Did you get this working as i have the Xeon E3-1225V2 3.2GHz from a Dell T20 server that I want to put in a Gen8? With your gen8, did you use the HP custom ESXi disks? I would go for an adapter with 2 internal as I have 4 3½ drives + 3x 2½ drives internally in my server. Is it working or should I forget it? I went through every menu option in the BIOS and didn’t see an option like that. I’m playing with XBMC on a Win 7 machine, and I’ve set video RAM to 128MB, but mouse movement and menu handling is really choppy. HI all, i am quite new to the ESXi. HP’s Guide to Gift Giving. As for noise, I personally find it pretty good (bordering on quiet) especially when compared to my ML110 G7. When I did the temperature testing it was without ESXi, just Ubuntu 12.04 directly. one quistion, can you post a link wish cable do i need the buy? Bottom line, if cost weren’t an issue, which of the following would you go with: Here’s a permalink to the spec comparison on Intel’s site: Else, it’s at between 42-48%. Nur mit Rabattcode NBBDINERSCLUB100 und Verwendung der Diner Club Kreditkartenzahlung über einem Mindestbestellwert von 300 €. 5.5 definitely doesn’t work – the release notes detail this. I’m using WHS2011 in hyper-v and want to load on most of my dvd/bd and music library, so in raid10 i’ll get 4tb instead of nigh on 6tb in raid5. THX Morton for your info. The Gen8 Microserver differs from its predecessors by offering a socketed CPU (socket 1155), making user CPU upgrades possible. Search. That’s just sad Frank. – The minimum fan speed is a fickle thing. I’m using a small APC UPS, which I’d strongly recommend to filter out spikes and prevent bad shutdowns etc. VMWare also helps alleviate this issue since you can balloon memory and swap onto an SSD. 3Gbit is more than enough to populate combined bandwidth from your raid setup. But since you added all disks at the same time, odds are that at least one more disk breaks during the rebuild, leaving you with nothing. Okay, sounds great. I would like ask if you can measure distance from mainboard from bottom to max hight of cooler. I too picked up one of these a couple of months ago, and have been experimenting around to find an optimal configuration. Again, after thinking about it, not sure a P410 with extra ram and battery will be a worth while investment, just for raid5. unbuffered, ACPI 2.0b, But maybe ESXi is messing with the RAID in some way. You’re welcome. I have added a Sapphire Radeon HD6450 2GB DDR3 64bit Passive LP and it works whitout any problem. I leave mine on 24/7 because it’s always backing up or ZFS is scrubbing the disks. 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. Comp. a pitty. Here are a couple of observations – all with an AC power meter connected. Yes you could’ve already installed the license haha! Someone on here has the HP P410 card in, any other recommendations please? But now the bios screen says its not the required size hdd in bay 5 (odd)? P410 can also be managed by bios and HP software on the Gen8. Also what benefits do I get using 2 1gb ethernet connections on 1gbps network? 2x 2½” SAS 146GB drives (I bought them cheaply) which fits nicely instead of the ODD bay. The top ODD bay doesn’t seem to room a disk…. What is your % for the FAN ? IF you end up buying a P410 Card you should/must buy the extra ram and battery or the performance from that Card will not be better than the onboard one. Ben, Hi Ben, 1. – 1x Samsung 840 EVO 120GB (In ODD Bay) Elektronik (42) PCs (35) PC-Zubehör & Software (7) Preis - Anbieter. I currently have 5 harddrives in my N36L and would love to be able to transfer the whole raid set to the Gen8. The answer was to delete disk and partitions on the disk. Third-party memory supports 1066 MT/s bandwidth at higher operating voltage (1.5V). What am I doing wrong, or what am I missing? G1610T, G2020T, E3-1230 V2 and E3-1220L V2, etc. Hi, Prepare to be surprised. anyone got it working with this processor? EN 61000-3-2, I was a little worried about the right-angle connector, but it’s flexible enough to not be a problem. Nothing in this letter excludes or limits any right or remedy, or any guarantee, warranty or other term or condition implied or imposed by the ACL which cannot be excluded or limited. Hi, Daniel. 