Anyone here running ESXi on theirs? I'm thinking of replacing a bunch of Raspberry pi's with one of these and leverage my already existing Vsphere platform. It will need to have vt-d though to passthrough USB (reading a smart power meter).
Just tested this with a new disk I planned to add: Hitachi ultrastar 7k3000.
The following is seen in dmesg:
[9411930.963315] scsi 0:0:12:0: Direct-Access ATA HUA723020ALA640 A870 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[9411930.963328] scsi 0:0:12:0: SATA: handle(0x0015), sas_addr(0x5003048000f29dd9), phy(25)...
I'm currently thinking of adding disks to my NAS at home and I was wondering where the requirements lie for a succesful hot insert/removal of a drive. Is it the drive type, OS, Backplane, ... ?
My current setup:
- Supermicro 846 with EL1 backplane
- IBM M1015 IT mode
- Debian stable
I found that article too but it's about IPMI, not bios. The IPMI password was still default (ADMIN/ADMIN).
I've thrown SM an email, but I'm not sure how far they are willing to go for a motherboard that doesn't even have a serial number anymore. Wait and see.
Booting from CD/DVD does work...
I've received my ebay'ed X9SCM-F board yesterday, only to find out there is an admin password on the bios and nothing to boot from but PXE. I got it to PXE boot a dos disk to upgrade the BIOS but the flashing tool is now sitting on a blinking cursor for 15mins now:
Has anyone else had this...
My 846 with 1200W psu's is currently at customs (And they suck in Belgium so might take a while :( ) so i'll be able to tell how silent it really is.
The 900W Super Quiet should be quiet as they say. The question is, what is quite. For the ones who can compare, is it as "quiet" as the Seasonic...
I just got a second one off ebay for around 100 euro's. Any quad port 1000PT will do normally. My first card is IBM branded, the new one is HP. It has the Intel 82571EB chip on it. The card itself is PCIe x4.
According to Vsphere, these cards are apparently 2x dual gigabit or something. When...
This looks very promising. I'm looking to butcher my Norco 2U case and tuck 2 mITX boards into it as a dense ESX lab. I don't need the huge amount of SATA ports but the onboard NIC's come in handy.
Pro's for these boards against an Ivy Bridge mITX setup:
- Less power
- More NIC's onboard. Saves...