Reviews and Problems with HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Review
3 October 2014
Summary: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is an ideal solution for small organizations looking to build their first IT server environment. It comes equipped with very useful functionality like HP iLO4 to allow for innovations such as Intelligent Provisioning for a seamless out-of-the-box installation and setup...
Pros: Great compact design for front of office, HP management tools ensure ease of deployment and management, Miniature server doesn't neglect enterprise features
Summary: A compact system well suited to a variety of tasks ranging from small business server to test platform. The MicroServer Gen8 is very good value, comes with classy remote management features and looks good on the desktop as well.
Pros: Compact and very well built, Good value, HP iLO4 remote management, Quiet
Summary: We put HP's server through its paces and the results are positive
Pros: Professional build quality with ease of access, Choice of Intel dual-core processors, Embedded RAID controller, Two Gigabit network ports, Two USB 3.0, Integrated Lights Out management (iLO4) as standard, The Gen8 makeover has turned the ugly MicroServer duckling into a fully-fledged ProLiant swa...
Cons: No hot-swap disks, 16GB memory limit, Could be quieter, There wasn't a great deal we didn't like about the Gen8 MicroServer. The server has to be powered off to swap disks and only two of the bays are able to run at the full 6Gbps speed of the latest SATA drives, but neither is a major issue in t...