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HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« on: December 15, 2011, 08:03:14 pm »
Home build NAS




Used Hardware:
HP Proliant Microserver 40L
2x 4gb KTH-PL313E/4G 4GB 1333MHz ECC Module Kingston
4x WD20EARX-00PASB0 2TB green Western Digital
Sandisk 8GB U3 Titanium USB stick
Samsung USB DVD writer SE-208

Network router used:
Netgear WNDR3700

Used Software:
OpenMediaVault free nas operating system build on Debian linux distribution
http://www.openmediavault.org
Version: 0.2.5.7
Kernel Linux 2.6.32-5 amd64

Used resource for installation:
OpenMediaVault Wiki

Installed the plugin manager:
http://omv-plugins.org/

Used NAS disk configuration:
    Raid Level : raid5
     Array Size : 5860538880 (5589.05 GiB 6001.19 GB)
  Used Dev Size : 1953512960 (1863.02 GiB 2000.40 GB)
   Raid Devices : 4
  Total Devices : 4

Raid5 set formatted as XFS

All disks have set Write Cache to on.
On the SMB/CIFS filesystem have set Use Sendfile to on.

Speed test done with:
Nas Performance Tester 1.3
PC: Intel Quadcore Q6600 Win 7 64bit Ultimate 6GB memory

Running a 200MB file write on drive Z: 5 times...
Iteration 1:     113,76 MB/sec
Iteration 2:     107,23 MB/sec
Iteration 3:     110,31 MB/sec
Iteration 4:     103,41 MB/sec
Iteration 5:     114,87 MB/sec
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Average (W):     109,92 MB/sec
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Achievement unlocked: 100MB+/sec write speed!
Running a 200MB file read on drive Z: 5 times...
Iteration 1:     67,45 MB/sec
Iteration 2:     84,21 MB/sec
Iteration 3:     80,25 MB/sec
Iteration 4:     76,86 MB/sec
Iteration 5:     75,93 MB/sec
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Average (R):     76,94 MB/sec
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Running a 400MB file write on drive Z: 5 times...
Iteration 1:     103,17 MB/sec
Iteration 2:     102,56 MB/sec
Iteration 3:     97,99 MB/sec
Iteration 4:     101,11 MB/sec
Iteration 5:     101 MB/sec
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Average (W):     101,16 MB/sec
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Achievement unlocked: 100MB+/sec write speed!
Running a 400MB file read on drive Z: 5 times...
Iteration 1:     83,26 MB/sec
Iteration 2:     84,71 MB/sec
Iteration 3:     65,12 MB/sec
Iteration 4:     70,23 MB/sec
Iteration 5:     76,46 MB/sec
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Average (R):     75,96 MB/sec
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Read performance is less then write because of the used software RAID5.
Using JBOD configuration (4x separate disk), gives both read and write above 100MB/s

OpenMediaVault Forum for tips, tricks and specific questions:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/openmediavault/index.php

Using Med500X / 400X2 / 500X2 to stream from it.

Setup als follow:
Using the My_Shortcuts method as shown in this demo http://www.mede8er.com/Mede8er_X2_Add_Shortcut.html

Also using NFS streaming from 400X2 and 500X2 without issues.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2011, 05:44:22 pm by Maasbommel »
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 05:11:18 am »
Nice... Do you have a SABnzbd+Sickbeard setup on this box too?
Home Theater Setup:
Samsung LA40C650L1R
Mede8er MED500X2
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 08:55:59 am »
No, currently only BT torrent plugin available.
But as it is a Linux Debian OS underneath I expect that a plugin will come available or it must be possible to install it otherwise manually on this linux box.

But did not had the time to give that a try.
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 09:23:27 am »
I just added the OpenMediaVault forum link to my first post.

It seems that your question is already answered in this forum post, some user already configured it:
https://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/openmediavault/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=183

Still need to give it a try myself...
« Last Edit: December 17, 2011, 12:04:17 pm by Maasbommel »
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 06:59:30 am »
I bought the exact same server yesterday. A friend of mine recommended I use FreeNAS. Any specific reason you went for OpenMediaVault?
Model: MED500X2
Internal HDD: WD WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1TB 3.5" SATA
Network: Wireless
TV: 32" Samsung LA32B530P7RXXA
Audio: Optical to NAD T751 AV receiver

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 09:18:56 am »
I bought the exact same server yesterday. A friend of mine recommended I use FreeNAS. Any specific reason you went for OpenMediaVault?


I like the GUI more.
Also the auto update feature of the Gui for Debian and the plugin feature.

I suggest just to try both and look what you like the most and share your results here.
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 08:44:49 pm »
I get the following error trying to install OpenMediaVault from a usb stick (created with UNetbootin)...

"Partition(s) 1 on dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably beacue it/they are in use. As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use. You should reboot now before making any further changes.

ERROR! ! !"

No HDD in my HP. Any ideas?
Model: MED500X2
Internal HDD: WD WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1TB 3.5" SATA
Network: Wireless
TV: 32" Samsung LA32B530P7RXXA
Audio: Optical to NAD T751 AV receiver

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 09:02:10 pm »
I used another method to install and had no errors like that.

I did as follow:
- wiped usb stick (all partitions removed
- burned the install iso file on a DVD
- pulled all the disks in the proliant - so no disks attached during install
- connected and usb dvd drive to the proliant and booted from it
- booted from the DVD drive
- installed open media vault on the usb stick
- when all was installed, put back the drives in my proliant and booted open media vault from the usb stick
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 09:04:36 pm »
Cool. I'll give that a try. Many thanks.
Model: MED500X2
Internal HDD: WD WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1TB 3.5" SATA
Network: Wireless
TV: 32" Samsung LA32B530P7RXXA
Audio: Optical to NAD T751 AV receiver

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 11:00:13 am »
I used another method to install and had no errors like that.

I did as follow:
- wiped usb stick (all partitions removed
- burned the install iso file on a DVD
- pulled all the disks in the proliant - so no disks attached during install
- connected and usb dvd drive to the proliant and booted from it
- booted from the DVD drive
- installed open media vault on the usb stick
- when all was installed, put back the drives in my proliant and booted open media vault from the usb stick

Hi Massbommel,

I've been trying to install to USB and I used the same way you did.
I'm using 16GB stick which I dont think it should be an issue, but i kept getting that it failed installing GRUB installer.
If I install it on SATA, it worked fine.
any idea why?

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 11:07:49 am »
I suggest to try another brand usb stick if you have one.
I had no such issues with my Sandisk 8GB U3 Titanium USB stick

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver 40L with OpenMediaVault
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 11:14:12 am »
I suggest to try another brand usb stick if you have one.
I had no such issues with my Sandisk 8GB U3 Titanium USB stick



I see, I will see if I have one spare around.

Anyway, I booted it on the SATA drive as i mentioned before and it worked fine, BUT when I login through the webgui I can't see any settings. Please see attached.

and sorry for a complete Noob  ;D