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HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Micro tower Server, DC Xeon 3065/2.33GHz, RAM 1GB, 250 GB £116 delivered!
HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Micro tower Server, DC Xeon 3065/2.33GHz, RAM 1GB, 250 GB £116 delivered!

HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Micro tower Server, DC Xeon 3065/2.33GHz, RAM 1GB, 250 GB £116 delivered!

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This is a server, not a PC, good for storage, network gaming etc. Seems a veritable bargain with a DC 2.33ghz xeon, 250gb sata, 1gb and 3 year warranty


Specifications
General Jump to Top
Type Server
Width 17.5 cm
Depth 42.6 cm
Height 36.7 cm
Weight 10.8 kg
Recommended Use Small business, corporate business
Product Form Factor Micro tower - 4U
Internal Bays Qty 4
Front Accessible Bays Qty 2
Server Scalability 1-way
Expansion / Connectivity Jump to Top
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x8 - full-length, full-height
2 ( 2 ) x PCI Express x8 - full-height ( x1 mode )
1 ( 1 ) x PCI - full-height
4 ( 3 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin
1 ( 0 ) x processor - LGA775 Socket
Interfaces 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
8 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ( 2 front, 4 rear, 2 internal )
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
Expansion Bays Total (Free) 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H
4 ( 3 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Manufacturer Warranty Jump to Top
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - on-site - response time: next business day
Processor Jump to Top
Type Intel Dual-Core Xeon 3065 / 2.33 GHz
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 1
64-bit Computing Yes
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
RAM Jump to Top
Technology DDR2 SDRAM - ECC
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Features Unbuffered
Installed Size 1 GB / 8 GB (max)
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Memory Speed 800 MHz
Configuration Features 1 x 1 GB
Storage Jump to Top
Hard Drive 1 x 250 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm
Networking Jump to Top
Features Wake on LAN (WoL)
Networking Network adapter - PCI Express - integrated
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Controller(s) HP NC105i
Miscellaneous Jump to Top
Features System password, power-on password
Compliant Standards ACPI 2.0
Power Jump to Top
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Device Type Power supply
Power Provided 365 Watt
Environmental Parameters Jump to Top
Min Operating Temperature 10 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Storage Controller Jump to Top
Type 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Channel Qty 6
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
Cache Memory Jump to Top
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 4 MB
Cache Per Processor 4 MB
Optical Storage Jump to Top
Type DVD±RW (+R double layer) - Serial ATA
Operating System / Software Jump to Top
OS Certified Novell NetWare 6.5, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Web Edition
Monitor Jump to Top
Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller Jump to Top
Type Integrated
Installed Size 8 MB
Mainboard Jump to Top
Chipset Type Intel 3200
Data Bus Speed 1333 MHz

66 Comments

Been following these deals at Insight for a while, and this is the best one I've seen yet, with more memory and bigger HDD than the other Proliants. Voted hot.

BTW - Does anyone know the cheapest place to get the latest version windows home server s/w?

wonder what the average power consumption is like on one of these?

Note: expected to arrive: 22-August

I tried to order two days ago - and no stock - 'expected at the end of next week'.

Yes, this is a very god buy! I bought one a couple fo weeks ago and is brilliant. Very quiet (except on boot up - but expected) and quite petite. Be careful of the WoL Feature (wake on lan) as it has the slot for a card but does not actually have the card in it. This was no bother to me but maybe to others.

how many hdd can you fit in here

what the diff between this and the 115... ?? apart from the obious intel vs...

Also wol it doesnt have the card ?? the card it comes with does not support wol ??

I thought they were doing a promtion...

Internal mass storage
Maximum 1.8 TB (4 x 450 GB) SAS

Can you run this as a normal PC with Window XP/Vista?

Original Poster

mchu6am4;2745244

Can you run this as a normal PC with Window XP/Vista?



possible, but not a supported OS

OS Certified Novell NetWare 6.5, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 … OS Certified Novell NetWare 6.5, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server

harmzz;2745116

what the diff between this and the 115... ?? apart from the obious intel … what the diff between this and the 115... ?? apart from the obious intel vs... Also wol it doesnt have the card ?? the card it comes with does not support wol ??I thought they were doing a promtion...



the 5 at the end of the product number just denotes that it is the AMD version.. so an nx6170 laptop would be intel, and an nx6175 would be the same one wtih an AMD cpu, for example..

