On my completely different system (supermicro), motherboard Sata drives show as adaX and HBA Sata as daXIn the 3 builds I've done and each one was with SATA drives they've always been labeled daX. Hope you enjoy your new system
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Disks attached to (S)ATA controllers are labeled ada, which stands for ATA Direct Attach. Anything that uses the SCSI stack (including USB Mass Storage and SAS) is labeled da for Direct Attach.On my completely different system (supermicro), motherboard Sata drives show as adaX and HBA Sata as daX
FYI, #10-32 screws are the wrong diameter. However, M4-.70x10 pan phillips machine screws (from Lowes) fit the rail mounting holes perfectly. My server is now sitting in its rack looking pretty!It looks like we need something like https://www.racksolutions.com/shoulder-screws-nuts.html? I sent an email to the rail seller as it was advertised as a "complete" kit.
I don't want to derail the post. But is C2100 that hard to maintain? To me R510 seem more like C2100 just a newer model. Or am I wrong.I actually bought an R720xd first before getting the C2100. I don't have any experience with the R510, but the R720 is much, much, much nicer to work with than the C2100. However, after running the numbers for the version I have (24 2.5inch bays) and my use case (ESXi + NAS) I determined it was cheaper to buy a second server for the NAS portion than to get the desired hardware added to the main server. The C2100 can be acquired dirt cheap and the replacement components/spare parts are (generally) inexpensive. However, as noted in the original post it is also a pain to work with and basically unsupported/undocumented by Dell. What system is "better" for you is probably dependent on your use case(s) and your experience level/willingness to tinker.
I use Chrome to run the Java applet for IPMI. There are a couple of funky behaviors in the IPMI that are described earlier in this thread. Use of some menu selections will lock it up and required the app to be restarted - really just an annoyance ...Does the basic ipmi this has have a remote KVM/power control? What software do you prefer for accessing that?
Well the seller contacted me due to an error by their clerk and that particular unit wasn't available. Worked out though as I got a dual 2.8ghz 36gb with six 250gb drives for $325 and I've got a lot of 8gb dimms I can use in it from my old T710s. I picked up eight 4tb nearline sas drives and a 2.5" sata ssd for the OS and got it all up and running today. 1.66bcm quieted the fans down considerably, although it's a bit louder than i was hoping - doable though. KVM is passable. Is there any way to configure the H700 from within windows on these (openmanage refuses to install)?Registered for this site just to partake of this thread. You guys are awesome!
I ordered an FS-12TY on fleabay the other day - couldn't pass up $750 with twelve 2tb sas drives included.
My needs are a little different - intending this to be a hyper-v replica/veeam backup server but I think it will work well, even with the perc6i it's coming with (will run raid10).
Does the basic ipmi this has have a remote KVM/power control? What software do you prefer for accessing that? My production servers are all R710/R720/R730xd boxes so I'm used to the dracs.
Thanks again for this treasure trove of information!
First off apologies, I have been away from the forums for quite a while...Kind of wishing i had seen and read into the C2100 more before I got my r710.
If I decide to save for a C2100 to transplant my r710 to once I am out of space, or simply one one as a 2nd NAS unit what kind of features does it have in that regard.
1.) Remote Management
2.) Fan speed control via IPMI
Just tested my C2100 (6 by 5400rpm 4 TB Red HDD's at present, also on a desk in my office) - just under 50 dB(A) at ~4 ft.First off apologies, I have been away from the forums for quite a while...
To answer your questions:
- It has a dedicated NIC for IPMI, while not as robust as iDRAC it will suffice IMHO
- In all honesty if the C2100 is louder than ~55db then there is something else going on. None of my fully populated systems are louder than that and I currently have four (4) of them in my Server Rack.
- *** Keep in mind I am not talking about when the unit first starts up, but once it is running.