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. How long did you run these tests for? Hi, Frank. Thanks, useful to know, although i’ve sorted it now. It’s too expensive and too noisy. So, is the choice for 4TB disks: By far the most useful series of answers on the new Microservers to be found *anywhere* online. Maybe when Kingston or Crucial make 32GB RAM it might work. I also have a 120GB Kingston SSD in the ODD bay running as the OS partition with Windows Server 2012 (now R2) – other than having to change the existing 4-pin to a SATA power connector, I have had no problems. But I’m unsure of how I would do this. Always used IP as well (Intell.. Prov..). The Gen8 supports both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs. Hp Gen8 Microserver - Nehmen Sie dem Liebling unserer Experten. Did you configure ESXi using Intelligent Provisioning or how is that done with ESXi? The other processors, e.g. Don’t do that though, since the LED fuctions as warning light if errors occur. 3) Gigabyte just made a new board GA-9SISL. They have posted the FTP link to retrieve the SPP. You need a VMWare account download the iso, you can create a free account on there website. Der Testsieger sollte beim Hp Proliant Microserver Gen8 Xeon Test mit allen … Doesn’t seem like it. ClearOS as firewall, NAT and DHCP server. Do I really need to purchase the license? 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. Only good thing is that my 2x 8gb isn’t wasted then :) How much Space are you going to use? Stefan. my SSD is not listing, do i must 2 check something in the bios? With regard to access to HP firmware, they sent out a different email to people in Australia, after being fined $3 million by the ACCC a year ago for misleading consumers about warranty rights. Fast Ethernet, The added active fan on CPU will also (hopefully) help cooling some of the hotter areas like LOM and Chipset. Hi, Charbel. Jacko. I was able to pick-up an oem SBS 2011 Standard for half-price to preserve some upgrade possibilities because I will not be going to the cloud and are into Outlook too deep to go without Exchange. Is the fan speed controlled by BIOS/iLO? And can’t seem to find one named P420i? My fan just arrived but havn’t installed it yet. Here’s my VM layout, eth2 and eth3 part are under planning. It helped me allot in deciding which way to go with my Gen8. The twin 500GB disks have run 24×7 for 4 years now, so time to upgrade to SSD maybe. > Daniel, thanks for your input, though I still think I’m gonna go with the P222 due to the fanspeed issue. Hey Mike. The only option to use Raid is using a dedicated raid controller. Verbaut ist eine Intel Xeon CPU E3 1220 v2 mit 3,10 GHz und 4 Cores. Don’t know why my reply ended up at my last post??? Glad it helped, if you do it on yours let me know what processor you use. Help. Also look into http://www.nas4free.org/, it’s the successor to FreeNAS and is based on the latest version of ZFS and FreeBSD 9. Don’t get the V3, it’s based on the newer 1150 socket and isn’t compatible with the 1155 socket in the Microserver. You gave me answer to just about anything. You have to make brackets for the sides though. – HP SmartMemory uses up to 20% less power than third-party memory while achieving the same performance. The question is who’s going to be the first to risk $500 to try it? my mistake, E3-1230v2 instead v3, a careless typo :/. Just found another potential match for 16GB memory! Hi, Stefan. Is that CPU or Mainboard related? I also received a reply from Intel RE: Xeon E3-1265L V2 – they have verified “that the processor E3-1265L has Intel Thermal Monitoring Technologies and it is also equipped with a Digital Thermal Sensor.” The Intel website information has been reported for correction – so all is looking good. I’ve updated the post to show a list of processors that should be compatible along with the TDP rating (stock heatsink is designed for 35 watts). I don’t know with maintainance the website, if you can do this remote, but I guess that RDP sessions could get you access the the machines. That may well do what i want if i decide to go raid 10. How do I get access to the CLI? i’m in the same situation.. i cannot choose a raid setup.. i have 4x 2tb hdd and i was thinking about raid5 setup.. what should i choose? Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, so getting a Xeon E3 that supports VT-d would be better. Sounds like a great setup. What’s interesting is with no license installed I can still get access to the console for 40 seconds at a time, then it will kick me out with “An iLO Advanced License is required for continued use after server startup.”, but as far as I can tell I can reconnect as often as I want for 40 seconds at a time. it is on vm ware’s site and is also linked from hp’s site. Click here for more information. Re RAID cards: The LSI 9240-8i is about the same price new on eBay as the m1015, but it also supports RAID5. 1x 1tb wd. There are other options that have external connectors also, but they cost more and you have to search for them, but you will find it if neccessary. I myself have just spend 2, almost 3 weeks trying to get a Service Contract on a piece of HP hardware, but nobody can sell one to me, as I’m not a business… this does not bode well! Am I able to use NL-SAS HDDs in this server at all? And get the power from one of the PSU Molex. Search for a replacement there were a lot of “refurbished” HP fans on ebay / aliexpress for £80+ which i didnt fancy paying so i purchased the Noctua NF-P12 redux from amazon.. Now, as the Noctua NF-P12 redux doesn’t have the HP Fan connector i had to rewire the HP connector from the original fan to this one.. it worked and booted up just fine, was ever so silent BUT cpu temps were constantly in the high 55c – 60c at idle and around 69c on full load.. the fan was able to boost upto a maximum of 1700rpm which simply wasn’t pushing enough air out…. Kingston I tried some of the power settings (through ILO), no influence on the fan speed. Wie sehen die Amazon.de Bewertungen aus? Did you try to create a datastore under Storage? All of them are build on Atom C2750 SoC (quad or octa core soldered on cpu – very capable). (11-09-2013 bt there seems to be an A version also but does not seem to fix the issue). In some forums I’ve read there is a problem with passthrough and 5.5 but there wasn’t any technical details so not sure. I’d have some questions: Comment added: 12/4/2013 2:46:34 PM I have a microsever gen8, formerly a G2020T but later on I replaced my cpu with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 and 16GB RAM. I hadn’t considered that much although now that you mentioned it, it might be a crucial thing to note since I’d be using it for the family’s backup. 290 € 14199 Wilmersdorf. I have a public (static) IP address already. I came from N40L and one strange thing in Gen8 is the apparant lack of extra power/molex plugs. is it just the drive not working? I got my server at last, installed CPU, memory, everything is running fine, thanks for all the help! I’m using all cores with HT enabled. 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. It seems one can buy the gen8 and hope HP updates the firmware to control the noisy fans, or go with something else. I’m mostly using it as a ZFS / CrashPlan backup / media server at the moment which doesn’t produce a heavy load–but haven’t had any issues with it. Anybody found a fix for the 40C ILO temperature readings bug? Comparison between Gen10 and Gen8 MicroServer. Hallo und Herzlich Willkommen hier bei uns. Filip, that’s right, the V3 Xeons are not compatible. E3-1230 v5, can version 5 work instead of E3-1230 v2? and a Molex power splitter (unless you can find a floppy power > MINI SATA power adapter, which I can’t): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000067SLY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1. As they are flogging these boxes for AU$349 (approx US$ 300) here now (ref Budget PC) I picked up a second one to use as a FreeNAS file server. Can’t figure out what else to use it for for now, other than run some systems for learning purposes in conjunction with work/education. At the moment I got VMware 5.0 installed, and the one Win machine. I’ll take a free Microserver from HP any day! Some are even suggesting cutting the wires. This bears little resemblance to the temperature indicated by iLO, which was showing something like 45°C! Can’t answer the passthrough question, but according to Hp datasheet for the microserver, only the P222 controller is officially compliant with the microserver (look under ‘Storage controller). You need this: 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. Unplugging