Updating the hp mediasmart server


08-Feb-2019 10:06

Also, on the back, is the on/off switch, which is so sensitive, you could accidentally turn the server off just by lightly touching on it.

The server comes with three DVDs, labeled "Software Installation Disc", "PC Restore Disc," and "Server Recovery Disc." The first covers installing the operating system onto the main hard drive.

Each bay comes with hard-drive tray that can be removed without tools, making installing or removing an existing hard drive an easy job.

Aside from the drive that includes the OS, the rest can be swapped out on the fly, one at a time, without turning off the server.

For example, blue indicates the drive is in good shape and ready, while red signifies there may be an error.

The LX495 has 1.5TB of storage (as opposed to the 640GB of the ), includes three empty bays, 4 USB ports, and one e SATA port, giving it a host of expansion options.



As a follow-up on previous guide on how to install Snow Leopard Server on an HP Mediasmart Machine, I decided to upgrade to lion server and the update went pretty well. I did not use the utility provided in this website but rather created a bootable installation media there are plenty of guides out there on.… continue reading »


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