How to link two cases so that you need only one power button

Discussion in 'DIY Server and Workstation Builds' started by fnc1, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. fnc1

    fnc1 Member

    Sep 23, 2011
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    So I'm sure someone has done this and there has to be a few ways to do it...

    But my raid is near capacity
    I want to add a second case with a lot of drives
    in the second case I only want the following:
    -sas expander (chenbro)
    -power supply

    I want to run a SFF-8088 from case 1 (with the mb) to case 2
    and would like to power both the cases up by pressing just the power on case 1
    likewise I would like be able to run shutdown from the OS and have it poweroff both cases.

    Does anyone have some suggestions on how to do this?
  2. g33k

    g33k Member

    Dec 27, 2014
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    You can use an add2psu and a long molex cable.
  3. Chuntzu

    Chuntzu Active Member

    Jun 30, 2013
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    New jbod 3 controller from supermicro has ipmi built in so you can script a shutoff command to apply to both server and jbod
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