Fujitsu TX1320 M3 - Cheap low power server (barebone)

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yoggi

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Hi again,

Is anybody here using Fujitsu's built in KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) iRMC Advanced Video Redirection functions on these machines?

Is it not possible without Java?
 

yoggi

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@buyenne thanks for replying!

Yes I have found the Video Redirect but I have never been able to activate it, I'm missing the Start Video Redirection (HTML5) button you have.

Do you know how to activate the button?

Have you installed any ServerView components (software, e.g. ServerView Agents) on the managed server (TX1320 M3)?

Did your machine come with the the KVM licens or did you install it your selfe?

I managed to get Java running in an old Firefox browser (VirtualBox Windows 10) but I still don't have the Start Video Redirection (HTML5) button!

yoggi
 
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yoggi

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@buyenne ,

It would appear that I am missing the 'Show Video Redirection (Java Web Start) In Navigation' (the one you have marked in yellow) even if I have the check box checked. Nothing happens if I check and uncheck and click the apply button.

If I uncheck Show 'logout' in Navigation, logout disappears from Navigation to the left. I would expect 'Show Video Redirection (Java Web Start) In Navigation' would work the same but it doesn't.

As you can see from the image it would appear that I have the required licence, I wonder what is different in my case?! Do you have any ideas?

yoggi

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yoggi

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Hi again,

I found the cause of my problem.

The Onboard video needs to be Enabled in Bios and Video Redirection Options, Graphic Card after Server Reboot needs to be set to Integrated Graphic, at least in my case.

My problem stemmed from not having a VGA monitor, since I hade a discrete graphic I hade the integrated/onboard video disabled.

Now my problem is that these two graphics card are fighting for the control of the video redirected stream. I guess i could just remove the discrete graphics card but I would like to figure it out as I plane to use passthrough for virtual machine in the future.

yoggi

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Black_Pyramid

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Hi,

I've put my first TX1320 M3 into operation. It's running OmniOS (illumos).

I wanted to access IPMI via ipmitool, which fails because of missing device. I can access it via IP:
Code:
root in omnios in ~ took 8s
# ipmitool sensor
Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0: No such file or directory

root in omnios in ~
1 # ipmitool -I lan -H 10.0.0.201 -U admin sensor
Password:
Ambient          | 26.500     | degrees C  | ok    | na        | 1.000     | 6.000     | 40.000    | 43.000    | na
Systemboard      | 32.000     | degrees C  | ok    | na        | na        | na        | 75.000    | 80.000    | na
CPU              | 36.000     | degrees C  | ok    | na        | na        | na        | 97.000    | 100.000   | na
MEM A            | 32.000     | degrees C  | ok    | na        | na        | na        | 78.000    | 82.000    | na
MEM B            | 33.000     | degrees C  | ok    | na        | na        | na        | 78.000    | 82.000    | na
...
I wonder if:
* OmniOS just cannot access via device?
* it is a general problem and also in Linux it won't work?
* I am missing a license or some setting to do so?

Thanks

EDIT: I've missed to install the ipmi driver:

Code:
pkg install driver/ipmi
pkg install ipmitool
 
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yoggi

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Hi all,

Is anybody here running two NVMe M.2 drives in RAID1 “mirroring” as boot drive on th TX1320 M3?

If yes please share what hardware you are using (pcie adapter etc.)!

I have read that it is possible to boot from one M.2 NVMe in a pcie adapter but I have not seen anybody saying that they have got it working with 2.

Do the TX1320 M3 support PCIe bifurcation?

Or two pcie adapters?

yoggi
 
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Black_Pyramid

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Hi,

currently I'm booting from mirrored SATA devices, but I also want to setup a TX1320 to boot from mirrored NVMe. I assume you want to use some software RAID for this.

First: the bootloader/kernel is always read from one device only. After loading the operating system kernel, it can access the mirrored boot devices as intended. But if things are set up correctly, the second boot device will be used to load bootloader/kernel, if the first device fails.

You can use two M.2->PCIe adapters and put each in it's own slot, e.g. GLOTRENDS PA12 (note: these also have an additional slot for a SATA SSD). As I did not notice anything about PCIe bifurcation in the BIOS, you can not use cheap adapters for two M.2. Instead, if you want to use a single PCIe slot only, you have to buy something with PCIe switch chip (e.g. ASM2812 chip). An example for these type of adapter is GLOTRENDS PA20. These are more expensive an also draw more power (IIRC my measurement was ~7 W for the adapter only).
 

yoggi

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@Black_Pyramid,

thanks for answering!

Yes I would want to use software RAID1 if it works. Currently I have no NVMe disks or pcie adapters so it would be nice to know before buying if it is going to work or not.

Do you have the parts, do you plan to try this any time soon?

yoggi