HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Discussion

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  1. Patrick

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    Place has been now held.

    What are you up to pat?
     
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  3. Biren78

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    Just woke up! How cool!

    I can't wait to see if the HP Gen 8 microserver has the ability to use Xeon E3 CPUs with VT-d. Especially if they go on sale that would make these things really cheap. Too bad no second PCIe slot though. A $150 40gig IB card + a IBM M5014 would be sweet!
     
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    Updated with the slide and a link.
     
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    Can not wait.
     
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    Too bad no AES. This could be a great VPN and NAS appliance.
     
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    Well, with the listed Pentium G630T and the Celeron G530T, that is true Jeggs101, but since those chips are not embedded... You could easily get an E3-1220Lv2 and give it those. Exactly what I am planning on doing.

    That is to say, that they do not neuter Ivy Bridge compatibility.
     
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    I wonder how cooling is going to be and what the highest TDP you can use is. Would suck to have to use low power parts only
     
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    Aye, if it supports only up to ~55w TDP, that could limit some options. However there are some very nifty unreleased SKUs floating around that would work wonderfully.
     
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    What are these?
     
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    that looks like the specs of the ml110 which is just a bigger version (and much faster) - remember the celeron/pentium are just cut cache versions of the latest ivy bridge, they support ecc and all that jazz. No point in throwing out a perfectly good wafer that has a bad cache section when you can laser it off.

    compare to the ml110 and get back to us.

    B120i is intel ich raid with optional 512BBWC - the HP VSA driver makes it into a regular esxi supported smart array controller. The riser board takes over with a lsi2308 and uses the same 512BBWC (it's on the motherboard) but disables the b120i - and is called the b320i which is just a LSI 2308 HBA which runs the HP VSA driver to do software raid.

    HP smartcache requires 1GB of cache so that's not happening. They do say for Emerging Tech i.e. SSD . lol
     
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    Any idea if it is going to keep the same chassis as the older Microservers (N36/N40/N56)?

    -b-
     
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    Looks like slim optical bay slot instead of 5.25" bays. There goes one of the best mods.
     
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    So now that these are available, what do you owners think ?
     
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    We had one for two months. Great case but the second you want to expand you get constrained. I actually liked the earlier generation version.

    I really wish these were just standard ITX so I could do a swap.
     
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    I have a couple of earlier generation servers in stock at work and I was wondering whether I should start my AIO project with one of these or ask HP for a demo unit of the current version. I like how the earlier version was nearly silent and I'm concerned this might not be the case anymore. Did you notice anything ? Thanks !
     
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