EU ebay: Supermicro X10SLE-F (Micro-Cloud node) usually under 10 Euro

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  1. DanAnd

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    Hi,
    A seller on Ebay Germany is currently auctioning single nodes of a Supermicro Micro-Cloud cluster. The Mainboard ( Supermicro X10SLE-F ) can be used with E3-1200 CPUs (V3-V4) and 4x DDR3 Memory.
    It includes 2x 1GB Ethernet and 5x SATA Ports.

    Specs: X10SLE-F | Motherboards | Products - Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    I got one for awesome 1 Euro (they usually go for around 1-6 Euros).

    I will try to run one of theses without the micro-cloud chassis as the control pinout from the Chassis to the single mainboard are basically near to nothing (Power-Supply + 6 control cables).

    With 5 SATA ports, this little boards sounds perfect for a remote-controllable E3-1220L CPU Mini-NAS.

    Have a look at:
    Artikel zum Verkauf von unitedcolo | eBay

    PS: Yes, the seller also sells the whole package (Chassis + 16 Nodes). Since the single node are so bad in the pricing (in the Sellers perspective) I sniff huge reduction if you ask the whole thing.

    PPS: May be the following direct links to the auctions help:
    Barebone nodes:
    drive bay SuperMicro mit X10SLE-F Motherboard- LGA1150 / Intel / DDR3 / | eBay
    drive bay SuperMicro mit X10SLE-F Motherboard-LGA1150 / Intel C224 / DDR3 / | eBay
    drive bay SuperMicro mit X10SLE-F Motherboard-LGA1150 / Intel C224 / DDR3 / | eBay

    Whole Server-Chassis with 12 barebone Nodes:
    19" 3U super Micro SuperServer 939-16| 5038ML-H12TRF|16*SM X10SLE-F|L├╝fter | eBay
     
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  2. T_Minus

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    Says 0 items for sale by that seller.
     
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  3. DavidRa

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    Nothing in the "HardwareLager" store either that matches this?
     
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  4. Rand__

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    I think thats due to your location, I see some.
    Had the same with US sellers before


    upload_2019-6-23_15-50-0.png
     
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    I used the .DE site not-logged in and the .COM site logged in, neither had any products listed... that's odd normally they say "WIll not ship to your location" or something along those lines, I haven't seen items hidden ? Especially not when Logged out... very strange! But good to know this behavior exists.
     
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    Update:
    On desktop I see 0.
    On mobile they're all there.

    Very odd
     
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  9. DanAnd

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    I had simlar effects with US-ebay sellers. Check out if you are still on "ebay.de" instead of "ebay.com". The seller will probably just send it to customers in Europe.
     
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    Possibly. Very weird though that it only hits some articles and then only some browsers.
    IPs on mobile and desktop both should be of regional pools ...
     
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    Placed an offer for two chassis with boards, waiting for decision :)
     
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    Thanks!
    It doesn't look too complicated, but I have to wait for the E3-1220 order arrival first.
     
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    Seems like your offer has been accepted. :) Conratz!
     
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  15. Rand__

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    So how much did they want?;)
     
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  16. Guillem

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    interesting find. based on the pictures i'd say it will mostly just be 12V coming from the backplane as well as a standby rail or similar. What looks tricky is the fact that you've got that thin cable, which is clearly for signaling of some sort. According to SM manual, it is a connection to the PDB (power distribution board), but that board is again connected to the backplane, so I bet there is some i2c going on between the boards and the chassis. it may also just be fans, but i would be surprised. In any case, definitely an interesting project. Keep us posted on your findings if you try to power one of those directly.
     
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  17. RedX1

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    Hi



    The connector on the small daughterboard looks very similar to some other proprietary SM motherboards.

    Some time ago I had a lot of fun getting the information required to power a single motherboard node from a Fat-Twin unit. Specifically a X9DRFF. I posted a thread about it

    It looks to me like the connector is very similar and I think you might have some luck with this approach using a SM Mid-Plane PDB, these have some logic and will power fans etc.


    I used the SM BPN-PDB-F418.

    This will provide power to 4 blade units. It can also be to power peripheral devices with the use of additional add-on units such as the BPN ADP F418.


    BPN-PDB-F418  node side C.jpg BPN-PDB-F418  PSU Side C.jpg PDB ADP F418 C.jpg


    I hope this helps and good luck.





