HP MicroServer

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HP MicroServer Gen10
HP MicroServer Gen8

MicroServer's Introduction

A MicroServer is a small form factor OEM server manufactured by HP. There have been a number of variants of the MicroServer with the latest being the Gen10. The Gen8 models were based on an Intel CPU architecture whilst the current Gen10 and previous G7 model are AMD. It has a huge number of features typically found on an enterprise server squeezed into a small chassis.

Pros and Cons


  • Hardware on VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) for ESXi 6
  • Low noise
  • Space for 4 x 3.5” HDD’s and 1 SSD, more with expansion bracket.
  • Small form factor server
  • Built in iLo
  • Internal USB slot
  • On-board RAID controller
  • 2 x NIC’s as standard
  • 2 x Half Height PCIe 3 Expansion slots
  • Cashback deals reduce cost


  • Max 32Gb RAM
  • Standard AMD CPU is not very powerful and only 2 cores (4 Core Optional)
  • Embedded RAID Controller is RAID 0/1/10 only

Tested HW Configurations

Tested Hardware Configurations
Server Model Type Part
Gen8 CPU CPU Model to go here
Gen8 Memory Kingston 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2 x 8GB)
N36L Memory Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G, 1333 MHz, DDR3, ECC CL9 DIMM Kit (2x8 GB), 240-pin - Tested with ESXi 6.0
N36L NIC Card HP NC112T PCI Express Gigabit (Intel 82574L chipset) - Tested with ESXi 6.0



G7 QuickSpecs
Gen8 QuickSpecs
Gen10 QuickSpecs
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