Posts Tagged ‘Microserver’

I fell into a trap with my new Gen 8 Microservers like this: Install 60 day trial license for iLO Advanced Update BIOS date/time Find that trial license has now expired :( There really should be some sort of warning on the license page (and maybe also the serial/password tag) to say update your clock […]


TL;DR I’ve been a fan of HP Microservers since the original NL36 model. When the newer Gen8 servers came to market they were a bit pricey, but the cost has come down, and cash back deals have returned. Faster CPUs, larger official memory capacity, dual NICs and remote console capabilities makes these ideal for a […]


I ordered this card to go in my latest Microserver running the Windows 8 Developer Preview, but before it arrived I found an old NVidia Quadro NVS 285 lying around, which fitted the bill perfectly for doing dual DVI. My next thought was to upgrade the NVidia Geforce 210 in my (now rarely used) workstation. […]


I like to get familiar with new versions of Windows early in the cycle, so it was great to see the Developer Preview being made available ahead of a beta. First impressions The new Metro interface hits right between the eyes. I can’t say that I’m a fan yet. It seems well adapted to touch screens, but I’m […]


After switching to using my tablet PC as my main machine I was missing the local storage and optical drive from my desktop. The solution was to get another HP Microserver to be a sort of sidecar when I want the extra drives. As the HP cashback deal is still on this is a surprisingly […]


For many years I ran a desktop PC in my home office, and it was always on in order to provide various services to other machines scattered around the house. The one good thing about this arrangement was that the room was always warm in winter. After getting my NAS and Microserver I started paying […]


This might well be the bargain of the decade, and I must say that I’m quite cross that the news took so long to find me. A couple of days after I bought my NAS a friend tweeted: I asked Leslie how it was so cheap. It turns out that the (ex VAT) price was […]