I’ll update this blog once it arrives and I have tested it! is it just the drive not working? 2x 2½” SAS 146GB drives (I bought them cheaply) which fits nicely instead of the ODD bay. I have found your blog, as well as the subsequent discussion/answers, extremely useful. Comparison between Gen10 and Gen8 MicroServer. If money were not a consideration I’d get the E3-1265L v2. Daniel, i just checked out your link (after my last post). Just watch the temperature and if it starts to get hot disable one or two cores to bring it to 35W or get a fan. I ran using standard celeron with hyper-v and a DC and an Exchange 2013 up all the time. Flashed v1.32 yesterday – still the same issue. On the nas4free front, it installed very easily but I’m not finding the performance great with the two VMDKs in a ZFS mirror. 60 € VB 61239 Ober- Mörlen. One thing I’ve always wanted to do is team the gigabit NICs on my desktop and the server and see if I can get around 150MBps transfer rates between them. Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, I’m looking forward to what the market will bring in the Microserver realm. I have run a stress test with stress linux from a bootable usb and after 30 minutes stress test it does not seem to go over 58 C according to LM sensors so I think I am safe, never the less I woul like to be able to monitor my temps in ESX which depends on the ILO. P422 has two internal SAS connectors. I’ve noticed my fan goes between 32 % and up to 50 %. Video card Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 128bit PCIe 2.0 it is compatible with the PCIe slot from microserver gen8 ? If you use the HP ESXi installer, the driver is included; otherwise the ‘generic’ ESXi installer from VMWare does not include the driver and the RAID will not work. 4. In the meantime I ran some tests with stress linux and with a windows live CD and prime95 and had some contradicting readings. I then installed an OS and began to set things up. As you are looking at noise levels, too – any specialties you have configured to mute the server? HP ProLiant DL360 G7 1U 64-bit Server with 2xSix-Core X5650 Xeon 2.66GHz + 32GB RAM + 4x146GB 10K SAS HDD, RAID, NO OS 4.4 out of 5 stars 19 More Buying Choices $139.99 (12 used offers) I have the Gen8 GT1610), 16gb of HP ram, 4 x 2TB WD Reds (NAS class drives). I’m confused. Virtual-APIC Page Accesses With 32-Bit PAE Paging May Cause a System Crash. Wattermeter shows G2020T and E3-1240 has same watt. 3. I want to direct pass through my storage drives to a freenas VM under ESXi? A customer advisory will be released in the next weeks. Maxed it out for 6h with turbo switched on also server is fully loaded 4 spinning rusts 1 SSD 1 PCIE Dual port gig card and Micro SD card power not a problem and CPU Temp maxed at 60c. Oh my, why didn’t I think of that, doh :O) I’ll take a look at that as soon as possible and return with the result. :), Yea, I guess so. At least not for home consumers. Thanks, useful to know, although i’ve sorted it now. You’re welcome Jared. I am back with an update. The stock heatsink is quite good with the hotter CPU’s, plus these newer gen CPUs are quite energy efficient and therefore also produce less heat than the previous gen, Aww, that’s bad news. - Festplatten-Interface: SATA. Or buy a new RAID card. The temps are pretty good, this server is more heat efficient than the old gens because the case is metal, not plastic, allowing heat to escape more easily. EN 61000-3-3, Is this side bracket sold anywhere? The best way to do VT-d is to pass a RAID controller to the VM, I’ve use the IBM ServerRaid M1015 flashed into IT mode which is less than $100 on eBay. Until Kingston releases 16GB UDIMM Dual or Single Rank (Not Quad rank), there is no possibility in getting 32GB of RAM. Natürlich ist jeder Hp Proliant Microserver Gen8 Xeon sofort bei amazon.de im Lager und sofort bestellbar. HP Smart Array P410 512MB/BBWC However, sometimes the system will not boot up with the LSI installed; it continually reboots after the POST screen. But I’m unsure of how I would do this. Can you confirm that the cable you’re linkin to, is long enough when using the ODD caddy? If the SSD fails all the array configuration and data is stored on the 2TB spindles so it would just be a matter of re-installing OmniOS and re-importing the pool. The common i3/i5/i7 parts don’t support ECC. If it is at