i wonder how does one interface with the MegaRAC card?
No storage included?I got my Riverbed server today. I was expecting what was pictured above however mine came with two 2GB DIMM's, dual 2.5" tray with second SATA/power cable, and an out-of-band management card. Now I need to purchase a power supply to make sure it boots.
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I saw it. You're right, it had a ton of good info in it, like the boot sequence and IPMI pass reset. Looks like there is going to be another flood of these on ebay soon from Cali. I think they said ~$75 - $100 including the power supply.Anyone else see the giant reply by an ebay seller explaining a bunch that got deleted? If your there please post it back, lots of good info.
here is the information that was posted. hopefully i'm not spilling any critical info here:Anyone else see the giant reply by an ebay seller explaining a bunch that got deleted? If your there please post it back, lots of good info.
Just the usual ipmitool once you've gotten a distro loaded.
Force a password change with `ipmitool user set password 2 ADMIN` or your choice of password.
Howdy, y'all. long time sth listener, first time poster. Work for one of them thar ebay sellers.
We should have at least thirty units listed soon; Sitting on a pallet right now, but we've got some prep work to do first.
They refer to this unit as the "Guppy".
We've got the units, power supplies, the 4GB and 8GB 1600Mhz ECC memory modules (which will be logo debranded), the MegaRAC IPMI modules, original DOM modules, SSDs and disks. (*ATA Secure Erased already)
I've found at least five different configurations, some with lesser xeons, some with fewer (or no) bypass ports.
The most abundant have a intel 160GB SSD and a hitachi 320GB spinner mounted above the MegaRAC module.
Things I know about the platform so far: The bios is customized, there are at least three different images; examination of their own bootscripts indicate they flash it using "flashrom", and I've been on the lookout for the uncustomized Advantech firmware for the NAMB-3260 motherboard to be able to debrand the units for resale.
All three images I examined had menu entries in the setup to alter the bypass port configuration defaults. (you should switch them to non-bypass defaults for use with BSD/Linux.)
Advantech does have the bypass control scripts available for download. They don't offer a clean firmware image. Emails to them have gone unresponded to for ~3Y.
Other than that, the firmware doesn't seem to have hidden many, if any options. The units typically do not have a bios password applied (unlike most other 1U/2U supermicro variants this vendor uses) and will attempt to boot exclusively from a 9 pin USB2.0 header in the center of the board (which typically has either an ATP 4GB or 8GB SM3257EN USB flash controller on a DOM module.
There is a cisco-compatible RJ45 console port on the front, it defaults to 9600 baud; but you can change it to 115200 baud in the setup menu pretty quickly. We have an abundance of the included RJ45 to DB9 cable (Grey).
The PCI-E connector is fortunately standard, and I've successfully tested a few radeons using AMDGPU without much issue.
Beware of this vendor's shorter machine, "minnow", which *appears* to have an X1 slot (but is actually for the two port SATA riser!)
So, what kinds of configuration SKUs should I set up for the ebay listings?
Do you guys want them bare bones mix and match, or ready to power on with OpenWRT 21.03.3 installed?
Do we list SKUs with disks and Ubuntu Server 22.04? Or PFSense?
I'd expect a diskless + DOM containing openwrt + 8GB DDR3 + megarac + power supply to be in the $75-95 range (as we offer 'free' shipping from california to continental US, baked into the listing price) and disks inclusive to be more like $135-155 range.
According to https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E3-1125C v2.html - ECC supported: YesDoes the Xeon E3-1125C v2 support registered ecc or only unbuffered?
It looks like the E3-1200 V3 doesn't support Registered ECC. Only Unbuffered ECC / ECC UDIMM.According to https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E3-1125C v2.html - ECC supported: Yes
The bios/mb could block/break it still, but seems likely that it would work.
I think this has generally been the case for the e3 series. There's an i3-3115c that's almost identical to the e3-1125c v2 except that it has half the cores, and it too supports ecc udimms:It looks like the E3-1200 V3 doesn't support Registered ECC. Only Unbuffered ECC / ECC UDIMM.