Are there any Xeon D boards with NVME options? Either through a SFF plug or M.2 slot?
Or is it possible somehow to retrofit a NVME drive (Intel 750 or M.2) to a regular SAS HBA (mini-SAS SFF8087 port)?
I'm doing a mITX vSAN build to host my home lab etc. and already have the SAS HBA card.
Reboot the switch?
I've got a Cisco SMB switch which occasionally sets 100mbit access to my computer. Rebooting the switch brings it back up to 1 gigabit.
Alternatively connect PC to the router and see if the same thing happens there.
How quiet are these 1540-boards?
I'm contemplating buying one for a new home-lab build, but it will run in a Node 304 which sits in my office.
If they are noisy I'd rather wait for the E3 v5 CPU's, and put on a liquid cooler or something.
I don't find HP ML Towers very quiet. Well, quieter than a regular rack server, but not something to put in your office.
I'm currently waiting for the Intel Xeon E3 v5 processors (coming Q4), and the Gigabyte mini-ITX motherboard.
Putting those in a Fractal Node 304 along with 6 disks, 32gb...