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    Finally, I got my CPU. I had a Heatsink and Memory at home, so I can give it a try.

    On these auctions you have the AOM-PDB-MC12 included.
    X10-AOM-PDB-MC12.jpg

    Based on the colors and common sense I expected these boards just need 3x 12V and 4x GND lines, as well as +5V Standby.
    So I used an ATX extender cable, cutted and rewired these cables and connected PS_ON to GND on the ATX power supply to power it up.

    The LED5 is going solid green and after a while it starts blinking green.

    I checked out the MAC address of the IPMI LAN, connected an ethernet cable and checked out what I can see on the line:

    Code:
    root@danielpc:~# tcpdump -vv ether host 00:25:90:f0:88:5b
    tcpdump: listening on enp4s0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 262144 bytes
    13:54:51.541757 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply 146.0.33.34 is-at 00:25:90:f0:88:5b (oui Unknown), length 46
    13:54:52.047896 IP6 (hlim 255, next-header ICMPv6 (58) payload length: 16) fe80::225:90ff:fef0:885b > ff02::2: [icmp6 sum ok] ICMP6, router solicitation, length 16
          source link-address option (1), length 8 (1): 00:25:90:f0:88:5b
            0x0000:  0025 90f0 885b
    13:54:52.352702 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has 0.0.0.0 (Broadcast) tell 146.0.33.34, length 46
    13:54:53.358659 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has 0.0.0.0 (Broadcast) tell 146.0.33.34, length 46
    13:54:56.047886 IP6 (hlim 255, next-header ICMPv6 (58) payload length: 16) fe80::225:90ff:fef0:885b > ff02::2: [icmp6 sum ok] ICMP6, router solicitation, length 16
          source link-address option (1), length 8 (1): 00:25:90:f0:88:5b
            0x0000:  0025 90f0 885b
    13:54:56.207861 IP6 (hlim 1, next-header Options (0) payload length: 36) fe80::225:90ff:fef0:885b > ff02::16: HBH (rtalert: 0x0000) (padn) [icmp6 sum ok] ICMP6, multicast listener report v2, 1 group record(s) [gaddr ff02::1:fff0:885b to_ex { }]
    13:55:00.047942 IP6 (hlim 255, next-header ICMPv6 (58) payload length: 16) fe80::225:90ff:fef0:885b > ff02::2: [icmp6 sum ok] ICMP6, router solicitation, length 16
          source link-address option (1), length 8 (1): 00:25:90:f0:88:5b
            0x0000:  0025 90f0 885b
    ^C
    7 packets captured
    7 packets received by filter
    0 packets dropped by kernel
    root@danielpc:~#
    Looks good! So I just added that IP-Range to my ethernet card on my PC and give it a try:
    Code:
    root@danielpc:~# ifconfig enp4s0:1 146.0.33.1
    root@danielpc:~# ifconfig enp4s0:1
    enp4s0:1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
            inet 146.0.33.1  netmask 255.255.0.0  broadcast 146.0.255.255
            ether 2c:56:dc:74:80:ea  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    
    root@danielpc:~# ping 146.0.33.34
    PING 146.0.33.34 (146.0.33.34) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 146.0.33.34: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.800 ms
    64 bytes from 146.0.33.34: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.347 ms
    ^C
    --- 146.0.33.34 ping statistics ---
    2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 19ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.347/0.573/0.800/0.227 ms
    root@danielpc:~#
    Great! So I tried ADMIN/ADMIN on http://146.0.33.34:

    X10-ipmi-password.png
    ... but sadly the username/password is wrong.

    I tried out Factory-Resets on the mainboard as well as adding a fully installed drive which will run an SSH-Server on every ethernet device it will find, to get on the IPMI locally. However, that didn't work so far.

    Since I have no VGA/Console-Cable for it, I am currently out of ideas. If someone has another idea what I can do on this headless unit, let me know.

    I will hunt for such a cable (CBL-0218L, mentioned at Supermicro | Products | SuperServer | MicroCloud | 5038ML-H12TRF ) and will try again.


    TL;DR: I see some live-signs, IPMI user/pass is not factory. Will figure out more soon.

    Cheers

    Daniel
     
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  19. Guillem

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    That cable looks almost exactly like the ones for HP blades. P/N is 409496-001. Can't say 100% sure it will work, but it definitely looks very very similar, and I bet its much easier to source than the Supermicro one.
     
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