Xeon D-1541 Quanta storage servers on ebay

asmo

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Just to double check... those aren't LRDIMMs right? The Xeon D series doesn't support them.
This is definitely an important note, I bet there are other people that didn't notice this either in this thread....

Turns out I have 1 board that did not work with either and is DOA, but testing the 2nd worked with the micron ( ct32g4rfd4213.36fb1 ) RDIMM but only when in the proper position. The Samsung ( M386A4G40DM0-CPB ) was LRDIMM and did not boot.
 
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jcrowthe

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In case anyone has troubles getting into BMC like me due to DHCP issues, try reconfiguring it in Bios. Mine was set to a static IP outside my subnet range, and the management NIC was configured to be one of the SFP+ ports. Go to:

Bios -> Server Mgmt -> BMC Network Configuration

From there set the NIC to "Dedicated NIC" (this maps to the one RJ-45 gigabit jack on the server) and set dhcp configuration to "dynamic on next reset". From there reboot and give it 5min to start BMC. You should be able to return to that bios screen to see the IP that was assigned by DHCP.
 

Cruzader

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Did anybody try ESXi 7.0 on these?
With 160-190 offers mentioned as accepted they are starting to look very tempting to grab 4-6 of vmware/vsan lab.
 

lnxpro

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Oh the temptation :D

Have you measured the wattage from wall with it on low/mid-load? only found from its own management in thread when looking.
And what model/driver is 10g found as in esxi?
i haven't really checked the power consumption but i am sure they are low.
I got 2 of these servers in the rack, one for unraid, this one for vmware, 2 dell N2024 switches and a regular PC in there and average power consumption for the whole rack is about 220W according to my UPS.

the unraid server can go to about 400W when it's booting up with 12x 10TB drives installed while they are all spinning. lol

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Navy_BOFH

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Has anyone found a source/replacement for the 3.5" drive caddies? I see none of the current listings have them. I was thinking of buying a couple more just as compute nodes since I have one with all drive caddies intact but hoping to find more drive trays regardless.
 

oldfett

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Has anyone found a source/replacement for the 3.5" drive caddies? I see none of the current listings have them. I was thinking of buying a couple more just as compute nodes since I have one with all drive caddies intact but hoping to find more drive trays regardless.
I haven't, but would be curious if others have. I think I had found the part number ( 1HY9ZZZ049E) reached out to a number of resellers/partners and even Quanta to see if I could source them. I never got a response from anyone. I'm guessing its likely due to volume, I offered to purchase a few dozen as I figured there would be a number of us here that could use them.