Honest incompetence.Buying from this seller can be an adventure. I'm guessing here, but based on my experiences they have at times:
- Reused photos of an item (like a chassis) that don't necessarily represent the variant being sold. Sometimes, they remember to note the difference (i.e. There's no rear cage even though its in the picture), but often they don't. and/or
- Post photos of a representative sample of an item they have a batch of, but not every item in the batch is configured the same. and/or
- They just don't look super close at each item and they sent you something thinking its something else.
But, here's why I keep going back...if I get MORE than what I thought I was getting, its "Woo hoo! Bonus!" But, if I got less than what I ordered, they fixed it as soon as I told them and they always followed up to ensure I was satisfied. Plus, they often take what I think are crazy low Best Offers.
There are downsides of course:
- When you don't get what you are expecting, you have to follow up and wait for the extra/different bits.
- Pricing is super inconsistent. Sometimes there will be two listings for the same item with wildly varying prices and you have to poke around their listings to find them. I think of it as a treasure hunt, but to many its just going to be aggravating.
- Sometimes things are priced just stupid high, including their practice of jacking up prices on anything that seems to be selling well. You can get around this with Best Offers to a certain extent, but not when it comes to shipping. It seems like there's someone there that prices shipping for everything at $5 (US) or $15 (US), and another that goes nuts at like $50+. Or maybe its the same person who prices based on how they're feeling at the time? Last time I bought from them, shipping on an matx motherboard was $15 while the chassis I bought (complete with power supply and trays) was only $5.
I have done so on occasion. I hate to give up and have turned blue trying to find a solution to a problem that had no solution. Right now I'm trying to get KVM working on my X10 boards. Hope this isn't going to be a turn blue occasion.Yeah, we'd hate to "see" you turning blue.
Yes I have and still no joy. Did it on a X10SRL-F. Both went kinda wonky. After the update ipmi refused to save any setting until I unplugged the system, counted slowly to 10 and then plugged it back in. After updating the BIOS Windows Server wouldn't load. It went into automatic repair and that didn't work. Only option it gave me was to shut the system down. Once again unplugging the system then plugging it back in fixed it. But still no iKVM. I'm going to work on it some more tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it resolved. I really need KVM.Have you updated the BMC + BIOS yet to get html5 kvm?
Yes, for standard form factor, non-proprietary boards. Power wise, they have right type and number of connectors. The seller seems to be selling more than one configuration from batch to batch though, so its possible that you'd need extensions for the power cables depending on the board you use.Can this work with X11 or EPYC boards?