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

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That is exactly what brought me to this thread. I have AT&T 5G install scheduled for next week and my current router (netgate 2100) has 2.5G max port. I need to find a solution with 2 x 5gig compatible ports as well.
 

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One workaround folks here have found is to pass it through a 10GbE switch that can sync 2.5/5GbaseT. E.g., CRS305 with ipolex SFP+/10GbaseT transceivers, or perhaps Netgear XS505M, MS510TX etc.
 
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cb0r

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Thanks Sean! I had not thought of using a switch. I have a QSW-M1208-8C switch that I can use at least as temporary solution.
I saw a youtube vid where a guy was using a QSW-308-1C switch to convert RJ45 to Fiber to avoid using the RJ45>SFP+ transceiver to connect to his UDM-Pro. But, it had not occured to me that I could do the same for my issue.
 

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Does anyone have the IPMI firmware image or at least the version that is known to work on the X10SLH-N6-ST031?

I updated the firmware and it doesn't work- no sensors detected causing the the board to go into overheat mode.

Edit - actually never mind - it's now clear this board is just broken and has nothing to do with the firmware version.
 
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This week I finally assembled and tested the router based on this mobo (inside case from an old Asus RS100), with an additional 6x1G NIC called Silicom PEG6 and 2x1G+2x10G combo NIC called IBM EN0T. Everything seems fine, pushing 10G through two additional fiber ports consumes nearly 1% of CPU (since almost everything is offloaded), so theoretically it could handle about 180G duplex speed across all its ports in L2 mode.

So everything seems fine except these X540 NICs do not support speeds between 1G and 10G. I only found out this today, after I purchased some 2.5G USB3 NICs to run over my existing Cat.5e cables...

Anyway I'm happy to have this little puppy, since its price was almost like any usual old mobo, but it has some advantages.
 

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Do you know the reference of your case ?
I am trying to buy a case for this MB, and your seams to be the smallest one possible.
Thanks
someone had asked me in DM about it. The brand isn't marked, and I bought mine used from a guy locally. Image searching led me to these similar cases (which are no longer in stock) but maybe give an idea.

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I've also been told that a fractal node 804 should fit a board this long but don't think anyone's tried it.
 

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Hi,
I am interested in this board coupled with a E5-1220L v3 to minimise power consumption. I plan to use it as a simple FW with openbsd.
I have no use of the 10gb speed because my Internet access is only 1gb, but I have use of the 6 ports. I don't mind the extra power as the setup will be very basic (ram, satadom and cpu).
Does anyone have a mobo reference that has 4 ethernet ports with the same kind of cpu suport ?
thanks,
S.
 

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Apologies if this is already obvious to you, but I just wanted to be sure you're aware that switching in software using the onboard ports is much less optimal (cpu load, power, heat) than using a separate hardware switch. If the reason you want 4 ports on your firewall is for isolation of multiple LANs, you'd be better served using VLANs on a cheap managed gigabit switch. Then you'd only need one link from the switch to your firewall, and one link from your firewall to your ISP modem/ONT. If you're thinking of the consumer routers with multiple ports, those are on a builtin hardware switch (so the whole box is a combination of firewall, router, switch, and often AP).
 

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Apologies if this is already obvious to you, but I just wanted to be sure you're aware that switching in software using the onboard ports is much less optimal (cpu load, power, heat) than using a separate hardware switch. If the reason you want 4 ports on your firewall is for isolation of multiple LANs, you'd be better served using VLANs on a cheap managed gigabit switch. Then you'd only need one link from the switch to your firewall, and one link from your firewall to your ISP modem/ONT. If you're thinking of the consumer routers with multiple ports, those are on a builtin hardware switch (so the whole box is a combination of firewall, router, switch, and often AP).
thanks for your input. I need to have mutliple networks besides my ISP router due to different level of security. I did not thought I could do it using VLAN, but you are right. I will give a look at openbsd capabilities on that (I am pretty sure that won't be a problem).
:)
 

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Finally got mine unpacked and ready to go. Looks like i need to put in a SATADOM as the little firewall case has no room for hard drives even though I bought a 2 SSD/3.5 caddy, this case is challenging enough as it is as the motherboard takes up the entire chasis.
 

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Finally got mine unpacked and ready to go. Looks like i need to put in a SATADOM as the little firewall case has no room for hard drives even though I bought a 2 SSD/3.5 caddy, this case is challenging enough as it is as the motherboard takes up the entire chasis.
You might want to check out one of these.

SATADOM adapter

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I bought two of them for a different server I was building but ended up not going through with that build. I really like that you can run the satadom port to the rear slots and have external access. It took a while to get here from germany, if you are interest I would be will to sell you one of mine (never been used) for cost and send it your way. Shoot me a dm if you are interested.
 
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Churchill

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You might want to check out one of these.

SATADOM adapter

Reseller page

I bought two of them for a different server I was building but ended up not going through with that build. I really like that you can run the satadom port to the rear slots and have external access. It took a while to get here from germany, if you are interest I would be will to sell you one of mine (never been used) for cost and send it your way. Shoot me a dm if you are interested.
The SATADOM's fit like a champ in the case, no issues or problems. Thanks for the idea though.