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Getting a new homeserver - HP Proliant DL380e Gen8

November 24, 2021 — lukas

yo! i recently got myself a HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 with two Intel Xeon E5-2430's, 64GB (4x16GB) DDR3 RAM and no storage for a cheap 100€.

i'd like to put proxmox on this and already got a drive for it, problem is: anything other than the hpe optimized esxi image does not detect the drive. i'm not sure why but i'm thinking it has to do with the raid controller (hp B320i). Another problem is that the fan speed is stuck at 35% minimum because of the raid controller.

this makes the server wayy too loud for use as my homeserver, though this will only serve for vms. i'll still use my dell optiplex for all my media etc. i will either strap a fan onto the raid controller heatsink or order a LSI card instead. i would love to play with this server if only things wouldn't go wrong :(

26.11.2021 edit: i installed a modded version of ilo (thanks to this) and spinned down the fans back to a good speed. temps are fine and its very quiet. this thing is a beast for me! i also fixed the hdd issue by disabling raid in the bios.

tags: proliant, hp, raid controller, gen8, homeserver

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