HP ProLiant MicroServer Owners Club! (Attempting to sell here will result in bans)

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  1. rugger

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    http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/faq_drivers.php

    Just browsing the FAQ telling you have to setup jumbo frames.

    Edit: Appears I am mistaken

    http://www.broadcom.com/collateral/pg/5723-PG100-R.pdf

    The programmers manual for the chipset indicates it doesn't support jumbo frames.

    Edit: The good news is that the other accelleration features on the BCM5723 are supported in IPv6, so the adaptor is fairly futureproof
     
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  2. Ghostofchris

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    I'm now an owner of one of these! :D
     
  3. spedwards

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    Are you not concerned about the WD20EARS and advanced formatting with Solaris? This is was steered me towards the Ubuntu Server / webmin solution over Solaris / napp-it.
     
  4. Tali

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    Can you expand on that?
    Are you worried about ZFS on Linux, or ZFS on FUSE for Linux?
     
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    Hey cheese,

    I got one too, hooked it up with 3 of my 2TB's
    Bloody awesome

    anyway, whats going on with GT5 Races?
     
  7. Oblong Cheese

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    I was not aware of what you are talking about. I haven't read every post in these massive HP microserver threads. :wired: Is it similar to Linux where you have to ensure the filesystem is 4k-aligned?

    I am worried about the implementation of ZFS on Linux. I understand the filesystem itself is one of the best for data integrity, but I have also read that ZFS on Linux isn't well supported, and I would be wary about using a port whose credentials/performance/implementation I am unaware of. I see it like using EXT2/3 on Windows. Sure it works, but do you really trust it?

    Cool. I went with five drives from the outset because it is impossible to expand a ZFS raid with more disks.
     
  8. spedwards

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    Yeah, pretty much. I haven't seen enough people saying that it will work well on a Solaris environment to give me the confidence to try. There are lots of people saying it *should* be OK, but most people are saying that it's best to avoid it where possible. Also, there is mention of poor perfomance which doesn't sit well with my.

    I'd rather stick with the option where a suitable number of people say that it's not a problem and that appears to be Linux/mdadm.

    Happy to have someone say otherwise, I'd prefer Solaris with ZFS if it's going to work well!
     
  9. Oblong Cheese

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    Well, after a bit of a Google, all I have to say is: okay.

    Yeah, it looks like these disks won't "Just Work(TM)" with ZFS, but I am not too worried about it. I don't really understand all the terminology used but I assume the solution is to align the partition on the disk properly and then make sure the filesystem is performing reads and writes in an "aligned" fashion.

    At least I think that's what this post is talking about.


    Also, I've apparently missed the part where you can actually install something into the 5.25" bay - it doesn't appear to have standard screw holes, and uses some kind of sliding tray mechanism - how are other people mounting their 5.25" to 3.5" bay adapters?
     
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    Put the special screws in the outside of the adaptor, screw hard drive into middle and slide in :)
     
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    +1

    Mine arrived today and went straight in after dinner. Took me a while to get the tray out, not matter what I did it kept binding - then I realised that the D-SUB connector was screwed in the back *idiot*

    On the size factor, these are the teeny-tiniest bit larger than the OEM stick. So there are no issues fitting to the space available.
     
  16. spedwards

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    I might have to give a Solaris 11 LiveCD a whirl then after I flash the BIOS.
     
  17. HyRax1

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    How were you transferring? SMB? FTP?
     
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    How is everybody getting suck quick write speeds mine is like 30mb/s max on gigbit =[
     
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    Got mine setup as a media server running unRAID with 3x1TB 1x250GB, pretty much noob at this but it looks like it's doing the trick as a home media server.

    Getting 10MB/s up and down, copying from server to win7 & win7 to server. Is this ok...? lol
     
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    What OS / storage method are you using? I think most are using ZFS in some form
     

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