1U Supermicro Server 6x 10GBE RJ45 X10SLH-LN6TF LGA 1150 H3 X10SLH-N6-ST031

ullbeking

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if you put a good passive heatsink on the CPU and a fan over the X-540 heatsinks then it's near silent (even with the side off my case)

I am not using mine much anymore so may look to sell soon (UK only)
I am in the UK (London) and would be very happy to consider purchasing this if the time is right, etc.
 
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EasyRhino

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They pull a lot of power for a lightly used home server.
Yeah, my old netgear home router probably used about 10W. This uses around 65W (and I still have the netgear as a wireless AP).

But, on the upside, it's got opnsense installed, and I....
a) have never had a bittorrent like download slow down due to router getting overloaded
b) haven't had anything like a whiff of a quality of service complain (streaming, Zoom etc)
c) have been confident that any time I lose internet connection, the solution is always to restart the cable modem to my dumb ISP, never the router.

and eventually I'll get some other device that supports 10GB RJ45 so I can actually use all those great ports :)

so it's probably worth the power wastage.
 
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I ultimately decided that the RJ-45 ports limited my options. SFP+ add-in cards, direct attach copper, cheap modules, etc are out there. 10Gbe wasn't the main reason I was putting this together anyway. More Wireshark and troubleshooting l fun with LACP and MPIO too.
 

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Yeah, my old netgear home router probably used about 10W. This uses around 65W (and I still have the netgear as a wireless AP).

But, on the upside, it's got opnsense installed, and I....
a) have never had a bittorrent like download slow down due to router getting overloaded
b) haven't had anything like a whiff of a quality of service complain (streaming, Zoom etc)
c) have been confident that any time I lose internet connection, the solution is always to restart the cable modem to my dumb ISP, never the router.

and eventually I'll get some other device that supports 10GB RJ45 so I can actually use all those great ports :)

so it's probably worth the power wastage.
Yep considering the power difference probably amounts to $10 USD for the whole year (if even that much).

Power isn't as big a factor in home labs as it is in the datacenter--unless your homelab looks like a datacenter. :D
 

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Power isn't as big a factor in home labs as it is in the datacenter--unless your homelab looks like a datacenter. :D
Power is expensive in Denmark, so even a small homelab runs up into more than $1000 USD per year in power.

The "few" servers I run probably uses around 4-500w/h, which quickly amounts to something, when every kw/h cost around 0.38 USD :-(
 

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I recently got this board off EBay. Flashed the new Bios from Ez and then reset IPMI with IPMItools. It's a cool board. I'm a huge fan of oddballs but I decided to go with something that I can put in my CSE-731I-300B chassis (X10-SLF). The bios fan control completely freaked out when I mixed an 80mm Noctua with 120mm fans so YMMV depending on your setup. A fun project but I need "just works" for labs/self-study.
Since you modified the chassis from non-stock with the Noctua, no Supermicro board will "just work" any longer.

Either install the stock fan, or modify the IPMI fan settings like the rest of us.
 

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Since you modified the chassis from non-stock with the Noctua, no Supermicro board will "just work" any longer.

Either install the stock fan, or modify the IPMI fan settings like the rest of us.
I guess I wasn't very clear. I didn't do anything to that chassis. I want to reuse it and repurpose the board that's in there to storage. I don't think this board would fit in there anyway.
 
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Upgraded the ipmi on the board from 3.84 to 3.90.

Used the ipmi firmware for the X10SLH-F for the upgrade.

Did a backup in case anything went wrong but seems to be working fine.
 

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Upgraded the ipmi on the board from 3.84 to 3.90.

Used the ipmi firmware for the X10SLH-F for the upgrade.

Did a backup in case anything went wrong but seems to be working fine.
Interesting. Does the new ipmi do anything useful?
 

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I plan to get this board to replace my old SuperMicro board. However I am planning to place it in a regular full tower case that accepts e-ATX. Is the board mount holes standard ATX/M-ATX holes?

Second, I see SATA 4 and SATA 5 is in a yellow port, are they different?
Third, is there a manual?
Forth, what is the status on BIOS and IPMI firmware?
Fifth, Are there I/O plates out there? or these boards come out from the 1U unit it's actually part of it?
 
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eduncan911

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I plan to get this board to replace my old SuperMicro board. However I am planning to place it in a regular full tower case that accepts e-ATX. Is the board mount holes standard ATX/M-ATX holes?

Second, I see SATA 4 and SATA 5 is in a yellow port, are they different?
Third, is there a manual?
Forth, what is the status on BIOS and IPMI firmware?
Fifth, Are there I/O plates out there? or these boards come out from the 1U unit it's actually part of it?
I'm on mobile right now so can't give specifics.

But all the answers you seek are in this thread. Use the search feature for this one thread for the manual, io plate, bios and ipmi, etc. It's all here.

For the different color data ports, that's standard SATADOM.
 

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The board is few inches longer than standard MATX , holes will line up.
Just prepare to use couple of plastic standoff for the front part of the board.

It uses SM I/O plates, could be purchased on Ebay, or SM store.
 

EasyRhino

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the version of the board I bought came with an io backplate, but it was a screw in plate presumably for a rackmount system, and doesn't exactly fit a ATX case.
 

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I didn't see if this was mention in searching this thread. But I know the board say E3-1200 v3 processors and none other. Anyone tried another 1150 CPU? I have a few 1150 non-Xeon CPU but support (Low voltage I3/Pentium), ECC memory. Does this BIOS support non-Xeon?
 
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