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    Supermicro H11 Series Motherboard Series NVMe Functionality

    Does anybody here have any experience working with NVMe devices on Supermicro H11 Series of motherboards? After reading the manual I still have some questions about the support of NVMe storage devices. The particular board I have questions about is the H11DSi-NT. Does the m.2 slot support...
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    Boot drive recommendation for (homelab) Proxmox system?

    I am putting together a new system for my own homelab usage and I am contemplating a bit what drive(s?) to install proxmox on. I am going to backup the VMs regularly and the VMs themselves will run off other Intel DC SSDs I still had, but for the boot drive(s) I am a bit uncertain. I was going...
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    Booting Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F from PCIE NVME

    Hi, I'm trying to boot my Supermicro server from an NVMe on PCIe without success. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I heard that I have to modify the bios or maybe use an internal USB Stick that would contain the boot loader. would really appreciate some help as I need to do this ASAP. thanks in...
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    Looking for recommendation for enterprise m2 sata ssd for boot

    most of the 2.5' slots are used for storage , we have some free ram slots and i am thinking to use them with something like this and use the freed 2.5' for extra storage any suggestion for enterprise m2 ssd sata drives (i am also open for refurbished ) is 860 EVO SATA M.2 SSD a good option...
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    Struggling to get Proxmox booting via NVME on a SuperMicro server .. all help appreciated

    So in need of help with this SuperMicro server X10DRU-i+ | Motherboards | Products | Super Micro Computer, Inc. I’ve been googling about booting from an NVME and found this article - FAQ Entry | Online Support | Support - Super Micro Computer, Inc. It seems I have to set the PCI-E slots to EFI...
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    Thoughts on ESXi 7.0 Boot Drive (Samsung 970 EVO Plus or WD SN750), please? (for my specific use case)

    I'd love some thoughts on what is the better ESXi 7.0 boot drive, the Samsung 970 EVO Plus or WD SN750, both @ 500 GB. Specs seem quite similar and just prefer to toss the matter out to the pros (which I am NOT). Please let me know - after review of my constraints - if I'm completely barking up...
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    Supermicro MB w/ USB issue

    I recently purchased some X9DRD-LF systems. I have got them fully updated and am using an m.2 to USB SATA adapter as a boot device. I had the devices attached to the external USB ports and they are operational as a boot device for ESX. (much better than USB flash drive performance) I finally got...
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    boot guest from passed through AHCI on ESXi 6.0 (can that work??)

    Hi, I want to try out an all-in-one build. Everything works: ESXi 6.0 boots from usb key A second small usb key is configured as datastore. However because I reserved the memory no swap file and other unwanted writes will take place on the datastore. It only has the vmx files. The vmdk's are...
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    9260-8i Boot Disk

    I just got a new server in with an LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i controller. Currently the drive (known good) is not showing up in the BIOS but does show up on the controller status and WebBIOS. How do you make the drive show up to be bootable as well as show up when installing an OS? Thanks.