Hi microserver as Synology nas?

Hi,

Could somebody advise on building a Synology nas on a HP Microserver?

What server to buy, could I just migrate my 4 disks from my ds414 to it ...?

Found this but no real guide to implement or where to download the latest versions (which I would need to virtual machine manager)

https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/78-critical-updates/

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janhoedtAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Why all our HPE servers are set to Auto Start in BIOS

Power State restored to ON when power goes off no monkey business required with remote management!

Power goes OFF, Power comes on HPE servers just start-up and BOOT, and ESXi Boots-up, and you can set VMs to Auto-Start.

Gen8 and Gen10 does not support 32GB, but that's just not been tested yet, with anyone brave enough to purchase and try two 16GB DIMMS
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Found the tutorial, please advise only on hardware.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
HPE MicroServer Gen8/10 is all that is required, with 16GB RAM if required.

SSD(s) optional.

If you want to build yourself an Synology nas on a HP Microserver, or just use as is with Windows 2012/2016.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

So, I found this:

HPE ProLiant microserver gen10 x3216, 8 GB-omw, 4lff

16 GB HP ProLiant microserver gen10 ECC

For 550 Euro


So  the Gen10 has kvm on board right (server would run without screen, on the attic)? How to add ssd? 

Looks like a good choice then? 
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
HPE servers use Integrated Lights Out, but it needs to be licensed.

SSDs can be connected inside the case if requried, to be honest with you their performance in Synology is poor.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks. What would the lovende cost then?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Ok, thanks. What would the lovende cost then?

I do not understand ?
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Sorry, spellingchecker.
License cost then ... :-)
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Don t der any Ilo for gen 10 ....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Gen8 uses iLo, Gen9 some use iLo, Gen10 does not.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
So no way to add ilo in gen 10 then?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
iLo are part of the motherboard. Gen10 different non iLo method.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
On nl40 I had a extra card, can I use that for gen10?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I thought that card was developed especially for the NL40

You would need to raise that with HPE, doubtful.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Then I m stuck with microserver. When power goes out I need at least to be able to boot it remotely.
Gen8 is as expensive as gen10 and don't support 32 GB, didn't find any gen9 for sale.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Ok, probably will go for Microserver gen 10 then. Found basic one for no 300 Euro.
So there is a raid and I can configure in bios then supervisor on it?  Can I get alerts when issues with raid or should supervisor do the alerting?

Note: got a hp 8550p laptop, will put a hyper v on it (2012 or 2016,not sure? ), esxi probably won't work(? ) then run xpenology for a while to see how well it behaves before I buy my hardware.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Supervisor = hypervisor, damn spellingchecker :-)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi can be tricky to get alerting working, especially with the FREE version!

because it needs SNMP, which is not available on FREE version.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
So it will work in Hyperv then?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Full versions of Windows 2012 or Windows 2016 with HPE additions, can provide monitoring.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
And also full version of esxi?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A Licensed version of ESXi provides alerting and access to SNMP
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