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

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  1. RageBone

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    Mine have the whine when I don't have the NICs installed.
     
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  2. DanAnd

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    Let me know, if I should temporary send you the (already correctly wired) SOP8 and SOP16 plus Console-Breakout for the first installation.

    Cheers
     
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    i'm not aware of the cmos even containing anything for the BMC or ipmi, so i highly doubt that your cmos reset did what you claim it did.

    If it wasn't available on the network before, you might have a similar problem to mine with bad solder joints on something.
    Pressing on the board to clear the cmos might have been enough to make contact again.

    Or it just took a moment to boot and get onto the network.

    But never the less, very nice that its the default and accessible.
     
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  5. nerdalertdk

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    Its was on the network could get the Ipmi login page, but could not log in.

    I might just have been lucky

    So with IPMI 3.30 I can boot with newest BIOS

    WORKS:
    Firmware Revision : 03.30
    Firmware Build Time : 03/04/2016

    Firmware Revision : 03.35
    Firmware Build Time : 05/26/2016

    BIOS:
    BIOS Version : 3.2a
    BIOS Build Time : 05/31/2019


    Version: 3.40, 3.50, 3.51, 3.60, 3.65 and 3.72 will not boot the OS

    Skærmbillede 2019-10-15 kl. 06.44.20.png

    I think this is the OEM version og the power supply, it have the pin out, don't know if we can use it
    CPR-1621-1M2 Datasheet _ manualzz.com.pdf
     
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  6. nerdalertdk

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    So the braking change in Ipmi firmware happens in 3.38

    Code:
    Filename: REDFISH_X10_338.bin  version: 3.38 Date: 06-27-2016
    Support Motherboard: All X10 MBs
    U-Boot build time : 2009.01 (Nov 27 2013)
    Java SOL Viewer version    : v0.5.9
    Java iKVM Viwer version    : v1.69 r27
    Redfish/iKVM version :  1.0.1
    
    1.
        Category: Workaround solution
        Description:
          IPMI solution for M40 leakage on GPU systems
    
        Impact motherboard: X10DRG-Q, X10DRG-H, X10DRG-O, X10SRG
        Affected functions:
        Validation :
        1)
            1. MB Boot Feature  ¡§Restore on AC Power Loss¡¨ set to ¡§Stay Off¡¨
                    2. AC and PS on/off
                    3. Interrupt IPMI Initialization, press and hold PSON button to
                       force system shut down. Measure 3.3V.
        2)
            1. MB Boot Feature  ¡§Restore on AC Power Loss¡¨ set to ¡§Last State¡¨
                    2. AC and PS on/off
                    3. IInterrupt IPMI Initialization (tested @20s, 30s, 40s, 50s),
                       press and hold PSON button to force system shut down. Measure 3.3V.
    
        Measure B12 pin. On the left side 12th pin of PCIE connector.
    
    2.
        Category: Fix
        Description:
          [71214] No UID control
    
        Impact motherboard: X10DRI Rev1.02B
        Affected functions:
        Validation :
            1. Check UID web gui if exists
     
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  7. hmartin

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    Strange as the X10SLE-F isn't included in those release notes.

    Either the breakage was an unintended side effect (unlikely or I bet their customers would be howling) or they didn't mention the change of behaviour for the X10SLE-F because it didn't impact normal operations.

    All the Supermicro magic happens in libimpi.so

    I wonder if you could pull that from 3.35 and insert it into the cramfs of a newer version (>3.38) and it would still boot...
     
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    @hmartin the error message specifically mentions the "feature cable" which is also the same message I can remember it gave before doing the jumper-cables.

    The obvious thing still missing on the connector side is the PMBus connection to the powersupplys and possibly Fan-control.

    But I don't get how it suddenly would be mandatory.
     
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    @RageBone I think the same. which is why i found this psu

    psu
     
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  11. nerdalertdk

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    Found a new home for mine

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  12. nerdalertdk

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    With the help of @DanAnd I got my second card running, did the reset IPMI trick and updated it the newest working version 3.37

    First i could not upgrade the bios from within the ipmi, keept saying "board id mismatch", fixed it by booting the board, after that I could upgrade from BIOS 1.1 to 3.2a
     
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    Wow! Just Wow!
    Lucky you, that I haven't seen that auction :-O

    Congrats! That's a steal!
     
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    Maybe this Can help u’s found out what tje pin out is


    Grats on the deal
     
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    Feel free to share with me what you need to know and I will do my best to provide you with that information.
     
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    If you are still wondering what the base power-consumption of this board is, then here is a low power baseline:

    I used a 60 watt external power supply (12V) which connects to a 160 watt tiny-psu clone ( NEW DC-ATX-160W MINI DC-ATX Inline Power Supply Module Board 24Pin 12V 160W | eBay ).

    The Board specs:
    Xeon E3-1220L V3 (2 Core + Hyperthreading at 13watt)
    32 GB of RAM ( 4x 8GB PC3-14900E at 1.5V)
    128GB Sandisk Sata6 SSD
    Plus a 12cm fan which adds around 1,5watt
    IPMI is connected to a switch
    1 of 2 LAN ports are connected to a switch
    VGA Display is actively running

    Power-Consumption (At the wall):
    Installed Ubuntu Linux 19.10 Server.
    Highest Power-Consumption: 30 Watt (At boot)
    Median Consumption: 22 Watt
    Idling at: 15.5 Watt

    Just using 2x 8GB:
    -0.6 Watt

    Using recommendations of PowerTop:
    -1.4 Watt


    As a final test:
    E3-1220L V3
    No (VGA/USB/SERIAL)-Console-Cable connected
    Just 1x 8GB Ram
    Sandisk Sata SSD
    No Fan
    Powertune activated all tunables
    IPMI and one Ethernet-cable connected and active:

    11.75 Watt


    Turned off (but IPMI active):
    3.8 Watt
     
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    I double-checked it today.
    There are 4 SATA3 (6Gbps) which are working at full speed (My SSD shown around 500 mb/s)
    1 Sata 2 (3Gbps) which allows my SSD to run at around 250 mb/s.

    And there is another Sata2 Port in the chipset, which is not electrically connected and available, but inside Linux it is activated (and consumes power).

    Still having 5 SATA Ports is quite nice. For a spinning rust hard drive the Sata2 port will be enough.

    Cheers,
    Daniel
     
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    @DanAnd Around the same I have with my E-1220 V3 and 2 x 4Gb sticks
     
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