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HP Proliant ML115 QUAD CORE Server £199.99 @ ebuyer
HP Proliant ML115 QUAD CORE Server  £199.99 @ ebuyer

HP Proliant ML115 QUAD CORE Server £199.99 @ ebuyer

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HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Server - 1352 Quad Core / 1GB / NHP SATA 160GB / 1Yr

Top price under £200. set up as pc for home.

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Good deal, they don't have sound at all, so spec in a sound card too if that bothers you.

..and it has been cheaper:
hotukdeals.com/ite…1-/

HP do these deals on and off. I got one from Misco for £180.
However, you will need a sound card and the graphics card struggles so you will need a PCI- E slot 1 card which is around £60.
Otherwise well worth the price especially the 3 year onsite warranty.

Great deal for a server. Although it was £50 cheaper at Christmas, the price has been £300+ since then.

Currently running it with 8GB and 6TB in RAID 5 - sounds like a hairdryer for the first 20 seconds, and then it is reasonably quiet.

Highly recommended.

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mikerr;4683558

Good deal, they don't have sound at all, so spec in a sound card too if … Good deal, they don't have sound at all, so spec in a sound card too if that bothers you...and it has been cheaper:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/297296/hp-proliant-ml115-g5-micro-tower-1-/



the spec is slightly different though

Good find, perfect for a media server.

This one comes with more memory (1gb) but smaller HDD (160gb).

bbasra;4683982

This one comes with more memory (1gb) but smaller HDD (160gb).



And less warranty

maprel;4683794

the spec is slightly different though



bbasra;4683982

This one comes with more memory (1gb) but smaller HDD (160gb).



Sootie;4684323

And less warranty



older one had 512mb memory, new one has 1gb
older one had 3yr warranty, new one has 1yr
older one had 250gb hdd, new one has 160gb
older one had DVD-RW, new one has DVD rom.

It does not say so, therefore I assume it comes with no software installed so you need to factor in an operating system.

guilbert53;4686087

It does not say so, therefore I assume it comes with no software … It does not say so, therefore I assume it comes with no software installed so you need to factor in an operating system.



correct

I believe Ubuntu Linux server edition works well on this range. I know that Debian does as I did a trial install not too long ago. Would make an excellent media server with Linux running on it.

Hot from me !!

Hi Guys,
First Post, Long Time Reader.. This is a great machine If you are looking for a server, I have 2 of these and they are fine if you are happy with out of the box. Linux is not easy to install but possible, windows XP crashes when you try and install it as well. But you can also get around this by changing a setting in the BIOS. Its not as simple as the SATA drivers are not there. Also the mother board in on the other side of the case which means upgrade problems.

You will also find I think this machine only has 1 PCI Express X1 slot.. It has no sound. This will need checking.. but I thought it was important to post this before other people make the mistake I did.

Oh.. should have read other peoples replys first.. before getting excited and posting my first comment Keep up the good work guys!

kevanf1;4725365

I believe Ubuntu Linux server edition works well on this range. I know … I believe Ubuntu Linux server edition works well on this range. I know that Debian does as I did a trial install not too long ago. Would make an excellent media server with Linux running on it.



I bought one a while ago to use for storage and it's quite loud... Not really something you can stick next to the TV if that's what you mean but to slap some harddrives in and stream over a network it's perfect.

mrforsythexeter;4725617

Linux is not easy to install but possible



Can you elaborate a little further? Such as distribution, architecture, live CD or standard install? If the install uses curses or not? Generic Linux is not much help.

Linux can be very very easy to install - ubuntu live dvd on correct hardware - easier than windows and you can surf the web whilst it is installing
OR
linux can be very very difficult to install (text based gentoo over a network with obsure hardware)

We bought 20x Dual Core ones from Computer 2000 for £99 each. You'll need USB sound - the PCI's aren't even normal PCI slots. They're back to front. We've managed to get them to run Windows XP with all drivers installed. PM me if you're after drivers for them.

willgimmence;4725802

We bought 20x Dual Core ones from Computer 2000 for £99 each. You'll need … We bought 20x Dual Core ones from Computer 2000 for £99 each. You'll need USB sound - the PCI's aren't even normal PCI slots. They're back to front. We've managed to get them to run Windows XP with all drivers installed. PM me if you're after drivers for them.



