Reviews and Problems with HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
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16 January 2014
Summary: The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a big improvement over its predecessor in several ways. Switching to a slim optical drive and retooling the internal design has made the new enclosure even smaller. The rat's nest of wires inside the original system is nowhere to be found — the interior has been decluttered with all the cables consolidated, leaving a very clean layout. Passive CPU cooling has been retained, even though the Gen8 is much faster.
Excerpt: In September, we told you about the latest version of the HP ProLiant MicroServer and asked what you would do with one. Then last month we gave you a sneak peak of the device (and optional 8-port managed switch) and provided many pictures of the new box . Last week we followed up with a review of the optional PS1810-8G managed switch .
Conclusion: Virtually unrecognisable compared to previous models, the Gen8 ProLiant MicroServer is a serious and very capable small business server in a compact yet reassuringly well-engineered format. All the hallmarks of the ProLiant Gen 8 brand are there, including support for Xeon processors, dual Gigabit networking and embedded hypervisor plus integrated Lights Out remote management as standard.