Im using my Microserver Gen8 a lot and, sometimes the poor performance of the CPU is noted (when showing galleries with many images for example). So I decided to replace it by another better one.
CPU model to choose
I chose the cpu model based on this resource
Those are compatible CPU with different performances prices and all of them … Read more
In this post, I show how I update my Microserver Gen8 iLO4 version. One of the ways to do it is via command line but i decided to use the web interface (the most common way).
At the time of writing this, the version i had was iLO 2.50 (Sep 23 2016) and the new version is … Read more
This is the 6th post of the “Home Server” series. In the last post we installed the ESX system in the SSD disk. The idea is to use 2 disks in Raid1 as data storage (RAID1 data mirroring. If one disk fails, you can still work with a single one until the failed is replaced without any data loss!).
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Although it is not essential I strongly encourage you to install an SSD disk to your HP Microserver Gen8 to host the system you want to run. I will use it for a VMWare ESX and the virtual machines that will create in it. As I said in the previous post, since the prices are more than affordable, the price/performance … Read more
In this second post of the “Home Server” series I show you a list of the hardware I have used. Not all of them are mandatory, but depending on the performance you want to achieve it is interesting to use all of the recommended.
HP Microserver Gen8
The main protagonist of the project. These servers stand out because they offer … Read more
In a previous post I showed how to upgrade your laptop HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to an SSD (Solid State Drive) to boost up performance. In this post, instead of removing the HDD, it will placed in the DVD bay to be used as a second storage.
Given that the use of ODD (Optical Disk Drive) to read or write … Read more
One of the biggest bottlenecks regarding the performance of a laptop is disk access. Therefore, installing an SSD (Solid State Drive) is a fantastic way to speed it up. It is a great feeling to see how fast Windows or any program starts after installing it. The only disadvantage is the price of this type of disks, but currently, … Read more