I've recently purchased an HPE Microserver G8 GP1610T, 120GB SSD drive and a couple of 2TB drives to build an Ubuntu based server with the OS on the SSD drive and two 2TB drives as mirrored (RAID1) storage. I don't require dual-boot capability.
In reading through existing posts on this forum and elsewhere it appears that this isn't exactly straightforward with issues around recognizing and booting from drives connected to the Optical Disk sata port, utilizing the HP 'RAID' controller and fan noise. The posts however all date back to mid-2015, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and before.
My questions are therefore:
- Do the more recent versions of Ubuntu make any of this easier and solve the fan noise issue?
- Is the HP 'RAID' controller worth using or is the Ubuntu software RAID the better option?
- Do I bother with the SSD drive or just run the OS off a uSD card?
- Any pointers to 'HowTo' guides for this type of installation, especially around the RAID controller / disk configuration?
Any help appreciated!