Cheap dual 2011 Brebones

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  1. tby

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    Does mobo on this server support Xeon ES CPUs?
     
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    So, I was mainly working with a UCS c260 M2. Everything else is UCS blades at my work.

    I am not sure about this.

    Here is the different configurations for CIMC (Cisco Integrated Management Controller)
    Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller CLI Configuration Guide, Release 1.4 - BIOS Parameters by Server Model [Cisco Integrated Management Controller]

    Youtube video for resetting the IP.


    For a 2U rack server I would say on the medium-high side during idle. I was in the datacenter at the time, so I couldn't get an accurate noise level read.
     
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    By the way, can't find any info about backplane. Is it passive backplane with 1:1 ports?
    And has anyone heard anything about compatible rails kit?

    Thanks!
     
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    7 offers pending -- none sold --

    We must all be thinking the same things LOL!
     
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    Has anyone bought and/or received one of these? If they're good units and if hard drive trays are able to be found I'm thinking of grabbing one or two. I'm going to be putting together a freeNAS box in about a month and I think this might be a good option to build on unless anyone has a better suggestion.
     
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    Just to answer on my own question:

    Here is an offer for Dell C6100 rail kit, and this shop claims that it can be used as universal rail kit for Quanta. Didn't try it by myself though. On eBay C6100 rail kit starts from $25 ($10 + $15 delivery).
     
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  9. tby

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    Those rails came with my C6100 and they suck. There's a... slide stop? at the back end that keeps the face from being flush with the rack and prevents removing Node #2. And I'm not sure those rails were intended for square-hole racks. Mine came with some screws for the top two holes but the heads aren't quite large enough to prevent them from going through the hole. Need to add washers, find screws with larger heads, or risk that the rails might fall out any time you mess with the server.

    I think I have my C6100 on some MD1000 rails that I liberated from a former job. This $25 kit looks pretty universal and snaps in to a square hole rack.
     
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    Nice pics, thanks h0tw1r3. How is the sound when it's finished booting and in the OS?
     
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    Thanks for the pics!

    So the backplane is 1:1 passive, right? How is it connected to mb/SAS controller?

    Are you going to use production or ES Xeon chips?

    Thanks!
     
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    Just picked up three of these. Seller countered my offer of $275.00 with $350.00. I countered with $300.00 per server and he accepted. Only offers shipping discounts on 5 server or more though so shipping was $180.00.
     
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    I am very interested to hear about your experiences with those.
     
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    Sure thing. Anything in particular you're interested in?
     
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    Did yours come with an air shroud? There was one in mine but it wasn't attached to anything and it looks like it is supposed to be.

    Those rails fit the C6100, I bought a pair and my C6100 is sitting on them in my rack right now. They DO NOT fit the Quanta though. The Quanta is narrower than the C6100 by about a half an inch.
    My Quanta came with inner rails attached and the seller didn't have any outer rails, so I am looking around for some rails for the Quanta now.
     
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    I'd love to know the efficiency ratings for those PSU's. The nice thing about supermicro systems is you can tell if its a gold, or platinum, etc... supply from the model number.

    Thanks!
    Mike
     
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    Mine is exactly the same, looks like a part to the shroud assembly is missing.

    The C2100 case looks very similar, so I'm thinking these rails will work. Dell C2100 Outer Rail ball bearing kit for Poweredge C2100 FS12 PN# W251N
     
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  19. DrunkenLoliOni

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    I contacted a couple of resellers about the quanta rail kits, hopefully I will get a quote today or tomorrow. The problem is that the part number on the QCT website is for a bulk pack so it may be a lot of money for a lot of rails that I might not be able to sell.
    We will see and maybe those rails you found will work out and I won't have to go down this road. Did you already order a set of them?
     
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    I haven't ordered them yet. Doing stress tests first.

    Regarding the shroud, nothing is missing. According to the technical manual, the various mounting locations on top of the shroud are for addon raid modules (BBU, etc).

    Be sure to update the BIOS and BMC. Fixed booting an existing gpt EFI drive for me.
     
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