least 15mm tall, with your pictures seems to be a bit taller, you can attach a Cablematic VU81 Cooler desigend for LGA-1156 processors. I don’t have the experience with ESXi either to know if it could be ESXi tricking me. I had given up on the PCI graphics passthrough but it sound like you cracked it. Microserver Gen8. Hi Frank, Frank, I’ve used an M1015 (no raid 5) and an HP 410 (no raid 5) which I still use, without any issues. I have changed the SATA power to a Molex to fit my needs. I’m new to this world, so any ideas are welcome. I have four disks, so RAID 6 is not an option, unless disks plugged in using USB can count in and be set up in RAID? I find it to be noisier than it should be but I don’t hear it with the armoire doors closed. If I enter Intelligent Provisioning or RAID setup during bootup, the fan goes down to 6% fan speed. It was also how long it took for the CPU temperature to stabilise. Ben, been really good reading your article, sime great ideas, hower some time has elapsed since it first started and I see the gen 8 1610T is back on for a good price but as most if the Xeons v2 listed are now end of life what would a modern alternative that works well be please? If so, are you getting a correct temperature read out on the CPU? HP Enterprise MicroServer Gen10 For Small Business, AMD Opteron X3421 Up To 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, No HDD's Included, P04923-S01 (Renewed) Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Ultra Micro Tower Server - 1 x Xeon … That’s one thing I don’t like about ilo… The risk of dealing with licensing when your server goes down and you really need it.. Supermicro motherboards with ipmi don’t require any licensing. I’m surely not pleased with the server being so loud, since dbA is specified to 21. So I am not sure what is the correct reading. Still investigating 2. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ECC: Yes But they cost the same as a Gen8 Microserver off ebay. How have you guys installed either a SSD or ODD? p.s. there is a power cable but it’s a mini 4-pin designed for the DVD drive. Great information about the new Gen8 microserver! From the KB article from VMware in regards to this issue, it is mentioned that GPT could be the cause, and access to a CLI and throwing in some commands, could solve it. The license itself never expires neither do the functions you get with the license! Well, at least when the Gen9’s come out I’ll have a license I can apply. We all have this issue :(. Please do let us know if you get the LSI working in PCI passthrough with ESXi; I couldn’t get my LSI card (9240 flashed into LSI 9211 IT mode) working in passthrough mode on ESXi 5.5. If you do install a fan let me know how it goes, I may do the same thing. John – Please keep us in the loop with your findings. If I buy the 1220v3 CPU then I can apply the included passive cooling and heatsink on it or do I need to buy anything extra besides the CPU (new heatsink or passive cooling)? G1610T, G2020T, E3-1230 V2 and E3-1220L V2, etc. Thanks for the offer, Frank. Has anyone installed a non-demo license and had it persist (or even a demo one)? Thanks, perhaps I wasn’t clear what I wanted to do…. Jacko, The question is what SSD/HDD do i must use? The server will be basically to house all the family media and stream stuff to TV’s as and when necessary. |:-). I’ve seen the same thing. Is it recognized by ESXi 5? Always glad to be on the bleeding edge, I’m getting a lot of hits for this post, I probably should put some ads up. Either the site filtered it out before, or I forgot to add it :), I don’t think there’s any link filtering, everyone’s initial post gets stuck in a queue which I approve every couple of days then after that you’re a trusted poster. I’ve got the Celeron processor, running Plex on Ubuntu 14.04LTS on ESXi. And no, you can’t configure RAID in vSphere. It feels like a proper HP Proliant instead of a plastic Dell! You can also take some power from the standard molex which are located under the metal where ODD is located. After 4-5 years the first one fails. It’s a bit expensive but if it works it is worth the money. Super, it was very helpful while choosing a processor upgrade for my Proliant Microserver Gen8. Interesting, do you think that’s because of the PSU not adjusting? In Denmark where I live the price is really not that much higher for