the power seems to help. |:-) If you get that switch can you try out teaming the Network adapters in the Microserver? Unser Testerteam hat unterschiedlichste Marken verglichen und wir präsentieren unseren Lesern hier alle Ergebnisse. I guess i could use a 256Gb ssd in place of the ODD and could run the 2012R2 Hyper-V from that. 1) Supermicro A1SRi-2758F – Supports 64gb ram, but it is SO-DIMM so going to be hard to find ram. Purpose of the machine is running Hyper-V 2012R2 (gui version) as a hypervisor. Really? successor to FreeNAS???? I’m just having a hard time with loosing so much space to RAID 1+0. FBWC, on the other hand, works differently. Thanks for the input Morten. IEEE 802.3u, Microsoft Windows Server, For the amount of discs you want to use I’d buy a HP P410 controlller or the cheaper M1015 Any other ideas gratefully received! While testing the above, I noticed they have a newer “HP Intelligent Provisioning (IP)” than the one I used. Your setup is going to run very nicely. Hi I know its late in the game but I wanted to give a BIG shout out to Benjamin Bryan for this blog I was going back and forth about what processor to upgrade my gen 8 to and after reading this blog I got the 1230 v2 and boy am I impressed! Just a quick question: have you updated bios and/or ilo since writing this guide? There’s a little more CPU overhead but the Celeron can handle it. Or use another HBA. I have a Xeon CPU now, and ESXi allows me to setup the passthrough, but it won’t start a VM. Hi Morten. Hi, George. : http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2041591. But I had seen some other comments regarding difficulties getting it working with vmware 5.5, so stuck with 5.1.0 Update 1 with the HP custom image from September 2013. When I boot the server, the array I’ve created is seen (or the logical drive is), but when ESXi is booted up and ready, and I use vSphere to try to create a datastore, all disks are seen, not the logical drive. Ended: Nov 10, 2020. So I ordered a Gen8 with Celeron, and the Xeon E3-1230V2 processor. However, it appears that its either not working due to ‘issues’ some people mention to do with Ivy Bridge based CPU’s or due to the P222 not being ACS capable (device not being able to passed through, due to on switched/shared PCI bus). The Gen 8 is used as both a file server and a host for Hyper(V and is currently hosting 3 VMs running W10 Pro. That being said I am keeping other “BYOS” options out there, and so far the only other mini ITX system I have seen that can handle 64gb of ram across 2 DIMM is Gigabytes GA-F2A85XN-WIFI motherboard. What about uprgrading CPU to xeon? Please I need your support on how to configure an HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen 8 with the highest specs possible? Could anybody do such test, please? Thanks for any more help you can offer. I just upgraded the Graphic Card in my Hp Proliant gen8 microserver. Why do you people disable Turbo instead of disabling a core or two. And no, you can’t configure RAID in vSphere. if you do find that information somewhere let me know as I’m curious. Room just big enough for the two units, but 2m high. I’m absolutely certain it mentioned bios (J08) in revision 1, but the post is now revision 2, without any references, so I guess it might be bios J06…. After 1 year only the support expires! In this computer I got a Celeron J1900 cpu. 16 GB Memory Der HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 ist ein klein, leise und wartungsfreundlich. Thanks, Ben. Whoops, that’s up to 128GB on that board, not 64GB.. Hi, these day’s its hard to get the cpu you mentioned. 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. the Samsung 840PRO. Good, fast, or cheap. It will easily handle Plex Transcoding of 1080p… the Default Celeron should be able to do it as well. Google this to view instructions “HP ProLiant Gen8 Server series – How to Reinstall or Upgrade Intelligent Provisioning on HP Gen8 Server”. Glad it’s working well for you. I bought a ‘working’ 1230v2 on ebay, but can’t get it go on either of my Gen8 Microserver’s. Heya Jan. 