Tybio Posted December 22, 2018 Share Posted December 22, 2018 This new Supermicro board is turning out to be a little odd...so I thought I'd start a thread to note interesting information about it that come up as I refine my new deployment. 1> The VGA port is NOT tied to the intel processor, it is tied to a "BMC" video adapter 2> On first boot, I got no video from HDMI or Display port with no addon cards. Had to force the board to use the iGPU by changing from "Auto" to "IGFX" in the bios 3> The fans don't follow the normal SM standard. There are 2 zones, but rather than "FAN#" and "FANA" you get 2 CPU headers and 3 FAN headers. This is being looked at in the IPMI plugin thread to see if it can be supported. 4> My LSI card would not allow drives to mount when in the PCI-E slot nearest the CPU. I moved it and everything worked fine. I'm fairly sure this was one of those transient errors you get when building a new system, but I wanted to mention it. 5> IPMI seems to be losing remote console access, it starts up, but never shows the console screen. It has worked intermittently and having an HTML5 version is HEAVEN...when it works. 6> The fan thresholds are crap, I'll post my settings to precent the "Fan Cycling" condition in a reply. 7> I'm going to test an NVMe drive soon, the docs read that I should be able to us /1/ of the NVMe slots while using the 4x slot (10GB Ethernet card)...but I want to check that. 8> IOMMU groups are not "Bad" but not great. Audio is burried and there is a real lack of USB ports exposed. Quote Link to comment
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