The HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L – VMware Home Lab Review [Video]

The newest member of my home lab collection is an HP ProLiant MicroServer, model N40L. Because of its low price point and rather high potential, I’ve seen a lot of interest for this particular box floating around the Interwebs when it relates to both home lab and VCAP-DCA studies. In the video review below, I cover some of the talking points on using the N40L in both capacities, including:

  1. Raw compute power and VM density
  2. Some caveats on the ability to use this server as a ESXi host
  3. Memory upgrade options
  4. Noise, heat, and power consumption
  5. Storage and expansion slot options
  6. Comparison to White Box builds
  7. Overall thoughts

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