[Chester LUG] Lab

Les Pritchard les.pritchard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 09:19:13 UTC 2015

Hi Mike,

I've used a lot of the older model (G7), mainly for use as NAS and they've
been very good. They seem well built considering the price range. As for
the G8, I haven't used them (got plenty of the G7 in stock!) but I have
heard good things about them. It has a much better CPU, which is where the
G7 came up short. Not sure how much heavy lifting you could do with it (you
wouldn't want it as a hypervisor for lots of VMs), but for the certs with a
single OS on there then I'd think it should do the job.


On 15 January 2015 at 16:43, Michael Crilly <michael at mcrilly.me> wrote:

> Ladies and Gentlemen,
> I was wondering if I could lean on the collective knowledge of those who
> own or have used (HP) micro servers for labs and other things. I'm looking
> to buy one, perhaps two; what model have you bought recently, and how good
> is it? I'm looking at this model:
> http://www.ebuyer.com/517760-hp-proliant-gen8-g1610t-microserver-712317-421
> I would upgrade the RAM to 16GB and throw four 2TB HDDs in there too. It
> doesn't come with an optical drive, so I would fill this space with an SSD,
> but I'm reading I'll need a molex splitter for this. Any thoughts or tips
> on this?
> The idea is this will become a lab for RHCE and BSD certificate studies. I
> see the CPU is upgradable too, so perhaps that means I can add more life to
> the system later on down the line.
> Thoughts?
> - Mike
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