EU HPE Cloudline CL3100 Gen10 Barebones - $399

cryptoswiss

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Hi there, I got one of the units. Shipping went very well. But I have an issue. Added the Bronze CPU 3204 and a HPE RAM (P00922-B21). The RAM seems not be be discovered. Any idea what the reason could be?
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Greg
 

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alsenior

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Hi there, I got one of the units. Shipping went very well. But I have an issue. Added the Bronze CPU 3204 and a HPE RAM (P00922-B21). The RAM seems not be be discovered. Any idea what the reason could be?
Best,
Greg
I think for these you need both cpu sockets filled for them to work.
 

cryptoswiss

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Didn't mention. I have two CPUs installed. But in the factsheet is actually only mentioned 1 for the LFF version. The NVME version allways needs two. I also already tried to swap the CPUs to another slot. But still no change. Was affraid that one of my CPUs was broken.
 

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hmm. not sure then. dont deal with hp stuff that often. im sure someone here will have the answer.
 

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The Bronze will only run DDR4-2133 - o/c it should downclock, but maybe it doesnt properly ...

Updated the bios yet?
 

cryptoswiss

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Yeah. I've seen that It runs only on 2133. So I buy one of those and try out this. I assumed as it is a CTO version it would be possibly something special that I have to do as mentioned earlier on this thread.

Can not update the bios. Somehow the bios comes after the memory check. So I even do not get that far.

Thanks for the tips! Will update as soon as I've received the memory.
 

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If the bios was potentially never updated it might also have an issue with the 3204 - not sure when HP added Cascade Lake support to their servers, not using them (HPE boxes)
 

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Is it the same as with the DL line – do fans do a 'plane takeoff' thing with non-HPE parts?

EDIT: there’s hope – found HPE’s 2018 Open Compute Project Global Summit presentation on YouTube where they state that their CloudLine is allegedly open and free of vendor lock-in!
 
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The BIOS says it was built 2018, and cascade lake was released 2019. So it would never be able to boot with 3204 without update.
 

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@Sable was that directed to me? I was commenting on the screenshot where it shows the build date to 2018. That bios cannot boot with a cascade lake cpu. The unit needs to be booted with a skylake cpu. Then update bios. And im sure there is a released bios supporting cascade lake. You just need a skylake cpu to be able to get it in. Or normally thats the case. Perhaps this board can update only with IPMI and no cpu mounted at all. What do I know. I dont have the board.
 

cryptoswiss

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The BIOS says it was built 2018, and cascade lake was released 2019. So it would never be able to boot with 3204 without update.
Yes. Exactly. I didn't see that earlier but realized it when I used the 3104 and it booted perfectly.

I tried to upgrade the BIOS via IPMI. But I couldn't flash it somehow. Got always some errors.

But now I've run into another weired issue. After some time "an unknown sensor" initiated a forced shutdown. Looks like a heat issue as I come further with a cold machine than when I immediately restart. There is also a memory error. So I ordered again another RAM module. This time a DDR4 2133 as recommended earlier.

But the installation has to wait until after my France vacation (2 weeks).

Thanks a lot for all your great help and ideas. Will write an update as soon as I'm back.

@Sable: I do not plan to install Windows. But I will be able to give you a feedback on Ubuntu.
 
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