Does anyone know if the fre VMware ESXi hypervisor recognises the disk controller? This would be a lovely machine for a home lab if it does.

I bought the last type they had on offer (with dual core AMD) and that was cheap. This one is even better. Easily converted into a home PC with the addition of a sound card & PCI graphics card. I am running mine with XP Pro. The drivers are a bit hard to find on the disc they provide to support the sound card but once you find them it is a quick PC.

This deal was already posted a week or so ago...
Still a good deal tho and makes my ML110 G4 look a little less of a bargain now
They make a cracking home server (have it running Small Business Server 2003 Premium R2) and have it packing 3gb ecc ram and 4 sata hard disks. Onboard SATA Raid is a major pain in the @ss to get sorted with the G4s. Ended up running with software Raid instead as couldn't face a reinstall.
No builtin sound. They happily take PCI / PCI-E cards so no issue (plus you can get Terminal Services to play audio through the client pc if connecting via RDP).
Very quiet once booted and nice small footprint.

swnw17995;2747356

I bought the last type they had on offer (with dual core AMD) and that … I bought the last type they had on offer (with dual core AMD) and that was cheap. This one is even better. Easily converted into a home PC with the addition of a sound card & PCI graphics card. I am running mine with XP Pro. The drivers are a bit hard to find on the disc they provide to support the sound card but once you find them it is a quick PC.



Only one PCI slot - but there is PCIe.

From the sales page:

This particular ML110 G5 features Wake-on-LAN & Integrated Lights Out 100 … This particular ML110 G5 features Wake-on-LAN & Integrated Lights Out 100 Remote Management Processor.



From Insight when I complained that mine arrived without one:

Dear StephenThank you for your responseIt has been confirmed that our … Dear StephenThank you for your responseIt has been confirmed that our website is incorrect, if you wish to return we can issue a returns number and arrange a collection, please provide collection date.Kind RegardsHayley SmithInsight Client Services



Also note, even though they've confirmed that their "website is incorrect", they've still not amended it - they're now knowingly mis-selling this.

xenny;2745667

Does anyone know if the fre VMware ESXi hypervisor recognises the disk … Does anyone know if the fre VMware ESXi hypervisor recognises the disk controller? This would be a lovely machine for a home lab if it does.



It won't - ESXi is really really picky and I once spent an afternoon trying to get it to work, and failing.

I did, however, get the full-blown version of ESX installed.

To be honest, if I were getting one of these for myself, I'd put Xen on it rather than ESX.

Kallisti;2753317

Also note, even though they've confirmed that their "website is … Also note, even though they've confirmed that their "website is incorrect", they've still not amended it - they're now knowingly mis-selling this.



Keep in mind that they're a business to business seller and don't care too much about normal consumer protection rules.

The ML110 has never shipped with the iLo card - we order a dozen or so of these most months.

wibbble;2758823

Keep in mind that they're a business to business seller and don't care … Keep in mind that they're a business to business seller and don't care too much about normal consumer protection rules.The ML110 has never shipped with the iLo card - we order a dozen or so of these most months.


In what way are they business to business? They sell to the public perfectly happily. Anyway, I think the headline paragraph specifically promising the card is extremely cheeky - I've made a complaint to Consumer Direct, unlikely to go anywhere I guess, but I'm not overly amused.

Considering using this as a home server to store all my media on. What I need to know is, will my Samsung 750gb SATA drive go into this ok? Someone mentioned using 4 x 450gb drives?! Is this the only configuration you can use to get the max storage in it? Or is this only if you're using RAID?

Do you think the machine will be suitable as a media server?

Thanks

Just to say this server does NOT come with the Operating System . just before anyone asks

Matt

DAZZ2000;2747834

This deal was already posted a week or so ago...Still a good deal tho and … This deal was already posted a week or so ago...Still a good deal tho and makes my ML110 G4 look a little less of a bargain now :(They make a cracking home server (have it running Small Business Server 2003 Premium R2) and have it packing 3gb ecc ram and 4 sata hard disks. Onboard SATA Raid is a major pain in the @ss to get sorted with the G4s. Ended up running with software Raid instead as couldn't face a reinstall.No builtin sound. They happily take PCI / PCI-E cards so no issue (plus you can get Terminal Services to play audio through the client pc if connecting via RDP).Very quiet once booted and nice small footprint.



spaceghost;2769685

Considering using this as a home server to store all my media on. What I … Considering using this as a home server to store all my media on. What I need to know is, will my Samsung 750gb SATA drive go into this ok? Someone mentioned using 4 x 450gb drives?! Is this the only configuration you can use to get the max storage in it? Or is this only if you're using RAID?Do you think the machine will be suitable as a media server?Thanks



From my research, the most it will seem to take is a 750GB disk, so the Samsung F1s that I intended for this are out at the moment. Agreed with the onboard RAID. Cannot get this recognised/working even with the supported OSes (including RHEL 5 and SLED 10 SP1). Drivers are updated constantly, so not given up hope and trying to avoid software RAID.

Please bear in mind that this uses the newer PCI standard with the reversed slot (the notch in the socket is closer to the backplate) so your standard PCI cards will not fit. You are pretty much left with the PCIe slots.

The onboard graphics card is a Matrox G200e, which struggles with widescreen. Anything above 1440x900 results in lower than 60Hz refresh rates and a flickering screen. VGA port only on the back. You need to budget for a new graphics card if you don't intend to run this as a server.

Not tried any of the Windows flavour, but the following more or less work.

Fedora Core 9 i386 - everything works bar RAID.
SLED 10 sp1 - ditto
RHEL9 - less successful than SLED. I tried the x64 version. The supplied drivers don't work and seem to be for i386 only.
Ubuntu Server - installed without a hitch.
Mac OS X - 10.5.4 - graphics VESA only. Onboard NIC not recognised, nor drivers available (Broadcom NetXtreme Server NIC BCM5722). Needs tweaking to keep stable.

For Linux, I would avoid the 64 bit variants, unless you know how to roll your own drivers.

I would also recommend that you install onto one disk first, get the drivers sorted out and then build your RAID(s).

Is the price correct? I calculate it as £111.61 plus ]UK delivery (weight 10kg) at £10.99 that's £122.60 delivered (including VAT). :?

Sorry I've just seen the 2-3 day delivery is £4.99 my mistake. So it's £122.60 with next day delivery and £116 with standard 2-3 day delivery.

ESXi didn't work on the AMD version of this, but if you install ESXi onto a usb pen drive and put this in the internal USB slot away you go.

spraint;2769879

From my research, the most it will seem to take is a 750GB disk, so the … From my research, the most it will seem to take is a 750GB disk, so the Samsung F1s that I intended for this are out at the moment. Agreed with the onboard RAID. Cannot get this recognised/working even with the supported OSes (including RHEL 5 and SLED 10 SP1). Drivers are updated constantly, so not given up hope and trying to avoid software RAID.Please bear in mind that this uses the newer PCI standard with the reversed slot (the notch in the socket is closer to the backplate) so your standard PCI cards will not fit. You are pretty much left with the PCIe slots.The onboard graphics card is a Matrox G200e, which struggles with widescreen. Anything above 1440x900 results in lower than 60Hz refresh rates and a flickering screen. VGA port only on the back. You need to budget for a new graphics card if you don't intend to run this as a server.Not tried any of the Windows flavour, but the following more or less work.Fedora Core 9 i386 - everything works bar RAID.SLED 10 sp1 - dittoRHEL9 - less successful than SLED. I tried the x64 version. The supplied drivers don't work and seem to be for i386 only.Ubuntu Server - installed without a hitch.Mac OS X - 10.5.4 - graphics VESA only. Onboard NIC not recognised, nor drivers available (Broadcom NetXtreme Server NIC BCM5722). Needs tweaking to keep stable.For Linux, I would avoid the 64 bit variants, unless you know how to roll your own drivers.I would also recommend that you install onto one disk first, get the drivers sorted out and then build your RAID(s).



I am looking to upgrade my Windows Home Server system, I currently have 4 x 1tb drives in my WHS box, since WHS uses software RAID, would I be able to put the 4 x 1tb drives into the system?

Arv;2770168

ESXi didn't work on the AMD version of this, but if you install ESXi onto … ESXi didn't work on the AMD version of this, but if you install ESXi onto a usb pen drive and put this in the internal USB slot away you go.



So you just stick a USB pen in and select that as the install destination and it works?

Little bit more work than that. You need to:

1. Download the ESXi iso
2. Extract the .dd file (its about 190mb packed) from the iso using your favourite archive manager
3. Using ]WinImage select “Restore Virtual Harddisk Image on physical drive”
4. Point to your .dd image file and restore it to your usb pen
5. Make a brew
6. When finished insert usb pen into server

Arv;2770535

Little bit more work than that. You need to:1. Download the ESXi iso2. … Little bit more work than that. You need to:1. Download the ESXi iso2. Extract the .dd file (its about 190mb packed) from the iso using your favourite archive manager3. Using ]WinImage select “Restore Virtual Harddisk Image on physical drive”4. Point to your .dd image file and restore it to your usb pen5. Make a brew6. When finished insert usb pen into server



Brilliant, cheers for that

spraint;2769879

From my research, the most it will seem to take is a 750GB disk, so the … From my research, the most it will seem to take is a 750GB disk, so the Samsung F1s that I intended for this are out at the moment. Agreed with the onboard RAID. Cannot get this recognised/working even with the supported OSes (including RHEL 5 and SLED 10 SP1). Drivers are updated constantly, so not given up hope and trying to avoid software RAID.Please bear in mind that this uses the newer PCI standard with the reversed slot (the notch in the socket is closer to the backplate) so your standard PCI cards will not fit. You are pretty much left with the PCIe slots.The onboard graphics card is a Matrox G200e, which struggles with widescreen. Anything above 1440x900 results in lower than 60Hz refresh rates and a flickering screen. VGA port only on the back. You need to budget for a new graphics card if you don't intend to run this as a server.Not tried any of the Windows flavour, but the following more or less work.Fedora Core 9 i386 - everything works bar RAID.SLED 10 sp1 - dittoRHEL9 - less successful than SLED. I tried the x64 version. The supplied drivers don't work and seem to be for i386 only.Ubuntu Server - installed without a hitch.Mac OS X - 10.5.4 - graphics VESA only. Onboard NIC not recognised, nor drivers available (Broadcom NetXtreme Server NIC BCM5722). Needs tweaking to keep stable.For Linux, I would avoid the 64 bit variants, unless you know how to roll your own drivers.I would also recommend that you install onto one disk first, get the drivers sorted out and then build your RAID(s).



I still have a box of about a dozen Matrox G200 cards (not the 'e' version - original PCI) which I had been using for coverting old servers into PCs. They are only 8 meg - so at 24 bit colour depth they were fine at 1600x1200 - for non gaming computing (although I cannot remember the refresh rate but to remember the resolution - the chances are I remembered it as being acceptable). So it looks like the PCIe version has less memory.

Was it not 64 bit Ubuntu server you installed? Which would point at it being happy with 64 bit computing in Linux with a very comprehensive set of drivers being available. From your installation - did you see or read anything that might suggest the PC version of Ubuntu may not work?

This is my first comment....so bear with me.

Looking around for the same server in stock, IT247.com has 798 in stock at a price of £117.17 including the 3 year warranty.

I'm not sure what IT247 are like; never purchased anything from them.

Link

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Actually ebuyer who I can confirm have great customer service are selling this at £111.99

ebuyer.com/pro…153

Stupid question, but gonna ask it anyway muhahaha

If I am a home/retail customer they would still have to support me for the 3 years? Or would they only come out ot a business address? (as said/commeted on above?)

dirtybobby;2745617

the 5 at the end of the product number just denotes that it is the AMD … the 5 at the end of the product number just denotes that it is the AMD version.. so an nx6170 laptop would be intel, and an nx6175 would be the same one wtih an AMD cpu, for example..


And the HP ProLiant ML115 G5 is a better option if you want to build a workstation as it has a 1 x PCI Express x16 - full length full height although it only ships with 512mb ram.

There is a tread in this forum that may be usefull
]http//fo…810

thekanester;2744394

Been following these deals at Insight for a while, and this is the best … Been following these deals at Insight for a while, and this is the best one I've seen yet, with more memory and bigger HDD than the other Proliants. Voted hot.BTW - Does anyone know the cheapest place to get the latest version windows home server s/w?



not sure...i had the hp ex475 server which had it pre-installed....server was a pile of **** tho....and had a major flaw as it didnt use RAID....used folder duplication and each of the 4 disks that you could install are just added to one disk mass....so if you lost a disk it couldnt be read by anything other than a hp ex475 device, which formats the drive on install....durr (this stupid flaw/oversight was confirmed by HP support)..i returned it in disbelief...so these poors saps out there with these servers are in for a shock when they lose a disk!

had loads of other probs with windows home server software too - eg not being able to use an xbox360 as a a media streamer of non-drm media stored on the server....even though the marketing crud states you can!! (hp support/ms support/xboxlive support - stumped!)

wouldnt touch the hp ex servers or WHS with a barge pole

Arv;2770535

Little bit more work than that. You need to:1. Download the ESXi iso2. … Little bit more work than that. You need to:1. Download the ESXi iso2. Extract the .dd file (its about 190mb packed) from the iso using your favourite archive manager3. Using ]WinImage select “Restore Virtual Harddisk Image on physical drive”4. Point to your .dd image file and restore it to your usb pen5. Make a brew6. When finished insert usb pen into server



Is there any advantage to installing it on a USB as opposed to locally?

Rob_Quads;2771781

Is there any advantage to installing it on a USB as opposed to locally?



You don't need local disks in your ESX servers then, just iSCSI or NFS them up to a storage server.

I got two of these 110's a few weeks ago and can confirm they are wisper-quiet. The ML115's (which aren't too loud) are tornados next to these. Shame about the PCI-e expansion though - two x1, one x8 and a normal PCI. The 115's have more expandibility but are louder and slower.

ibiza;2770628

I still have a box of about a dozen Matrox G200 cards (not the 'e' … I still have a box of about a dozen Matrox G200 cards (not the 'e' version - original PCI) which I had been using for coverting old servers into PCs. They are only 8 meg - so at 24 bit colour depth they were fine at 1600x1200 - for non gaming computing (although I cannot remember the refresh rate but to remember the resolution - the chances are I remembered it as being acceptable). So it looks like the PCIe version has less memory.Was it not 64 bit Ubuntu server you installed?



On board VRAM is 8MB, so 1600x1200 is a possibility. My monitor is 1680x1050 which causes refresh problems - on those OSes that supported that resolution, the refresh rate dropped to 58Hz, causing screen flicker and artefacts. Damn those 80 pixels.

The 64bit OS was RHEL 5, which I borrowed from a friend, who works in networking. He did not have the 32 bit disks to hand. SLED 10 can be freely downloaded in any flavour.

I just borrowed WHS to try from him. He did not rate it. Install disks boot up, allow drivers to be loaded from a USB pen. So far, so good. Next thing, it wants to initialise all the disks it finds. All of them. No option to select. Bye, bye WHS.

In response to the other question about the 1tb disks, I don't have any to try. I just read on hp's forums that 750GB is apparently the limit with this server. Whether that is a SATA bios limitation or just a RAID limitation was not clear, as all the posters were using this as a server with RAID enabled. There has been a bios update since those posts, so that limitation may have been lifted. I just don't know.

Brigadier;2772099

Shame about the PCI-e expansion though - two x1, one x8 and a normal PCI.



Not a 'normal' PCI. Take a closer look at the slot. Your bog-standard PCI cards will not fit. This is due to the different voltage the slot requires (3.3V).

thekanester;2744394

Been following these deals at Insight for a while, and this is the best … Been following these deals at Insight for a while, and this is the best one I've seen yet, with more memory and bigger HDD than the other Proliants. Voted hot.BTW - Does anyone know the cheapest place to get the latest version windows home server s/w?


Dont do it!

Install Linux for free instead.

spraint;2772180

Not a 'normal' PCI. Take a closer look at the slot. Your bog-standard PCI … Not a 'normal' PCI. Take a closer look at the slot. Your bog-standard PCI cards will not fit. This is due to the different voltage the slot requires (3.3V).



Wow, 5V PCI cards? I haven't seen one for ages! OK, so it's a standard PCI 3.0 slot
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