES announcements. I'll also be sending out photos and info on Twitter if you like that sort of thing. http://twitter.com/mccabeio I try to keep it to a minimum. I don't tweet a whole lot. I'll copy the email that went out to the forums down below. That's it, post what you find interesting or let me know something to go check out for you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy New Year! The new year is off to a great start in the RESET forums and I hope you can drop in and participate. The new year always starts off fast and furious for the RESET community. CES 2019 begins January 8th and I'll be heading out there to see a few things. This year I would like you to participate! I have created a new section in the forums for CES 2019. You can get to it here - https://homeservershow.com/forums/forum/207-ces-2019-coverage/ If you see anything announced that looks cool please drop a post in this section. I'll use your posts to go see what is new. Also, if there is something announced that you want more information on let me know. I'll put a post in there for you to do so. If you have any questions for Synology, QNAP, Seagate, ASUS, Gigabyte, Dell, LG, DJI, or any other company you are interested in please let me know! I'll also be dropping in a few posts when I can. I also plan on getting a few videos out for you. Drop by the YouTube channel and Subscribe! RESET YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/davidmccabe RESET Podcast Are you listening to and subscribing to the RESET Podcast yet? Give it a shot. Subscribe here - http://reset.fm/ The past two shows - RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review RESET 55 - The ASUStor AS4004T 10Gbe NAS Review That's it! Thanks for reading down to the bottom! This is a simple e-mail list of only the members of http://homeservershow.com Forums. Your address has not been sold and never will be. There are no tracking mechanisms in this e-mail and I won't be gathering any data via your clicks. It's just a little information from the forums. If you really don't want to receive any more you can update your preferences here - https://homeservershow.com/settings/ Click Notification Settings. I won't send out a lot of mail (last one sent was April 2018) but I like the idea of being able to tell you about community events. Thanks for being a HSS/RESET member. - Dave
  28. 1 point
    Happy New Year to you too Dave ... … you lucky bastard! I'm interested in computing and gambling so if I wasn't so lazy I'd be joining you in LV!! Trouble is it would be my last trip anywhere and I'd have to buy the return flight ticket in advance 😉 If this is the 'what do you want me to look at' post: - networking vendors: WE WANT AN AFFORDABLE 10G SWITCH to go with our Aquantia 5G and 10G NIC's, can't you even manage say 4/5 ports? That's not going to ruin your datacentre/cloud business anytime soon. - NAS vendors: if a 4-bay unit with 10G costs $400, can we have an 8 bay unit for $500 (it's largely more metal) and a 12 bay unit for $600 … or else we build a real computer with a fast CPU and an Aquantia 5G NIC for ourselves - motherboard vendors: more offerings with 5G, 10G and Thunderbolt already - case vendors: what is taking you so long to provide an affordable case with 12 or 16 by 3.5" disk bays (we don't need 2.5" 'cos those drives are expensive and we've put our OS on an M.2 NVME drive .. or a few such with VROC) - DELL/HP: if you actually sold the workstation upgrade kits advertised as 'SKU for installation by the customer/user' rather than locking them away you would sell more workstations and parts and make more money - HP/DELL/MICROSOFT: why don't you offer consumer PC configurations with the OS on a small SSD and 2/4 disks with REfS as a premium device (let engineering not marketing decide the price)? Have a nice show.
  29. 1 point
    Still going great !! I just use the Windows Defender but am open to better suggestions.
  30. 1 point
    I got into computers because of bad handwriting ...... in eight grade, Sister Mary Perpetua ( real name) took me aside one day and said " Alfred, you are a good boy and will do well in life. However, you need to take a typing class in high school...." so a year later, as a freshman I was the only boy in a class of 150 girls ( 1971) in a typing class fast forward to college, I was working as student lab technician, when the Prof I was working for found out I could type. So I was immediately assigned to type and retype IBM punch cards for a Fortran Program he was working on. I had to submit the cards for input into the University main frame between midnight and 4 am so he could get main frame time for free. Fast forward to my first job - as a newly minted engineer, I was the youngest person assigned to a project to computerize the manufacturing systems at my factory - My Boss had heard that I had " computer experience" His computer literacy was so low that he had his secretary print out his emails, so he could respond in handwriting and have her reply for him , so typing in punch cards was magic to him at this point, I decided I had better get into this computer thing and bought my first computer, an Atari 800 followed by a used IBM PC 5150 a few years later.
