cat lover server enthusiast
- Jul 7, 2016
any more developments (or drama) with these servers? i'm so tempted....
Right now SATA is unreliable at best. No one has been able to update the expander firmware yet to test otherwise.also very tempted, but if they can't do plain sata reliably it's a no-go for me
Even lower than $425??Ugh.... Seller sent me an offer I couldn't refuse. Damn it!!! I bought one.... :-(
Thanks to everyone who's keeping track of the SATA issues. I've started eyeing Xeon D for my next NAS upgrade, and this would have been the complete one stop solution...if it worked with SATA.So, if you need sata on the 3.5" slots, I'd skip this for now.
I've only used SFP+ optics with some OM3 fiber from FS so far a Finisar FTLX8571D3BCL and a Generic encoded FS brand and they both work no problems.Any ideas on copper transceivers for these?
I'm waiting for the "ABCU-5710RZ 1000Base-T" to arrive and happy to share the result here. I know it's a 1Gb module. Just because I don't have any 10Gb switch and the module is under $10...Any ideas on copper transceivers for these?
I finally got sometime to play with it. After running storcli.efi /c0 /eXX download src=S1Q_LSI_FW_v1.0.8.fw, I got a success reported.Spent a few hours trying to get this working with storcli, keeps giving me an error, see attached. The enc ID is 12 and 252, tried both, no go.
Anyone else have any luck yet?
What process did you use to boot an efi shell?I finally got sometime to play with it. After running storcli.efi /c0 /eXX download src=S1Q_LSI_FW_v1.0.8.fw, I got a success reported.
I think the tricky part would be:
1. Run upgrade without any disk connected.
2. Run upgrade in EFI shell instead of any OS. I think it will limit device mounting or something.
I only put single 1TB SATA (ST1000DM003) to test the disk cage from cold start. And the disk shows up correctly. I'm considering to move the SAS3108 from the other server to this one to get better RAID performance.
Attached a screenshot to show the FW version numbers.
Wish your upgrade will be same smooth as mine.
Now im not sure, but many server products have the efi shell built in to the bios so its available as a boot option. Either F12 (or other button) to have quick boot menu and boot directly to EFI shell. Again, Im not sure this product has this built in.efi shell
yea, I select the UEFI boot shell, it says booting and then dumps me back into the bios settings.Now im not sure, but many server products have the efi shell built in to the bios so its available as a boot option. Either F12 (or other button) to have quick boot menu and boot directly to EFI shell. Again, Im not sure this product has this built in.
Sometimes it's necessary to press some button or escape to get it to stay inside the shell. But it could also be that it is searching for the EFI on a USB stick or something to boot from there. Are you trying on this exact product? Maybe someone that has it can verify.then dumps me back