Does anyone know how to update the firmware on the integrated (embedded) RAID controller on N40L?
The current one keeps loosing RAID config if I am adding additional HDD to the internal slot (without touching RAID config)
I wouldn't install either of them it wont be a nice experience the N36L and N40L really do struggle on 2016/2019, the cpu only just mas the minimum requirements and it really shows.Hello I too have this server "Microserver G7 N40L 8GB of RAM" I plan to install Windows Server 2019 or 2016. |I just want to use it as a file server nothing fancy proably with RAID1. My only real requirement is that i want it to be silent (or very quite). I plan to replace the two 3.5 1TB SATA hard drives with 2 X SSD drives. I am assuming I just need to get a 3.5 SATA to SSD enclourse on ebay?
Also what Fan would you recomend replacing it with?
do you know if it's possible to run a windows app in a docker in freenas? I would have thought it needs to be in VM for that.Never had issues with 16GB, but as said on another forum, before you buy 16GB for this, consider if you’ll get better results from putting the money towards something else. If you do go down this route, consider if you can avoid running a full win VM just for a single app, it’ll likely make life a little easier if you can move to Docker or something lighter.
Thanks, the 16gb server ram is so expensive now, tempted to go for the hynix modules sold on ebay, direct from china. But it's a risk if it doesn't work. no RMAPretty sure I had 16 in both my N36l and N54l. I did have that modified bios in it (TheBay I think) because I wanted to use the esata port as a fifth sata drive, but think it takes 16GB without needing the bios update
Hello I've got the NL54 been having some connection issues and it's making remote access difficult. Will these instructions work for that model? is the BIOS the same?This works if you are using Windows 10. I've done it.
UPDATE: WIN10 & NETWORK PORT ISSUE
I have followed this N40L BIOS MOD Guide.
Remove all drives/extra boards
Installed HP stock BIOS.
Installed MOD BIOS
From the BIOS MAIN Screen Go to
-> Chipset Menu
-> Southbridge Configuration
-> SB SATA Configuration => and set the following:
OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Type [IDE or Legacy IDE]
SATA IDE Combined Mode [Disabled] -- sets Ports 4 & 5 to use AHCI
SATA EPS on all PORT [Enabled] -- sets all Ports to be external SATA Ports
SATA Power on all PORT [Enabled]
Install Fresh Copy Of Windows 10
THIS is also a good help guide
It Works. Hope this helps people who want to go this route.
Thanks updated this in the end (long story had to boot to freedos in the end). My device seems to be running hot (I had a temp violation message) It's got an aftermarket fan fitted. Could that be the issue?The N36L, N40L, and N54L are all the same board / bios, just slightly different CPU speeds.