The PCI slots are 3.3V, which is the up to date standard. Most cheapie soundcards are 5V. Universal PCI cards exist, but are more expensive. They have two notches on the connecting side as per this picture

http://www.inta-audio.com/images/esi_maya44p.jpg

The notch on the connector tab nearest the backplate is for 3.3V cards and the notch furthest away for 5V cards. If your card only has a notch for the 5V cards, such as this budget Sweex card

http://www.techfuels.com/attachments/sound-card/8211d1227263387-sweex-5-1-pci-sound-card-sweex-5.1-pci-sound-card-sound-card-.jpg

then it will not fit inside your HP server.

As for free slots in the machine, I have the dual core Xeon version (ML110 G5) and I got one PCI slot and three PCIe slots, one of which was 8x, and none full size to accommodate 16x PCIe graphic cards, so the PCI slot was given over to a PCI FX5200 fanless graphics card I got cheap from Scan, as this was a cheaper option than a 1x PCIe card. The onboard graphics was a useless Matrox G200e, which I had trouble getting to work at better than low resolution on any OS.

The dual core xeon ML110 is available just now at insight, not quad core but larger hard drive and 3 year warranty.
Theres a code for £10 off, MARWEB which should make it slightly cheaper than this.

I bought one of these at the end of last week, I now have it next to me. I can't say which way around the PCI slot is, but it's got:

Slot 1: PCI 32-bit/33MHz PCI at 3.3V slot;
Slot 2: PCI-Express x1 connector with x1 link;
Slot 3: PCI-Express x8 connector with x8 link;
Slot 4: PCI-Express x16 connector with x16 link

I ordered some RAM from Crucial (with Quidco) and I'll be throwing some drives in there too. Any hints on how to get XP on these boxes would be appreciated!

EDIT: x16 is the one graphics cards use, but you'll need to pay attention to how much power any additional graphics card consumes. You can pick up a soundcard like the Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio from ebuyer for £34, it should fit in the PCI-E x1 (or the other PCI-E slots).

Also available here at £149 plus vAT

serversplus.com/pro…018

Never used the company so cannot vouch for them.

If your wanting sound why not just get a USB sound adaptor. Works exactly like a sound card. Use one at work all the time.

guilbert53;4726643

Also available here at £149 plus … Also available here at £149 plus vAThttp://www.serversplus.com/product.asp?s=SVHEW-470065-018Never used the company so cannot vouch for them.



It says 149, but when you add it to your basket it's over 300. Dodgy?:thinking:

kevanf1;4725365

I believe Ubuntu Linux server edition works well on this range. I know … I believe Ubuntu Linux server edition works well on this range. I know that Debian does as I did a trial install not too long ago. Would make an excellent media server with Linux running on it.


I have one at work running Fedora 9 - runs quite nicely with it on, had no problems with it to date.

I have read all the posts and am surprised at what you lot are on.

This is a SERVER - there is no need for sound or fancy graphics cards on a server. If you are after a PC buy a PC NOT a server.

Linux is easy to install Ubuntu server is easier than Windows to install. It will make a fab streaming server and if you are into Bit-Torrent downloads you can easily install a Bit Torrent client onto this and have it busy while you do something else. If you want to share files over your network you can install Samba and have oodles of storage space accessible from every PC in your house. Remember IT IS A SERVER not a PC.

It is built and designed for a different job.

msharif911;4727968

I have read all the posts and am surprised at what you lot are on. This … I have read all the posts and am surprised at what you lot are on. This is a SERVER - there is no need for sound or fancy graphics cards on a server. If you are after a PC buy a PC NOT a server.


I agree but then this is HUKD and people see QUAD CORE and under £200 and they start to wonder; can I use this as a desktop?

msharif911;4727968

Linux is easy to install Ubuntu server is easier than Windows to install.


I can’t see how it can be easier as Windows is very easy to install but maybe it’s easier to configure after you’ve installed it!

msharif911;4727968

If you want to share files over your network you can install Samba and … If you want to share files over your network you can install Samba and have oodles of storage space accessible from every PC in your house.