  31. 1 point
    I'm running 6.7 U1 without any errors. Used underlying commands via SSH to host. 1) esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient 2) esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20181002001-standard \d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml 3) esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient Reboot Note: Build number after U1 is actually 10302608! Above build 10764712 is with critical update ESXi-6.7.0-20181104001-standard.
  32. 1 point
    Basically prioritizes traffic on the network
  33. 1 point
    IT mode or JBOD makes this an eight port SATA controller. All the drives are seperate/independant of each other.
  34. 1 point
    It should work. Could be a good way to use some of the smaller mSATA drives I have lying around. A mSATA drive in this should be more reliable than a plain USB drive, different FLASH technology.
  35. 1 point
    Hi there I’m not familiar with the Nighthawk unfortunately, but after doing a quick google search it looks like the logging you mention may only be live monitoring (ie it doesn’t output anywhere) and it also doesn’t support SNMP with the default firmware so you can’t extract any port data and output to a logging server. You could try a DD-WRT or Tomato based firmware if available for the Nighthawk which may have some monthly monitoring tools? You probably also want some network traffic blocking tools - after all it’s one thing to see you are approaching the limit and asking your kids to stop using YouTube for a bit until the next billing period, but it’s a nothing making sure they actually listen to you!! I’m not on a capped product fortunately but I do monitor my traffic through SNMP and capture it on LibreNMS - have been running it for a few months now and is quite insightful! The SNMP stats are pulled from a Ubiquiti USG gateway which also provides some stats on usage (but frustrating doesn’t provide any time range on the data displays) to target where the main usage is coming from (my family appear to be addicted to social media and network monitoring this period!!)
  36. 1 point
    the new black looks really good, I will be checking it out but not sure I will be buying one...I went back to thinkpads, been rocking a x1 yoga 14 for over a year now and debating getting a 6th gen x1 carbon while they are on sale...I do like the aspect ratio of the surface pro better though, it's just my vision is not as it once was ...ahhh getting old
  37. 1 point
    That happens with the latest mpt2sas rom. You need to flash an older version. Search my post history for details, I’m on my mobile so I’m not able to atm.
  38. 1 point
    This one is not $300 but overall is a great value given what it has. I have been running this one since it was released and I love it. Has a lot of room for expansion. I have 5 devices with 10G NICs hooked up to it. https://amzn.to/2Ntcx0B
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    I put it on the screen grab - set to 4.x which is the lowest 6.7 will allow you to go to. It may work on a higher one (perhaps to 5 - I’ve never tried) but it definitely doesn’t work on 6.7 as the disk image doesn’t recognise the new versions of ESXi
  41. 1 point
    Don't forget the ST button! It's a cool addition to the platform. https://amzn.to/2Qk3psH
  42. 1 point
    BestBuy has a 'new' WD 4TB portable for $84.99 (plus tax). https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-4tb-external-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive-black/5792405.p?skuId=5792405
  43. 1 point
    I would think LSI firmware would be best.
  44. 1 point
    Hey RESET Forums, One of the updates I ran on the forums recently changed some guest permissions so I have been finding guest posts here and there. You will know when you see them, they are total spam, and usually the username says Guest - Melissa or something like that. Alert me with the report post button if you see something like this and I'll squash it. I've since went through all the permissions and removed guest posting. Thanks! Dave
  45. 1 point
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  46. 1 point
    So much fun for the family. I love dogs that like to swim and even better is one that likes to swim and be on a boat.
  47. 1 point
    I've got several days of footage for a few new time lapse videos. Mostly the concrete guys laying forms but today they started the concrete and will finish tomorrow. Should make for a nice video.
  48. 1 point
    used to be my neighbor was on the village council. he was able to get the fire department to fill his pool from the hydrant. that went fast!
  49. 1 point
    I get that feeling with almost everything HP does.
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    That normally indicates that the system is right on the edge of compatibility. In this case, the RAM detection routine is sometimes getting the proper responses from the RAM sticks in the alloted time slot, and sometimes it's not. You may be able to get the system to consistently detect the RAM by changing the RAM timings and/or voltages in the BIOS. I used to do this when I was an overclocker. I would increase the clock rate of my system and it would become unstable, sometimes detecting the RAM correctly, sometimes not. I would set the system back to defaults, then boost the voltage to the RAM and/or change the RAM timings, then increase the clock rate again and try another boot. It was a processof trial and error.
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