Im pretty sure it doesnt matter if you bought it in the uk or here you can get 120e or £100 - whatever you like.
You need to send it off to the UK i think so the forms should be identical.
I bought mine here and my mate got his in the UK, both got the cash back.
Can you link the deal you got?
They are amazing machines.
Does anyone know the cheapest place to order one of these including postage here, the prices seem to be up slightly from where Dabs were selling them before, still decent value!
I meant to post this awhile ago, but for anyone on linux having issues with WOL, i came across this which works for me.
echo PCE6 > /proc/acpi/wakeup
In addition to the wakeonlon bit from ethtool has WOL working again for me.
Just throw the above into an init script when shutting down the box and WOL will work.
Any chance of a more detailed description of this fix for a linux newbie? Or a link to where you found the fix online?
Oh and have you this fix working with FreeNAS?
Thanks for the replies - I confirmed with HP - it does not matter.. I can use either the UK or ROI form (Depending on what currency I have the cashback in). I will link to a good deal later (on mobile and cant rem the co), but I found the standard box for 200GBP ex VAT ex Delivery, 4GB upgrade for 220 ex vat and a 4TB bundle with freenas USB and RAM upgrade for less than 400 ex VAT - all these deals are the standard price - i.e. cash back has still to be applied - I would have bought here but elara et al have jacked up prices due to the cashback..
Has anybody installed a dvb-s2 card and if so which one did you get? space will be an issue nice i already have a ATI graphics card installed
EDIT: Ordered a TBS 6981 dual tuner dvb-s2 pci-e low profile card. I just hope it fits
I'm not sure about FreeNAS, it's BSD based as far as I am aware. I'm not sure what way power management works on that.
I might give it a whirl over the weekend and see what I can dig up.
Machalla (and anyone else using this with Plex)... I finally got around to testing this and it worked fine on my friend's Microserver. I then got an extra 2GB from Crucial (only €21.50 delivered), taking the memory to 4GB total and sure enough, Plex now streams all the problematic files beautifully and CPU usage is down about 30% on them. Early days still (just upgraded the RAM last night) but it worked without a single glitch so far.
Sorry folks.. forgot to update this.. The deals I was talking about before were from ServersPlus.
4TB NAS Option (£370)
4GB Standard Option (219£
Bog Standard (199£:
If ordering for business you will need to give them 24hrs to validate your VAT no.
Also - if you cant call the +44845 no - get them on live chat..
Anyway.. sorry about delay (I think this company was mentioned in this thread earlier).
Thought I would post ths but dont think it is anything to worry about.
The HP response I received before was prom the HP Promotions mailing box (which appears to cover UK + ROI).
However I just received another mail from HP Ireland that states that I must buy from a ROI HP reseller.
I know from experience that when calling some numbers on the HP ROI site that it directs to resellers.
I do not know if this also happens with emails and wouldnt want to suggest that an HP reseller is using the HP.com email address to suggest that I should buy locally.
I will continue with servers plus..(According to my original HP mail and the others in this thread) but a small warning for others?
Just an fyi to anyone who may experience any problems with the Microserver...
I bought three of these, 1 in February 2011, 1 in March 2011 and 1 in June 2011.
Was doing a reinstall on one of the servers moving from FreeNas back to Win2008R2 when I decided to update to the latest HP bios prior to loading the OS. Unfortunately. the BIOS update somehow corrupted the bios and no amount of tinkering between swapping parts from all 3 servers would allow the corrupt BIOS reboot. It was dead....Luckily it was the March purchase so was still in warranty (just)...
Contacted HP by their chat function and after asking me a few questions to verify if I had tried several recovery options, they agreed to send me out a replacement motherboard. It was delivered by DHL express next morning for free, along with a prepaid label to re-attach to the box to return the faulty piece.
Superb service and new board worked as expected. Cant beat that for customer service.
i'll definitely be using them again if the time comes.
Sorry for the bump but I'm thinking of getting a Proliant and am wondering if this card fitted ok & how you got on with it?
Will want to put a HD graphics card into it too,