+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Hardware Thread, HP Microservers? in Technical; What do you guys do with them?...
  1. #1
    newpersn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,429
    Thank Post
    340
    Thanked 130 Times in 94 Posts
    Rep Power
    92

    HP Microservers?

    What do you guys do with them?
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 31st December 2013 at 08:28 PM. Reason: rearranged letters in thread title :)

  2. #2

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    3,104
    Thank Post
    161
    Thanked 655 Times in 588 Posts
    Rep Power
    169
    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.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    2,348
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 241 Times in 229 Posts
    Rep Power
    70
    Nothing at the minute, its sat here at home collecting dust, I do want to put it to good use though.

  4. #4
    newpersn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,429
    Thank Post
    340
    Thanked 130 Times in 94 Posts
    Rep Power
    92
    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.

  5. #5

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,162
    Thank Post
    1,924
    Thanked 1,358 Times in 748 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    400
    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.

  6. #6

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    7,601
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 771 Times in 599 Posts
    Rep Power
    183
    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.

  7. Thanks to Ric_ from:

    tech_guy (31st December 2013)

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cumbria
    Posts
    182
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 43 Times in 39 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Send everything to the NSA/GCHQ/etc., apparently ;-}

  9. Thanks to tumbleweed from:

    TomCollins (31st December 2013)

  10. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    2,348
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 241 Times in 229 Posts
    Rep Power
    70
    Was recommended oVirt to run it as a VM type machine tempted to do it or just chuck on VMWare.

  11. #9


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    7,059
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 926 Times in 795 Posts
    Rep Power
    309
    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

  12. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    233
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    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

  13. #11
    newpersn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,429
    Thank Post
    340
    Thanked 130 Times in 94 Posts
    Rep Power
    92
    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

  14. #12

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    233
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Search for Santa has come early and home network setup. Enough to be getting on with

  15. #13
    RobD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    121
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    I have for home use, ESXi on with a bunch on Win7 machines!

  16. #14

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    905
    Thank Post
    287
    Thanked 141 Times in 114 Posts
    Blog Entries
    28
    Rep Power
    42
    Have one running Open SUSE which hooks into our phone system and logs all call details (including voice recording) - working very well.

    Pete

  17. Thanks to FragglePete from:

    tech_guy (2nd January 2014)

  18. #15

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    3,217
    Thank Post
    943
    Thanked 645 Times in 504 Posts
    Rep Power
    288
    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.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. HP Hell
    By barryfl in forum Bad Experiences
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 8th February 2007, 12:37 PM
  2. HP Downloads
    By Ric_ in forum Downloads
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th October 2005, 09:45 AM
  3. Reset Sequence for HP BIJ 1200?
    By ChrisH in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 6th October 2005, 07:16 PM
  4. Free equivalent of HP OpenView
    By Ric_ in forum Downloads
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 8th September 2005, 10:23 AM
  5. HP Jetdirect 300x External Print Servers
    By beeswax in forum General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 22nd August 2005, 04:37 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •