Intel Xeon D-1500 Series Discussion

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  1. Bamf

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    Davewolfs-

    How did you get the 10G's up for ESXi? That is my last task for getting my VMware environment where I want it to be.
     
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  3. Bamf

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    Thanks. I was feeling lazy when I asked you. The promise of making it work though made me do the 10 seconds of Google work necessary. Laziness conquered!

    Thank you very much for the response though. I have it up and running now as well, and will be able to test what I need to tomorrow.
     
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  4. jonaspaulo

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    a@ubuntukvm:~$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver

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  5. jonaspaulo

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    Yes. that's it.

    Basically I have tried to ping them but without success.
    For those who were able to perform this with at least the 1Gb interfaces how did you do it?

    Basically I created two ubuntu VMs cmd line only. Then attached one VF to each with the command:

    a@ubuntukvm:~$ cat eth2.xml
    <interface type='hostdev' managed='yes'>
    <mac address='5c:01:fd:12:34:58'/>
    <source>
    <address type='pci' domain='0' bus='7' slot='16' function='1'/>
    </source>
    </interface>

    sudo virsh attach-device ubuntu1 /home/a/eth2.xml --config


    I can check them on the VMs, so they get attached, I provided them with an ip each (1.1.1.1/24 and 1.1.1.2/24) but no success with the ping.

    Now some questions, with the config above:
    1- Are we supposed to be able to ping VF's from different PF's ?
    2- Are we supposed to be able to ping VF's from same PF?
    3- Do we need to insert the VF's on some kind of bridge to allow connectivity?

    Thanks!
     
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  6. jonaspaulo

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    Ok, just got the "official" answer from SM and you are not going to like it :f


    "Hello,


    Our product manager informed us that the X10SDV all released SKUs with D-1540 and D-1520 CPU onboard motherboards do not officially support SR-IOV, and therefore we cannot guarantee that this function will work without any issues.

    That’s also the reason why this bios setting was removed."

    !!!!


    I have asked them again how is this possible since they have announced it as having the feature for example here on this press release:

    Supermicro | News | Supermicro® Launches New Line of Low Power, High Density Server Solutions Supporting Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500

    "X10SDV-F/-TLN4F – Mini-ITX Motherboard (6.7” x 6.7”) supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1540 SoC (8 core, 45W),VT-d/x, TXT, AES-NI, SR-IOV, Xeon RAS, built in 10GbE. 128GB 2133MHz DDR4 RDIMM or 64GB UDIMM in 4x DIMMs, 6x SATA 3.0, 1x M.2 slot (M key for SSD, 2242/2280, PCIe3.0 x4), 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, Quad LAN ports with SoC dual 10GbE and I350-AM2 dual GbE (-F with dual GbE only), IPMI 2.0 with KVM and dedicated port, 0-60°C operating temperature, 4 pin 12V DC and ATX power source"


    Let's see but I don't have my hopes high. If someone has a more direct contact at SM it would be nice to clear this up for once.

    Tonight or tomorrow I will post the custom BIOS they sent, but use it at your own discretion. As it turns own it doesn't seem to be officially supported.
     
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  7. EluRex

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    Patrick also got the similar response from Intel saying the same that intel does not support sr-iov on Xeon-D. SM false advertising big time on this product line this time.
     
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  8. jonaspaulo

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    Yep. That is what I told them. Still no answer
     
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  9. Markus

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    That's not good. I planned to use it in my AIO-Build.

    Should I return the board (still got the 14-Day-Return Policy - Located in Germany) and get some other board?
    Which is a solid alternative with up to 128 GB RAM?

    Regards
    Markus
     
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  10. Patrick

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    Sounds more like a bug was found. It's happened before.
     
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  12. EluRex

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    the new 1548d is not much of difference compare to 1540d but just more expensive.... without the sr-iov functions on xeon-d I dunno how good it can be for virtualization platform even it provides 16core @ 2016Q1. The network bottle neck potentially limit itself. I am still upset with SM's sr-iov false advertisement

     
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  13. pyro_

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    The question is when will boards with the new SOCs actually be available
     
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  14. RTM

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    I find it interesting that if I were to purchase a D-1518 I would have to pay 35$ more than I would if I were to get a D-1520. The difference between the two is that the D-1520 supports turbo boost and has a slightly higher TDP (45W vs 35W of the D-1518).

    Likewise comparing the D-1537 to D-1540 you lose 300 MHz on base and turbo frequencies for a mere 10$ saving and a 10W lower TDP.

    The same goes with D-1548 and D-1540, as far as I can tell from the table, the two are identical except for a 94$ price increase.

    I hope there are some extra features not shown in the article's table that add value, else it looks to me that Intel decided that the Xeon Ds were too cheap.
     
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  15. jonaspaulo

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    Also can anyone provide some help with #705 ? I am still trying to figure out if with the custom BIOS 1.0B which has SR-IOV I am able to find the correct SR-IOV configuration to check if it still works or not at least on the i350.

    The Custom BIOS: X10SDVF5_909.zip
    Once again use it at your own risk. This is not officially supported by SM.
     
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  16. pyro_

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    Check out the front page there are a couple of extra posts on them. Looks like network and storage acceleration have been added depending on the chip
     
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  17. Davewolfs

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    Do you have ESXI?
     
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  18. EluRex

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    any 15x8 has quick assist library which is great for firewall/router... just dunno if they can be passed through
     
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  19. Davewolfs

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    @EluRex who's going to try this mythical bios first you or me :)
     
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  20. EluRex

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    i will... i have a mess up 1.0b already..
     
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