the 1230 though and I tend to believe the 1220 are just lower quality 1230 so they have HT disabled (just my personal opinion mind). Comment added: 12/4/2013 10:14:57 PM Hard to see on the picture, and can’t see it from the description. I apologize for not making follow-up posts. Have no idea performance wise, which one I should go for. Thanks for the help! HP Microserver Gen8 - 16GB ECC RAM - XEON 1240V3 CPU: Condition: Used. I found some more 2x16gb ram that I think might work? Ben. Der … HP TPM. I’ve already researched it, but those servers that had a similar issue use different components and are more high end. USB 2.0 equipment work fine in the 3.0 ports. Hp Proliant Microserver Gen8 Xeon - Der absolute Gewinner unseres Teams. (1) HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 w/ Xeon E3-1220L@ 2.3GHz 16GB RAM 4TB 4x 1TBHDD. I am not sure you know that you have another option for RAID card, which is much-much cheaper and gives you 6 Gbps for all 4 HDDs. If no drive is connected to the controller, or it is being operated in an incompatible mode the BIOS defaults to 39% fan speed just to make sure things stay cool. I would like to build 6 2,5 disk inside, and 2 disk in raid 1 for the os, and the 4 3,5 disk so that Will be 12 disks. with VMWare 5.1 (HP image) running, connecting and disconnecting a blank drive on the single SATA position (slot 5) makes the system fan speed up and slow down again some seconds after reconnection. In any case I’m pondering a downgrade just to check. Another Again: ..or just floor space for it to sit on. I was able to pass the B20i using VT-d… I haven’t tried in AHCI mode yet. How much Space are you going to use? With the new Server 2012 R2 we can configure storage tiers that includes both SATA and SSD in order to get the maximum IO possible. But it didn’t compared to when I had an P410 raid controller. You’ll need a rack since its rack mount. Fan right now is 39%. Standard is to use a cable splitting 1 SAS to 4x sata, so both is correct. There is DRAM memory module which contents are retained as long as the battery has some juice left. I can confirm the thing about UDIMM ECC as required. Re RAID cards: The LSI 9240-8i is about the same price new on eBay as the m1015, but it also supports RAID5. Hp Gen8 Microserver - Die preiswertesten Hp Gen8 Microserver unter die Lupe genommen! so does exist any BIOS mod to run that feature? Looks like someone got the Xeon E3-1265L to work: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5895-potential-cpu-upgrade-options-for-microserver-g8/?p=65644. Here’s the thing: the Celeron doesn’t appear to really “support” it, either, looking at PCI capabilities. Do you need ESXi 5.5 by the way. Are you able to passthrough mouse and keyboard, i.e. Why are you thinking of a fan with the new CPU installed? Have you considered enabling turbo mode again? The cable can be hacked outside of the house. You can see the temperatures bumped up but still within specifications. The twin 500GB disks have run 24×7 for 4 years now, so time to upgrade to SSD maybe. I will let you know once I obtain the iLO license as I am waiting for the dedicated HP PS1810-8G switch for this small beast. My E3-1265LV2 is in the mail… this time Intel should be thanking you for my purchase! Seems their 16GB modules have been approved for Atom C2000 based systems, so maybe worth to hang on for a box based on that platform. Bummer. I tied my fan speed to 12v molex. 4x 2TB WD20EARX Funktionsfähig. This entry shows up 3 times, then 13 hours after the third occurrence I get: But this was only a day after the initial license install (and less than a week after it was generated at HP’s web site). Only one PCI slot. I’m selling the HP Microserver (with Xeon processor) on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271475895778&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123. Do you think its possible to make use of the onboard intel GPU via the VGA? I just hate to cut the wires from factory. but error “An iLO Advance License is required for continued use after server startup” is prompted. Hmm, 4 internal and 4 external as stated by EDBPriser: http://www.edbpriser.dk/i-o-hub-og-kort/hp-smart-array-p222-512-with-fbwc-id-6721241.aspx, 1 internal and 1 external as stated by HP: http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product.aspx?sku=10389147&pagemode=ca.