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Hp Microserver + Gfx Card

Hands On: HP ProLiant MicroServer

Registering has great advantages, like: --Win great prizes like Google Android tablets, iPads, iPods, Kindles, Laptops and more --Free support for your broadband and tech problems Results 1 to 15 of 15 17,524 HP Microserver + GFX card So my brother just bought an HP microserver + GT610 + RAM earlier today and brought it around to my place to install. There is no OS and the server is stock from the box - but I notice that when the card is in, there is nothing output from either the HDMI or onboard VGA. HDMI I can understand - but but doesn't onboard VGA always work? If I pull the card out again, the onboard VGA works. Do I need to remove the card until Windows is installed and use the onboard VGA?
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HP Unveils New MicroServer, ProLiants for SMBs

In a blog post strangely titled Customers for life, McCoy, a 30-year HP veteran, explained: This week, HP announced that effective February 19, 2014, we will provide firmware updates through the HP Support Center only to customers with a valid warranty, Care Pack Service or support agreement. This decision reinforces our goal to provide access to the latest HP firmware, which is valuable intellectual property, for our customers who have chosen to maximize and protect their IT investments. We know this is a change from how weve done business in the past; however, this aligns with industry best practices and is the right decision for our customers and partners. McCoy explained that customers with servers still under warranty will not need to pay for firmware access. And, she added, somewhat defensively, we are in no way trying to force customers into purchasing extended coverage. That is, and always will be, a customers choice. Most enterprise customers are already accustomed to purchasing extended support contracts; for them, this changeprobably wont have a serious impact. The new policy will have its biggest impact on the low end of HPs line, which is popular among small businesses and enthusiasts.
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HP to begin charging for firmware updates and service packs for servers

hp-warranty-status Hewlett-Packard is rolling out new and enhanced servers aimed at smaller businesses, including the latest model in its line of ProLiant MicroServers. HP officials unveiled the new systems June 11, saying they are simpler to deploy and manage as well as easier to afford, which is important to small businesses that don't have the IT budget or staff of their larger counterparts. The announcement comes as HP gets its annual Discover conference under way in Las Vegas, and a day after company officials unveiled a number of new enterprise PCs . The new servers aim to give SMBssuch as retail stores and medical practicestools to scale their computing capabilities while enabling greater content sharing and collaboration among employees. Noting numbers from AMI, HP officials said that within the next five years, 5.1 million small businesses around the globe will buy their first server. They're going to look for systems that meet their particular needs, according to Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager of servers for HP. "Small and midsized businesses require innovative server solutions that meet their specific business needs and price points to remain competitive," Potter said in a statement. "These new HP ProLiant servers are easy to use, highly reliable and cost-effective to maintain, enabling our SMB customers to boost business performance, save time and cut costs." HP launched its first ProLiant MicroServer in 2010, with the idea of giving SMBs a very compact, simple system that could handle their immediate computing needs, scale when needed and fit within their limited budgets. The new MicroServer Generation 8 is still designed to be a solid first server, and is small and quiet enough to be put onto the floor or a desk in an office space. It's aimed at businesses with fewer than 10 employees, according to HP. The system makes it easy to store, secure and share information from a central location, enhancing collaboration and content sharing among employees.
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The specification isn't a powerhouse, but it's decent enough for a first business server (especially if you just need centralised file sharing and storage plus the odd server application), and more than capable for home server usage. Full specifications as follows: 21cm (w) x 26cm (d) x 26.7cm (h) Weight: 6 Kg There are a couple of weaknesses to be aware of here. Firstly, RAID support. If you're going to run Windows Home Server v1 on the HP MicroServer, then you will not [source] be concerned but for those considering Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Small Business Server Essentials 2011 may well need some degree of redundant data protection. The HP MicroServer does support RAID 0 (Data Striping) and RAID 1 (Mirroring) but we'd never recommend running RAID 0 on a server as it lacks any fault tolerance in the event of disk failure. We would have liked to have seen support for RAID 5 on the Microserver, for use when all of the drive bays are being utilised - most 4-bay NAS competitors offer support for RAID 5, so it's omission here is a gap that hopefully can be filled in the next generation of the server. In the meantime, you may wish to fit a separate RAID Controller card into one of the MicroServer's (half-height/half-length) PCIe ports. Secondly, the low low price of the HP MicroServer is helped by the provision of just a single year's warranty if you want more, you'll need to opt for one of HP's Care Packs. Compare that to HP's three-year warranty on the X510 Data Vault and you may wish to look there instead (if you can find one still on sale). For absolute happiness, I'd love to have seen 2GB RAM on board, rather than the 1GB slab fitted as standard, especially as the RAM upgrade is a fiddly job.
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