Dell C6220 Alternatives

BThunderW

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Hey guys. Looking to move up from my existing socket 1366 servers to 2011 high density servers. Either 2 node 1U or 4 Node 2U. Aside from the C6220 what else is out there that's priced reasonably?
 

msg7086

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SL230s if you accept 8 Node 4U.

Also there's supermicro 2 Node 2U for a cheap price.
 

JustinH

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I've got the Intel H2216. Only challenge I've had with it is that the Node Fan (Sys Fan 2A) always dies. I've replaced them about 5 times now. Not sure why it's just that fan (there are 3 gangs of 2 fans each) but it's happened on all 4 nodes.


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msg7086

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This looks promising actually. Wondering if they will accept v2 cpus tho.
For the HP:

www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04123236.pdf

Also some FYI:

After we got those servers, we flashed the iLO4 and HBA ROM to get the latest update. We observed that HBA reports 20°C lower after flashing to 15.10.10. Flashing iLO could wipe the user password and advanced key after the first power cycle. Also HBA has compatibility issues with ESXi prior to 6.5.

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For the supermicro:

IDK.
 
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Jb boin

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Ive bought brand new Supermicro Twin² on a previous job more than 3 years ago (it was v2 CPUs i think), it was quite similar to the C6220 and it was having X9 IPMI which is better than the C6220 ones but not a good as ILO4 would be.
From what i heard they are still working fine after more than 3 years.

There seem to be some in eBay in Europe for great prices but only 3.5" models (but C6220 got impossible to find in 2.5" for a decent price anyway).