I got my 2.54mm 4-pin SATA power cables in the other day. I had to swap the red and yellow wires, but they work perfectly for my boot disk. I damaged one of them, so I had to order another. At least 3 out of 4 servers are setup correctly, but they all work for now.
1 of the 4 of mine came with the inner rails. I was pissed when I saw that, knowing that they just threw the outer ones away or left them in the racks they came from. Such a damn shame... So wasteful.
Someone correct me here, but SATADOMs won't work unless you power them from somewhere else...
I got mine with the caddies for $70 each. That's the lowest they'd go. They've since removed the caddies, lowered the price by $10, and increased shipping by $5, so I'm not sure what the lowest they'll take now. I'd shoot for $55 a piece since they raised shipping for no reason.
The holes aren't the problem. It's the rails themselves. They are designed for a shallow depth server it appears. The roller guides in the outer rail is also not of great quality compared to the Cisco and Dell rails I'm used to.
So I ordered these. I cut the round tabs off the server, drilled holes in the rails, but was unable to get them to work. After fiddling with it for about 30 minutes, I realized I broke the guide with the bearings in it. It takes a miracle to get them aligned.
If anyone wants to try to get them...
I got an E5-2640v3 in each server. I was bothered by the lower clock speed of the L CPUs and wanted to keep power consumption, heat, and noise down, so I opted for the single 2640. Luckily, I'm only planning on using SATA drives, but it would've been nice to use my 3.8TB SAS SSDs too, but I've...
I've tried SAS SSDs and SAS HDD's... None of them work with the onboard controller. That's a major bummer. I only have plans for a single CPU in these, but occupy both available PCI slots for CPU0 with NVMe and 10GbE... I guess I have to just not use SAS drives, or spend the money and power...
Anyone else get the below error when trying to flash the 488.bin BMC file via the BMC GUI?
"Selected file is not valid for Embedded Management Software update.
Select valid file and click upload."
I grabbed the latest BMC firmware via Gigabyte here...
Awesome, thanks. I'm also assuming the Gigabyte firmware, and not the Penguin, yeah?
Nice! That's my plan too is for the 4th node to be a sacrifice for vSAN. You'll have to reply with a picture when it's all put together.
Until then, what's the safest firmware to update these to? I just got my servers this morning, and am battling with resetting the BMC password now.
Also, people... If you get ones that come with the drive sleds, they have mounting holes for 2.5" drives too... Don't make the...
If there were good deals on the SFF D51B-1U, I'd be all over that over the Gigabyte. Those GB servers should be delivered tomorrow, so I'll finally get a look at them. Still waiting on CPUs, boot disks, NVMe cache drives, etc before I can really get to play.
Interesting. At least they have some on hand if some of us have issues. I'm curious if someone made them an offer on a number of drive sleds.
Without the sleds, I could hopefully even pick another up for spare parts even cheaper.