I had similar issues earlier with one of my m720q, had to replace the mobo with an m920q mobo from ebay.
In my case, the fan spins up, sounds like a super jumbo taking off. I exhausted all efforts but could not flash the BIOS.
Would you mind providing some info regarding how you flashed the BIOS?
Yes, I think it should provide info about ongoing PXE boot if I'm not mistaking. In your case, I don't think the system POSTs successfully. Could try updating your m920q BIOS, updating fw on the card etc.
If RJ45 is preferred and willing to spend more, the following quad port 2.5gbe NIC with...
nvme appears to show up as a PCIe device, not entirely sure but I suspect the PCIe card is the first PCI device and appears to alter the boot sequence somehow. I had to reinstall ESXI on 2 of these device after adding a PCIe NIC due to the PCI sequence alteration.
It appears you have a...
GEC AOC-SG-I4 seems to consume about 5w but I've seen some info on this forum that RJ45s seem to run a bit warmer.
But 5w shouldn't dissipate that much heat hence I'm lead to assume that there might be some extra CPU activities since you're using PCIe V2.1
Personal opinion - could be good to...
Could you confirm the NIC you are using?
I'm using the Supermicro AOC-STG-i4S quad 10gb sfp+ with OpenWRT bare metal and it runs cool and quiet.
I had virtualized OpenWRT at first in ESXI but soon moved to bare metal when I noticed it idled at 22 watts vs 13watts on bare metal.
I've got good news to share: I updated the NIC fw version from 5.0.40043 to 9.20.71847 and powered up Openwrt on BareMetal. And I was very delighted to see my ISP SFP module negotiate and connect at 1000Mbps with the AOC-STG-i4S NIC.
To ensure it's not a dream, I've had to power cycle the...
Yes, Unsupported SFP error message is in the logs, I should have stated that earlier.
Wed Jul 26 21:57:47 2023 kern.info kernel: [ 6.781661] 8021q: adding VLAN 0 to HW filter on device eth3
Wed Jul 26 21:57:47 2023 kern.err kernel: [ 6.806717] i40e 0000:01:00.0: Rx/Tx is disabled on this...
The SFP negotiates at 1000Mps, my generic DAC cable (SFP-H10GB-CU1M) works with the AOC-STG-i4S
I just tested and noticed that the SFP in question works with Mellanox MCX341A on the same hw, which is strange.
Skylane optics SBU35020DR3D000, I've searched the entire solar system but unable to find any meaningful info about this SFP module.
I suspect it's part of GPON network since I can see the following printed on the module
Bi.Tx 1310 Rx1550/ 20km/100/1000Mb/Com T*/DDM
Would you be able to point...
Been running virtualized openwrt and a few other ESXi VMs on 3 x m720q for a while now and never seen those errors,
Only issue is: my long awaited 4 port AOC-STG-i4S port NIC refuses to work with my ISP SFP module. Hence I'm stuck with a noisy Netgear MS510TXM switch running 24x7 in a...