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    Cheap Home Server

    Just ordered myself one of these HP ProLiant MicroServer it's on offer for £212 & if ordered before 31st Dec Hp give you £100 back so a cracking home server for only £112 it even includes a 160gb drive

    HP ProLiant MicroServer Dual Core 1.3Ghz AMD Athlon II - 612275-421 | Servers | IT247.com

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    Gutted, I bought mine from them at the end of November.

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    Oooo, does anyone know how load this thing is? Will it run Smoothwall Express?

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    I will run smoothwall express, Just about.

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    it can run esxi:
    Running VMware vSphere on an HP MicroServer | TechHead.co.uk

    running smoothwall express 3 may be hit & miss depending on hardware compatibility, but SWE should run fine within esxi (however i haven't tested it)

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    Been looking at these since they were announced, might put on on the credit card later!

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    I want one of those server plug type things.

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    Just thought i would let you know the cashback offer has been extended - HP ProLiant Microserver

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    Would this server be considered a bit lightweight for a primary school curriculum server (with extra storage and memory added)? Nothing special being run. just internet access, some apps from server shares and pupils logging on (probably only 40 at any one time). Just need to sort one out for one of the schools in Jan to replace a P4 server with not alot of room left on its primary partition, well not alot left anywhere to be honest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Would this server be considered a bit lightweight for a primary school curriculum server (with extra storage and memory added)? Nothing special being run. just internet access, some apps from server shares and pupils logging on (probably only 40 at any one time). Just need to sort one out for one of the schools in Jan to replace a P4 server with not alot of room left on its primary partition, well not alot left anywhere to be honest!
    The thing that lets this server down in the processor. Maybe if you get a few and slit the load you would be ok. But i would get some better hardware.

    By the way does anyone know if it supports visualization?

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    I've just picked one up for home.

    Great little thing for running Windows Home Server on. The missus won't be happy tho

    Edit: I'd better ask the missus first. I've already blown £350 on my PC this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Would this server be considered a bit lightweight for a primary school curriculum server (with extra storage and memory added)? Nothing special being run. just internet access, some apps from server shares and pupils logging on (probably only 40 at any one time). Just need to sort one out for one of the schools in Jan to replace a P4 server with not alot of room left on its primary partition, well not alot left anywhere to be honest!
    I think it will be a little bit underpowered to be honest. HP recommend it for up to 10 users, and as you'd be using it for apps, logins and internet, this will be too much IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    By the way does anyone know if it supports visualization?
    If you mean virtualisation, yes it does - as someone else mentioned, it can run ESXi at least.

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    We are getting one of these for our IT Club/6th form work - it uses a simlar processor to my laptop (Athlon Neo 1.6ghz Dual Core) and its more than enough to handle running multiple VMs in Virtual Box and Hyper-V.

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    does anyone know where these are still available? I missed this thread originally and see the offer has been extended until the end of January and really want one!

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