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    HP Microservers?

    What do you guys do with them?
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    Got one as a DC, as I wanted a physical DC for a child domain but didn't need something powerful or expensive. I specced it up to run ESXi in the future, but the CPU is a bit weedy for that really. Later ones are quicker.

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    Nothing at the minute, its sat here at home collecting dust, I do want to put it to good use though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Nothing at the minute, its sat here at home collecting dust, I do want to put it to good use though.
    Snap. Although I got mine out and installing Windows 7.

    I plan to use it as a media server though.

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    3 at work - 2 as personal PCs with Windows 7 for me and the other IT guy, the third with Windows 2008 as a RD box.

    5 at home - for messing about with, streaming, etc.

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    I have one filled with WD Red disks and running OpenMediaVault (OpenMediaVault - The open network attached storage solution) for use as a NAS - there's also plugins to make it do other useful stuff.

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    Send everything to the NSA/GCHQ/etc., apparently ;-}

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    Was recommended oVirt to run it as a VM type machine tempted to do it or just chuck on VMWare.

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    at work basically glorified nas boxes bar one which is a dc (main server was dodgy so promoted it as a plan b and good job i did)
    home windows 7 basicly used to store tv progs and a backup of my docs,music,pics etc. as win7 does dlna (or is that dnla) stream stuff to my digibox and use for large downloads as its always on

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    There are several other posts for this on here at present. Well worth a read. Iv replied to a few and I'm doing some 'geeky' stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    There are several other posts for this on here at present. Well worth a read. Iv replied to a few and I'm doing some 'geeky' stuff
    If you could fine them for me. Or what to search for as I'm on mobile

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    Search for Santa has come early and home network setup. Enough to be getting on with

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    I have for home use, ESXi on with a bunch on Win7 machines!

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    Have one running Open SUSE which hooks into our phone system and logs all call details (including voice recording) - working very well.

    Pete

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    I've got a friend (with a little more money than sense) who wants to sort out the hotch potch of a home network he's got. I'm seriously considering setting him up with one. Probably going to put VMware onto it to run untangle for content filtering (he's got a upper teenage son and twin mid teenage daughters, and my sympathy) and SBS. You can get a 5 cal edition of SBS 2011 exclusively for HP servers for 170. Which seems like exactly what he's after.

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