In the past I bought Supermicro backpanes from servercase.co.uk Contact Server Case UK | Online Retailer of Industrial and High Performance Servers - even one that Supermicro did not sell individuall - so it might be worth a try with them.
Something weird happened to one of my servers.
After having everything updated and testing everything working - and having had the machine not powered on for two months or so - then when I finally get around to powering it on because I want to take it in use - then suddenly it refuses to accept...
Forgot to report back :-)
New fans has been received, installed - and results are in the ballpark of what I expected.
If I run the fans without any modications I shave off a couple of watts (hard to measure 100%) - and noise levels are a little lower than the original fans (when having applied...
I think its this guy here:
If you run that, you can write that to an usb stick, boot in UEFI mode (thats the only mode that worked for me)
Then you get a menu with some options to flash.
And you can also use it to...
Although I would love to sell you mine - but I am not letting it go as cheap as this ebay post:
Its from Netherlands, but it does not include a heatsink it seems - so if you can live without heatsink (buy one) - this is a very good deal.
I do several times a week - and shit like this is not legal in Denmark - if you say something is 40% off, its 40% off, not with a caveat. Thank god I am not living in countries where shenanigans like this is legal.
I would - both because its illegal to do otherwise (unless its first come first...