HP ProLiant ML10 v2, a single-socket 4U tower server, delivers essential availability and expansion needed to accommodate changing business needs. It is ideal for remote sites and corporate branch offices running file/print, web messaging, and small vertical applications or databases. Package Contents: ProLiant ML10 v2 Server 6' NEMA Power Cord
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Using as Standard workstation / Media PC
By Christopher J Sukosd
I have this as my media PC in my living room. I added a GTX 1050 Ti so I would have an HDMI out connection. There are many upsides to this server. Its well built. Has enough room in the case. It's easy to work on. At first I was worried about the noise being that it is a server but; The fan is surprisingly quite. Another upside is that it ships with 1 stick of 8gb ECC so going to 32gb is somewhat cheaper.
The processor is a little weak as well. Its quick but not lighting fast. You can always do what I did and upgrade it to the one mentioned in the quick spec manual on HPE's website. Back in 2014 / 2015 (When this unit was new).
This also shipped with an Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1241 v3 8M Cache, 3.50 GHz SR1R4. As a higher end option. I went ahead and found a used one on for 160 (CS 3/31/2017), If you are not experienced with servers I would say you could still do this it's not horrible to turn into a workstation. Just remember your boot up time will be slower do to all the system diagnostics that happen on boot. Then it boots to the OS.
The downside would be the HPE website and the hoops you have to jump through to get windows 10 on it. First you need the HPE SPP service pack so you can update the firmware and use the RAID configuration software on it. That would be a simple task but what slows you down is registering the warranty in your HPE profile.
They lock the service pack on there site. To download it you have to link your SN and create an account. After running the SPP patch you can run the RAID tool that is included. Create a raid 0 volume out of the single 500gb drive (If thats the only drive you plan on running).
Make sure you download the windows server 2012 raid driver off the HPE website.If you plan on putting a consumer version of Windows on this. After you have ran the SPP patch configure RAID and extract the RAID driver to separate media. Then you can finally run the windows media. Within the first couple dialogue boxes you will see a prompt to load a raid driver. Then its off to the races. I had no issues once windows 10 was installed all the rest of my drivers where pulled down automatically.
So to review (I apologize for lack of detail I do not have some of the links or file names right in front of me).
1.Goto the HPE website
2.SN and product number for the warranty in your profile
3.Download SPP service patch
4.Run service patch (Interactive mode)
5. Run raid configuration from service patch (New volume RAID 0 and mount it).
6.Download raid drivers
7.Run consumer Windows media of your choosing (Load RAID driver during setup).
8.Have a beer
All and all for my needs this will be a great machine for what I plan on using it for light gaming and media.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Great server or workstation for *nix OS!
I am running FreeBSD 11 on this server and use it as a desktop workstation with an additional Nvidia Quadro 600 that I had.
What a bargain for all the power. Having 2 Ethernet ports is great for routing and the interior is great to work with. The fan is silent and keeps the components cool.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
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By Amazon Customer
Unless you are going to use this server to host an application, web server, or database strictly for commercial purposes, then there is absolutely no need to obtain a seperate contract or licensing agreement from HP, HPE, or Microsoft just to install and use Windows Server. Members of Microsoft Imagine (predominantly students), already have the necessary licenses and permissions. The only thing you "may" need is the SPP from HP and some firmware/driver upgrades and patches. That's standard for anything new anyway.