experiences with Supermicro Twin servers? (6016TT / 6026TT /
louisk at cryptomonkeys.org
Thu Apr 30 21:32:10 UTC 2009
On Apr 30, 2009, at 6:09 AM, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> Hi all,
> are there somebody with some experiences (bad or good) with
> Supermicro Twin servers? Mainly with 2U model 6026TT-TF or 1U model
> 6016TT-TF build on top of Intel 5520 Tylersburg (or any other?)
> We would like to buy some Twin servers, but I do not have chance to
> test it before.
> Are there any know problems with Twin servers generally, or are
> there any issus with FreeBSD 7.x with used CPU / chipsets / NICs?
I own 2 personally, and my employer has 2 also. I'm pleased with
them. Thus far, they've run a year w/o any issues. They were
purchased from iX Systems(.com).
Things you should be aware of, at least for the 1U units (I don't have
the 2U). FreeBSD 7.0R didn't support booting off USB media. The IP
KVM, while it works wonderfully, provides virtual media that show up
They only have 1 PCI-e slot, I filled mine with the IP KVM dedicated
Don't use the onboard "RAID" it's somewhere between unreliable and
non-functional. It shows up as either Intel matrix, or Adaptec host
I've been using them with ZFS and gmirror. Fast, solid, happy.
Louis Kowolowski louisk at cryptomonkeys.org
Making life more interesting for people since 1977
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