hardware for home use large storage
karl at denninger.net
Tue Feb 9 12:54:54 UTC 2010
Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 05:21:32PM +1100, Andrew Snow wrote:
>> Supermicro just released a new Mini-ITX fanless Atom server board
>> with 6xSATA ports (based on Intel ICH9) and a PCIe 16x slot. It
>> takes up to 4GB of RAM, and there's even a version with KVM-over-LAN
>> for headless operation and remote management.
> Neat hardware. But with regards to the KVM-over-LAN stuff: it's IPMI,
> and Supermicro has a very, *very* long history of having shoddy IPMI
> support. I've been told the latter by too many different individuals in
> the industry (some co-workers, some work at Yahoo, some at Rackable,
> etc.) for me to rely on it. If you *have* to go this route, make sure
> you get the IPMI module which has its own dedicated LAN port on the
> module and ***does not*** piggyback on top of an existing LAN port on
> the mainboard.
What's wrong with the Supermicro IPMI implementations? I have several -
all have a SEPARATE LAN port on the main board for the IPMI KVM
(separate and distinct from the board's primary LAN ports), and I've not
had any trouble with any of them.
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