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. Long-term I should probably switch it over to nginx instead of Apache… or just get a beefier server. I’ve tried EVERY tweak/fix I can find running ESXi in Passthru for a RAID card that I can find, using v5.0, v5.1, v5.5, all seem to fail in different ways. Any issues with the E3-1230 V2 since installation? Hallo und Herzlich Willkommen auf unserer Webseite. But they cost the same as a Gen8 Microserver off ebay. At the time I tested Xen you couldn’t balloon memory (at least not on the free version) but that may not be the case anymore. I used the Ubuntu package “lm-sensors”, and then just the ‘sensors’ command. DDR3-1333 667MHz 1.5ns So I’m pretty curios how that will perform. Trotz der Tatsache, dass diese Bewertungen immer wieder nicht ganz neutral sind, bringen diese ganz allgemein eine gute Orientierungshilfe; Was für ein Endziel streben Sie nach dem Kauf mit Ihrem Hp Proliant Microserver Gen8 Xeon an? I haven’t tried Xenserver on it, if I had an extra Microserver I’d give it a try. It might resolve your bug that i’m not aware of. The file is available in the HP Service Pack: http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx. Raid 5 is much slower and system intensive when writing as it has to calculate distributed parity (spread out parity instead of 1:1 on raid 10). And it ain’t more “secure” than RAID 5, considering that if you loose two disks in the same pair, you’re done. Problem Description: Microserver Gen8 fan noise Good find! Ohh, I see that now. Hi, FCM. It’s a quad core so it’s not terrible but it’s designed for low power usage so you won’t get a lot of performance but it may be enough depending on what you’re doing. Gets stuck on error 0114 during memory initialization! Familie von Intel Xeon Prozessor: CPU-Frequenz: 1,7 GHz; Modell: Alpenföhn 3106. In comparison, third-party memory requires 1.5 V to achieve the same performance. You will need V2. 1) No sound device found on my HD6450 (I assume because the HDMI audio PCI component won’t passthrough Got the caddy and the cable Barry links to from a friend, which doesn’t fit in the caddy plug. This should lend well to thermal considerations and other server specific needs. But their fans are typically far more noisy than consumer heatsinks. Obviously having mirrored SSDs would be better, but they’re so expensive! Always installed using Intelligent Provisioning. I don’t want to mess with that so I bought an ILO Advanced 1-year subscription off of ebay, you can get them for around $35 and I think they work with ILO4. Good info pinoy, thanks for posting that. You will be able to update your bios, ilo to 2.10 version and so on. In my post above i meant replace male floppy connector with FEMALE molex not male. That could be the deciding factor for me going with the ML310e with the E3-1220 v2 already installed. No, it’s a different socket. – virtual Media PC which processor is he best option for the Gen8? One thing that does require the Advanced ILO license is remotely mounting media or an ISO file from your computer. 2. Storage. USB 2.0 equipment work fine in the 3.0 ports. Details about HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 Intel Xeon E3-1220L V2 2.3GHz 16GB RAM NO HDD NO OS See original listing. I think it’s safe. Sorry, your right, I was thinking about raid 6 and 60 as I had my eyes on 6 before going with raid 10. With RAID on the B120i it’s very quiet now. 1. I tried doing it with multiple different configurations of RAM. I had a look at your problem, about the webserver, and in case you could not find a solution, you shall use a company i use for my virtual server: http://contabo.com/ on most mashines. Unsere Redaktion an Produkttestern verschiedene Produzenten verglichen und wir zeigen unseren Lesern hier unsere Ergebnisse des Vergleichs. So now I’m thinking I could get away with upping to the E3-1275V2 without any issues. Hi. – Is it possible to add an ODD DVD drive as well? As an owner of the first N36 HP microserver, i was very content with the design and the fact that it was very silent. Congratulations! Hey Russ, thanks for the info, I was planning to buy this processor and stick it in so glad to see someone is having long term success. I’ve had trouble connecting to the b3n.org site over several days. Can’t prove it, unless others can confirm it working. Thanks a lot for your post. