EU HPE Cloudline CL3100 Gen10 Barebones - $399

Sable

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Interesting. Make sure to consider the shipping days of 23-53 days, could be a red flag for something fishy. No idea whether it is a good deal but maybe someone can elaborate.
 

alsenior

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Yeah as always, Caveat Emptor. For what its worth the seller does have a recent history of selling server gear.
 

AK360

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I recently bought NICs from seller, took a while to get here but well packaged and seller was responsive.
 

Rand__

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I got a bunch of nic's from him recently, no issues.
Can also provide his mail address if you want to cut out one middleman ;)
 

AK360

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I got a bunch of nic's from him recently, no issues.
Can also provide his mail address if you want to cut out one middleman ;)
Did you buy the other HPE Mellanox CX5 25Gb NICs? If so did you manage to find a firmware update for them?
 

Rand__

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I have not checked tbh, but HPE should provide it, shouldn't they?
I dont expect any crossflashing to work on those if that's what you mean
 

AK360

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Yes I asked him for the serial number of the server so I could raise a case with HP unfortunately he only ever had the cards.

I have now managed to raise a case by using a serial number from work so fingers crossed. At present the version 16.23 on the card is not supported on ESXi 7 though it does mostly function with the notable exception of RDMA which is why I bought them :)
 

Rand__

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ah ok. I thought with HPEthe warranty was associated with the individual components if they have been sold individually?
At least thats how it was with some drives I bought (years ago). But maybe its different for nics
 

Rand__

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Price dropped to 299$ on new listing.
Just beware seller said those wont work standalone as servers; they apparently need some sort of cloud infra (he didnt go into details whether it can be local or must be remote)
 

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Picked up a pair will let everyone know how they work if we don't buy them all if they do work good :p
Hopefully they work out well as 20nvme's is a nice feature for this price vs our 24x bay systems.
Make note that the "new" listing indicates 12 LFF (vs 20 NVMe on "original").

I hope the "change" in listing isn't to correct an error.:( Doubtful, though, since the photos in both listings definitely show the 20 NVMe configuration.

Per HPE docs, the 20 NVMe config requires both CPUs. Something else I noticed is that all 20 NMVe's are connected to a single x16 PCIe Switch. That's 16 upstream lanes feeding 80 downstream. I'm sure you'll want to factor that into how you "configure" those NVMe's relative to your worklload. Just looked at your website ... You probably knew all of this already, huh?
will let everyone know how they work
Looking forward ...
 
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