Thanks again to everyone who replied and gave feedback on this. It's great to know that there's a solid community of knowledgeable people who are willing to share their expertise - I really appreciate it!!
Sadly we didn't find your solution. But happily you found it on your own!
They agree that the HPE website saying that iLo Essentials only supports DL380 e-series is kinda hidden and are going to see about refunding me that license.
As for the Insight Manager iLo license, they claim that it is what I need at the best price. That this license alone will allow me to run Insight Manager, and use iLo Advanced features all inclusive in this license, which seems odd as it's a less expensive license than just iLo Advanced by itself.
I'm currently downloading Insight Manger - I guess we'll see what I see.
Though I only have one server currently that I need/want to manage - running Insight Manger is overkill for one server. And, where am I suppose to run Insight Manager?
SuperMicro is beginning to make the lines between Tier 1 and Tier 2 blurry as they increase their level of engineering on their products and begin to offer more and more enterprise class support for their products.
As part of patient satisfaction I think we should have one. If we put it on it's own internet pipe the cost would be less than $100 a month, but we are moving soon to a new 100/20 pipe from a 10/10 pipe... so we'll have plenty of bandwidth, and with the limitations that creative mentions kinda makes it a non issue.
we have 100/100mb pipes. But if you give a mouse a cookie... that bandwidth can be used up in no time if you let it be.
So HP engineering said that this should work but they had not tested it. Make sure you are fully up to date on the firmware and the P410 should be able to go to the P400 safely. But.... caveat emptor, of course.
It was the motherboard. Tested the PSUs this morning with replacements and no issues with the originals. Swapped out the motherboard and the baby fired right up. We are currently recovering everything and anticipate zero data loss. No need to even fall back to the backups.
Scale is a big factor. It's the only reason google's crappy desktop motherboard, single psu. Single HDD model works. They have have a lot of nodes. The nodes, don't matter. The redundancy isn't in the nodes, it's in the network of the nodes.
Same logic for Facebook's datacenter or BackBlaze's storage pods. Disposable nodes in large quantity.