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29#Desktop_processors (click through to the Intel ref pages) This exact thing happened to me on a Synology nas 3 weeks ago. Thanks for the comment Skelzer, the cpu you’re getting is probably the best option considering tdp and speed. Svenvg93, Only CPUs with ECC support will work; that rules out most of the i7’s. What my main issue is that it ends in 5 and might have GPU problems and the TDP rating of 77w. Would you please check if Gen8 server has this option in the BIOS? Only supports 16GB memory (that we know of). Unsere besten Produkte - Finden Sie auf dieser Seite den Hp Proliant Microserver Gen8 Xeon Ihren Wünschen entsprechend. Thanks, Ben, Thanks for replying so quickly! You also need to use the HP Customized ISO of ESXi, not the VMWare standard one as the HP one provides the correct drivers for Gen8 Servers. Thanks for the offer, Frank. Thank you for the blog – i ended up going with the Intel Xeon E3-1260L 8M Cache 2.4 GHz SR00M (2.4Ghz – 3.3Ghz, 4 core 8 thread) processor and 16GB of ecc ram. all indicate Yes for this functionality. I want to put 4 SSD the server, 1 for the os on the ODD en the 3 others for vms and datastore and 1 HDD for a daily back-up of the server. I just made a post at my site with the Photos I’ve taken of my server. You can ask with HP but they’ll tell you the same thing, you pay for the license and after 1 year (or 3 depending on which you buy) only the support with HP expires but the functionality you get with the Advanced license will never expire! Should be cheaper and still more than powerfull enough. If you’re going to be doing a lot of writes to the SSDs, you should get ones with a high write lifetime, e.g. Maybe you need to configure raid when in Esxi / vSphere? In any case, I’ve left turbo on but disabled two cores. I’ll try and follow-up to get further clarification. If that’s the case, I’d better go with the P222 which should support the sensors/iLO readings. Ethernet/LAN - Technologie: 10/100/1000Base-T (x). Hi, Kenni. There is no possibility in lowering the fan speeds in this modes to a lower value. I tested if I could make the fan go slower, by enabling the onboard fan, and tried various settings like AHCI etc, but with no difference. Otherwise I can’t think of a reason to get a Microserver over the ML310e (or something else the same size), especially with 32GB support. Boot time once you’re past the HP POST is very fast and the OS is snappy. Jacko. Appreciate if you have the numbers for the original config, but I’d take your Xeon numbers as well if that’s what’s available. Flashed v1.32 yesterday – still the same issue. Only the performance was not fit for the things I did with this server. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Running server 2012 which has its own teaming but im not sure this is the best way and what HP had in mind, is there a utility i download? It Means it right now is spinning at 29% instead of always going over 40%, which was very loud (in my ears at least). Played around with CentOS and Plex last night. Along with all the other experiences I’ve had with this microserver and how HP handles home consumers, I’m NEVER buying HP again. Speed-Options, Data-Rate Clock Rate Cycle Time I decided to upgrade my ESXI to 6.0 and after this, the passthrough to my Radeon HD 6450 is working fine. Hi, Christian. Jared. 16Gb memory Raid 10 does not have to do that, as it functions using true mirroing without parity. – I don’t know which box would be good now. ILO still states 40C for CPU. It is also advisable to download and run the HP-SUM to install drivers & HP software: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/server-software/product-detail.html?oid=5182020#!tab=features. I’ve experienced it before. I’m going to try 5.1 next to see if it’s an issue with 5.5. Can i use ZFS with built in controller card and how do I set this up? Do you have any benchmarks of the AES-NI on your setup? On the nas4free front, it installed very easily but I’m not finding the performance great with the two VMDKs in a ZFS mirror. For one VM only, I want to use all 4 of the front bays, without ESXi managing them, so the VM can access the controller/drive SMART status. Thanks for the tip on using hwinfo, I wasn’t aware there was an issue with the ILO sensors. You can even create a script for RAID-checking, because you will need it sincs iLO will not be able to alert you of RAID problems with extra cards.