But most people don’t need a Quad Core Server which is why the want to turn it into a cheap desktop.

msharif911;4727968

Remember IT IS A SERVER not a PC. It is built and designed for a … Remember IT IS A SERVER not a PC. It is built and designed for a different job.


Remember this is HUKD; people here are built and designed to squeeze the maximum value out of every deal. :-D

msharif911;4727968

It is built and designed for a different job.



But it'll still play my porn, right?

msharif911;4727968

I have read all the posts and am surprised at what you lot are on.This is … I have read all the posts and am surprised at what you lot are on.This is a SERVER - there is no need for sound or fancy graphics cards on a server. If you are after a PC buy a PC NOT a server.Linux is easy to install Ubuntu server is easier than Windows to install. It will make a fab streaming server and if you are into Bit-Torrent downloads you can easily install a Bit Torrent client onto this and have it busy while you do something else. If you want to share files over your network you can install Samba and have oodles of storage space accessible from every PC in your house. Remember IT IS A SERVER not a PC.It is built and designed for a different job.



+1

We use em for printservers @ graft

This is definately aimed at someone more technical than me, especially to set it up etc. I know in work there are servers I can connect to to run data analysis remotely and utilise the power of the server rather than that of my pc. Is that something I could set up with this machine and use the server power to re-encode video to other formats etc as well as run a media server from? I am thinking some sort of vpn connection??

If I could harness the power of the processor and maybe even upgrade the ram it would be perfect as I could utilise it all from my laptop as I don't actually need a desktop pc.

PS I will also be looking to run my usenet client from it and hopefully set up an FTP and remote access, I know its getting complicated so any help is much appreciated.

Not being very technical, and a Linux newbie, could I install a card to access this server via my wireless network and get it to work?
Noting that there are hard and easy ways to install Linux, could I manage this the easy way, from CD or DVD?

Bathman001;4731174

Not being very technical, and a Linux newbie, could I install a card to … Not being very technical, and a Linux newbie, could I install a card to access this server via my wireless network and get it to work?Noting that there are hard and easy ways to install Linux, could I manage this the easy way, from CD or DVD?



I did it via a USB wifi dongle and it works, although using the inbuilt Gigabit network port is preferable. I threw Ubuntu server on mine and used it as a simple file server via AFP (netatalk) to my Macs before it became an OSX server. Just remember that Ubuntu server does not come with a GUI as standard, so unless you are handy with the command line interface, you might want to try another distro.

You dont need ubuntu server, you could install any flavour of GUI based Linux, and get away with it as a wireless media server, servers generally are cut down OS's used to service a number of clients at the same time, i.e. more than a few, you will get away with desktop ubuntu easily, and thats an easy install ;-)

I've bought this machine along with 4GB or ram which should make it more than a decent box. For people interested it can have XP installed on it even though it is not in the list of supported systems.

I bought one of these when they were £158 from insight and bought 8gb ram from crucial £80.

I have VMWare ESXi installed and 3 Virtual Machines.

Love it!. Will be buying another one if they drop again.

Plus XenSever is now freeeeeeeeeee! Perfect for home virtualisation.

£201.23 delivered @ misco if ebuyer sell out again

misco.co.uk/app…d=0

Hi bbasra I was wondering if you could help me what exactly does VMWare ESXi do? Also which is better between VMWare and Plus XenSever?

iainkane;4735973

Hi bbasra I was wondering if you could help me what exactly does VMWare … Hi bbasra I was wondering if you could help me what exactly does VMWare ESXi do? Also which is better between VMWare and Plus XenSever?


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I'm not a fan of ESXi (hardware support issues in the past) but here's a link to the blurb on VMware ESXi...bear in mind it is free of charge as long as you register for it along with having a more established support base.

Free VMware ESXi: Bare Metal Hypervisor with Live Migration - VMware
vmware.com/pro…xi/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

I have some questions on this server:

Does it only take ECC RAM?
What size are the CPU and case fans? 80mm or 120mm is ideal.
How noisy is the power supply fan? I can hopefully easily replace the other fans but I don’t like to mess with power supply fans.
Is it a standard format power supply? In case I need to replace it.
Is the heatsink a standard AM2 design?
Does anyone have links for the XP drivers?

With so many questions I have to wonder if it’s worth the aggravation to silence this beast!
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