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.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.
any supermicro with the -LN<number> has extra networking build in. for instance:
X10SLM+-LN4F | Motherboards | Products | Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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).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).
You might want to check out one of these.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.
The SATADOM's fit like a champ in the case, no issues or problems. Thanks for the idea though.You might want to check out one of these.
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.
@up2urheadlights Do you know what version number of the firmware this is? I just received one of these server and it has 3.2 on it so just curious.