Category Archives: Hp Microserver Gen8

#SMB Breaking News: #HPE #MicroServer Gen10

By | June 12, 2017

Finally a new release of the HPE MicroServer updated at the new generation Gen10. HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 It seems that the Gen8 release of the MicroServer was so successful (I am the proud owner of 3 HP MicroServer Gen8) that HPE never released a Gen9 model. What are the main updates after a quick… Read More »

ILO: Get the ILO IP from a Linux host server

By | December 4, 2016

In case your HP ILO is set to DHCP there is the need to find out what is the allocated IP in case you do not have access to the cosole. The easiest way is to use ipmi tools. STEP 1 : Install ipmi tools # dnf install ipmitools STEP 2: Load the ipmi kernel… Read More »

DataCenter: Setup the HP ILO device

By | November 17, 2016

In an enterprise environment consisting of several HP ProLiant servers it is important to set up for each of the servers the IPs of the associated ILO4 devices. This is an important step as this ILO devices are going to be used for the cluster fencing or access from the service network. To set-up the… Read More »

Server Rack: Create your own low-cost rack console

By | March 1, 2017

Because the number of my systems increased moving all my stuff to a rack was the right decision to avoid cable spaghetti and administration hell. But when you have a rack you need to have an administration console for it. Looking on the market (the deals market) the cheapest console I could find was some… Read More »

Change HP ILO settings without server restart

By | May 26, 2017

I was relocating my servers in a new rack and configuration and decided to put all my ILO ports to a different router with no DHCP. Obviously I ended up with some fake IP6 address defaulted to the ILO device. To make the changes to ILO without a server reboot we have the nice hponcfg… Read More »

HP Microserver Gen8 compatibility list

By | January 28, 2021

As a big fan of the HP Microserver Gen8 (I own 3 of them in two locations) I compiled my own list of compatible hardware that I am using or used in building the servers.I have to thank the good fan forums that I always consult previous of buying new hardware for my HP Microservers… Read More »

Fedora Linux: LVM Single Drive to LVM RAID 1 Mirror Migration

By | March 3, 2017

All started when I wanted to have a true HA configuration for the server nodes. That implies that not only the storage of each server is a RAID10 setup, but also the boot and root resources are in a RAID1 configuration. I started to use an old and known tutorial to convert from standard installation… Read More »

USB Wireless interface on Fedora Linux

By | February 9, 2017

I am planning to deploy a test openStack infrastructure, “Minimal architecture example with legacy networking (nova-network)”, on the 2 x Hp MicroServer Gen 8 setup from my home data centre. The nova-network architecture needs at least two nodes and on each node a minimal of two network interfaces must be available. The HP MicroServers have… Read More »

Backup setup for two HP Microserver Gen8 NAS servers – part2

By | February 10, 2015

This is a followup of the first post Backup setup for two HP Microserver Gen8 NAS servers . The new HBA arrived , an HP LSI 9217-4i4e 8-port SAS 6Gb/s RAID Card which is in fact the HP OEM version of the LSI 9207. The positive: it came with three different SAS to 4xSATA cables. The negative: it came only… Read More »

Mixed DIMMs in HP MicroServer Gen8

By | February 8, 2015

Idea is that I have 2x8GB Kingston in one MicroServer and 2x2GB HP the original memories in the second. I was wondering how the 1x2GB+1x8GB= 10GB combination for both servers will work. I know that Intel Pentium G2020T is Dual-Core: “Ivy Bridge” and has Fast Memory Access, Flex Memory Access.  so should be OK. Actually… Read More »