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HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10

Offline Peasant

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HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« on: January 06, 2022, 05:25:56 PM »
After a bit of farting about with hardware I thought I'd let folks know that SME10 works out the box in both server and server/gateway mode on an HP Microserver Gen10 Plus.

The only issue I had was after restoring from my SME 9 backup I completely lost access to the server through the server-manager. This was fixed by doing a reconfiguration and reboot directly on the machine.

I'm getting there - slowly :-)
Jim

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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 05:36:51 PM »
It isn't uncommon to require the reconfigure/reboot after a restore to generate new network device names with the new systemd 'unmemorable' device names.

So eth0 becomes enp5s0 or similar.

All well and good if you have hardware that has things moving everywhere regularly, but most of us don't.

https://major.io/2015/08/21/understanding-systemds-predictable-network-device-names/
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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 01:47:50 AM »
post-upgrade and reboot is mandatory after a restore.   


only the services configured on initial boot are ready to start with the systemd sequence and the one added during the restore are not seen. 

more over all your restored configuration and eventually modifications with console needs this reboot. 

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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 09:41:49 AM »
post-upgrade and reboot is mandatory after a restore.   


only the services configured on initial boot are ready to start with the systemd sequence and the one added during the restore are not seen. 

more over all your restored configuration and eventually modifications with console needs this reboot. 

That's good to know, thanks. One question though. I used the server manager backup to transfer everything to the new SME10 server, but at some point I lost connection to the server (for the reasons you and reetp have outlined above). How am I supposed to know when the restore is complete and it is safe to do the reconfigure and reboot?
In my case I noted the time it had taken for a full backup on the old server, then when I did the restore I waited for a full hour longer before reconfiguring and rebooting the new server (I also noted that the light on the USB backup drive had stopped flashing some time before).
Is there another way? Thank you.
Jim

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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 09:57:07 AM »
JP has more experience in this than me so he'll maybe know.

I think the recommended way is via console to avoid this sort if issue.
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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 10:03:41 AM »
JP has more experience in this than me so he'll maybe know.

I think the recommended way is via console to avoid this sort if issue.

Thanks. I did find another post where JP outlined various ways to do things but the sever manager option seemed the simplest at the time :-) I'll go back and have another look there.
Jim

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Re: HP Microserver Gen10 Plus works with SME10
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2022, 08:55:41 PM »
I also run SME10 on a HP Microserver Gen10 Plus, but do this as a Virtual Machine on Proxmox. This works fine for me, running SME as a VM provides extra flexibility, but also new layers of complexity... 
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