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HP ML110 G6 - £190 with Cash Back

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by craigie, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Just seen this people, you can get the HP ML110 G6 which is normally £299 with £110 cash back making it £190.

    This is ideal for VMware or Hyper V, the specs are as follows:

    ML110 G6
    Intel X3430 Quad Core
    1x1Gb Udimm
    1x 250 GB NHP SATA HDD
    DVD-ROM
    1yr NBD

    I'm going to be buying one and the installing HP VSA to make a 3 Node HP4500 as an iSCI target.
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Seen this deal on techhead last week, a little heads up, the DVD-Rom isn't supported in ESXi 4.1(inc: 4.1u1)/vSphere Hypervisor 4.1(inc: 4.1u1)
     
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  3. csx

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    !! God! I'm tempted! I got the HP Microserver on cash back, the ML115 a few years back for £100.... and now this! Very hard to say no

    Where did you buy the server from? thanks :)
     
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  4. ThomasMc

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  5. csx

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    Awesome! thank you very much \o/

    Don't think the CC or misses be happy :(
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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    Bit of a shameless plug but if your looking for a RAID card to go with you lovely new ML110 G6 then pop over to the sales and swap forum ;)
     
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  7. onoski

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    Just as a taught, wouldn't VMware workstation 7.3? As this would save you money on the hardware as well as space in your house. I have recently acquired VMware workstation 7.3 and would try various 64 bit operating systems as well as ESXi 4.1 and would let you all know how it went.

    Cheerio:)
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    The only thing that bothers me about the VMWare workstation is that when you log off, it closes the VMs. I personally hate having to start up everything, especially when you have a big lab, it's just time consuming. You could do a small hack to run the VM's as a service, but I don't know if it can be done with version 7.3. Ohh and it's not free.
     
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  9. ThomasMc

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    You could do that as well but doing so mean you wouldn't be able to test certain things, think DRS, Directpath and maybe even FT
     
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  10. onoski

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    Very true, it has it's limitation in that respect:)
     
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  11. dales

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    It is if your a vcp! :biggrin
     
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  12. onoski

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    Is this a negative then or is there a work around?
     
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  13. ThomasMc

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  14. onoski

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    Thanks dude, just about to order the ml110 g6 testbed with esxi 4.1 with usb device.
     
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  15. dales

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    Damn you! thats just what I was about to say, If only I got out of bed earlier this morning!:biggrin
     
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  16. ThomasMc

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    LOL! Sorry dale ;)
     
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  17. onoski

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    Server arrived today and had to drag it from work via the train. Well certainly not a good idea and would not be doing that again in the future:)

    Well at least got the free delivery by calling in and confirming am a tech head web site reader:)

    Server, is HP ML110 G6

    Intel Xeon Quad-Core X3430 2.4GHz, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 Memory, 1x 250GB Non Hot Plug SATA, DVD-ROM, 1x300W

    I would get the box setup soon and feedback.
     
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  18. Theprof

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    Isn't running ESXi on a USB stick creates a single point of failure? I've always used two drives in RAID 1 for the ESXi hypervisor and used an iSCSI target for LUNs, etc... Then again maybe for lab purposes it's not so bad.
     
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  19. onoski

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    Yeah! I see your point but as it would be used for lab it's permissible. On the other hand you can have a separate USB stick with a copy of ESXi as a backup.
     
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  20. Theprof

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    True, however the host will still be down while you're replacing the USB key... I think it's fine for a lab environment. I am just talking about prod, although this setup is for testing purposes!! :)
     
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