The front is simply the power on / off buttons, the activity status light on the right side includes drive activity, NIC Status and the master light.
And the strip of 2 USB-A 3.2 Gen2 ports on one edge.
To get access to the hard drive bays, we’ll first lift the lid of the machine …
… then put the 2 locking pins on both sides …
And open the lid on the front.
The mounting of the drives is quite smart. We notice that there are 16 screws pre-installed on the front of the chassis. Each hard drive mounting tray has a built-in slot, just remove the 4 screws and attach to the body of the 3.5mm HDD, then slide inside to automatically plug into the SATA slot.
Here is the back and we will have the details for security such as keychains, Kensington slot. The lower left corner is the power supply hole, 4 1GHz ethernet ports, VGA output, DisplayPort, and 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports. Above the power socket will have 2 more PCIe Gen 3 expansion slots and above that is a drive connected to an external iLO Kit to control and manage the operation of the remote server. For those who are interested in being able to plug the SSD through PCIe and boot up or not, the answer is yes.
For those interested, iLO (or intergrated Lights Out) is a special feature on the next generation of HP servers, allowing remote management of the server’s hardware parameters, evaluation and troubleshooting. remote control via a user-friendly and easy-to-access interface. iLO is a separate port integrated on the server, has independent program and hardware, helps to manage server hardware independently, it has WebGUI program to manage as well as corresponding command line.
Continue to remove the other pair of screws, we will be able to pull the whole motherboard system out for a closer look.
Memory area UDIM DDR4 with 2 slots.
This is a smaller version of the previous MicroServer Gen10, which is twice as big in size and to be able to “compress” the size down, HPE chose to switch down to a more compact 180W power source, and use the 1 fan design.
By using the remaining 1 fan, the chassis is also smaller and smaller, while the noise level also promises to be reduced. Pay close attention, the fan is still very thick to ensure the suction air is strong enough to cool the system.
2 heatsink clusters with quite thick heat sink fins, the heat below the CPU is just brought to the main heatsink, just led by copper pipes to the sub-heatsinks placed vertically and directly out.
It can be said that, with the above characteristics in terms of appearance, design and expandability along with hardware, HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus will target quite a lot of SMB customers, regular users who do not claim. Ask a large-sized server, but instead needs smaller, more compact and especially full-featured server on many different software platforms. More importantly, the price below 20 million is also a notable factor for those who want to invest in their own servers but do not want to invest too much costs.
Currently, HPE ProLiant Server lines for small and medium businesses are officially distributed by Elite Technology Joint Stock Company and retail through HPE’s partner network nationwide. Anyone interested can refer to the full HPE ProLiant Server solution at
smb-server.elite-jsc.vn for more information. Thank you guys for letting me borrow the server on hand to get acquainted. 😁