Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

CptCarbonat

Member
  • Content Count

    60
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from czebrowski0 in HP DL380 G6. fool it into working with no fans?   
    This should be what you are looking for. This is the pinout of the fans on a SE316M1. This is the connector:

     
    and the pinout is as follows as far as I know:
    +---+------------+--------+ |Pin|Color |Function| +---+------------+--------+ | 1|Orange | 12V| | 2|Grey/Black | GND| | 3|Red | 12V| | 4|Blue | TACH| | 5|White/Yellow| PWM| | 6|Green | TACH| +---+------------+--------+
  2. Like
    CptCarbonat reacted to 101m4n in Repurposing old dl180 server motherboard, ATX PSU?   
    Massive necro incoming, but I figured I'd leave the solution here anyway for anyone else that comes along.
    I too ended up running into the bios problem, then solved it and promptly forgot about this thread (my bad).
    Anyway, the dl180/se316m/x1600 are actually all the same server (more or less), with the same bios. The bios update comes packaged as a utility that runs from within windows, it's a bit weird, but it does actually work.
    You can find the updater on the hpe website here.
     
    P.S. There was some confusion for me early on in this project as to which board is which, this should clarify:
    dl180/se316m/se326m/se1220/x1600(?):
    Some of these have the integrated lights out connector (rj45) built into the board, others have a small daughter board that plugs into the board separately (see the small plug next to the button midway up the right side of the board in this picture). I tried briefly to use it, but it's a nightmare. It's flakey as hell, I couldn't get it to open in anything but IE, and a good chunk of the functionality is locked behind a license. So if you ask me, it's no great loss. I ended up using ordinary wake-on-lan to power up my nodes.
     
    dl160 (and probably a slew of other names too...):
    I have no experience with this board, though greenie214 (from earlier in this thread) does.
     
    P.P.S. The cluster, janky though it may be, is very much still kicking!
    It has been (and continues to be) an interesting project:
     
  3. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from Techstorm970 in Nimbus ExaDrive DC100: 100TB SSD   
    The biggest SSD yet was presented by Nimbus Data. The ExaDrive DC100 holds up to 100TB of data in a 3.5inch form factor. It is mainly for datacenter and cloud use, but I bet Linus would love to get his hands on a few of these. Also the drive is very energy efficient, as it only uses 10W in idle and 14W when under load. It has a SATA 6G interface, and thus is limited to about 500 MByte/s read and write with up to 100k IOPS. Later there is supposed to be a variant of the drive with a SAS interface. The drive is rated at 2.5 million hours Mean Time Between Failures.
     
    Sources: http://nimbusdata.com/products/exadrive-platform/advantages/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/12541/unlimited-5-year-endurance-100-tb-ssd
  4. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from WereCat in Nimbus ExaDrive DC100: 100TB SSD   
    The biggest SSD yet was presented by Nimbus Data. The ExaDrive DC100 holds up to 100TB of data in a 3.5inch form factor. It is mainly for datacenter and cloud use, but I bet Linus would love to get his hands on a few of these. Also the drive is very energy efficient, as it only uses 10W in idle and 14W when under load. It has a SATA 6G interface, and thus is limited to about 500 MByte/s read and write with up to 100k IOPS. Later there is supposed to be a variant of the drive with a SAS interface. The drive is rated at 2.5 million hours Mean Time Between Failures.
     
    Sources: http://nimbusdata.com/products/exadrive-platform/advantages/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/12541/unlimited-5-year-endurance-100-tb-ssd
  5. Agree
    CptCarbonat reacted to huilun02 in Soundproof a room cheaply?   
  6. Like
    CptCarbonat reacted to BuckGup in How to route all laptop traffic over proxy/VPN?   
    Rent a VPS for dirt cheap and make it yourself. 
  7. Agree
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from kirashi in Email Server blacklisted...   
    Well thats why I don't run my own email server, its just too much trouble. Maybe check again if you are blacklisted somewhere here.
  8. Like
    CptCarbonat reacted to 101m4n in [In progress] Our first foray into copper tube water cooling.   
    Yup, they're pretty grotty. I actually used an alphacool radiator in my first wc build, a hardline ncase m1 build with two 240mm radiators, didn't rinse thoroughly enough and ended up with lots of cruft floating around in the loop. Just used a bit of porous packaging foam to clean the bits out, probably not the best way to do it, but it seemed to work well enough. One of the radiators in this current build is used, but we washed it out anyway to be certain it was good to go.
     
    On another note, tomorrow we should have all the fittings and tools we need to actually finish the build!
  9. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from 101m4n in Repurposing old dl180 server motherboard, ATX PSU?   
    Ok, very nice. I'll get it, shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
    With the front panel I don't know, I guess if it boots without the panel you can power it up via the iLO2 webinterface, so you wouldn't even need to figure out the pins for power.
     
    The X5660s are just so cheap from overseas, and the performance they offer is great.
     
    Edit:
    So this is the connector from the fan (Delta GFB0412EHS) in my SE316M1:
     

     
    and the pinout is as follows as far as I know:
    +---+------------+--------+ |Pin|Color |Function| +---+------------+--------+ | 1|Orange | 12V| | 2|Grey/Black | GND| | 3|Red | 12V| | 4|Blue | TACH| | 5|White/Yellow| PWM| | 6|Green | TACH| +---+------------+--------+ As you can see PWM and GND are shared by the two rotors in the fan module. If you want you can connect up to two fans to the connector. If you connect just one, make sure to bridge the TACH so that the fan is properly detected by the BIOS. Just refer to the standard 4 Pin PWM pinout to hook up the fans:
     

  10. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from 101m4n in Repurposing old dl180 server motherboard, ATX PSU?   
    Didn't expect to find anything on the pinout of the frontpanel, but found this on Google:
     

     
     Might be helpful if you plan to hook up the power button or some of the LEDs.
     
    Edit: You might want to read through that thread, it is pretty much what we were talking about. They have the same pinout for the fans on the thread there that I just posted (just the other way around regarding the pins) and it is a bit more detailed. I searched for that pinout for a while and couldn't find anything useful on Google. Would have helped me a lot if I found that thread earlier  
     
  11. Like
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from 101m4n in Repurposing old dl180 server motherboard, ATX PSU?   
    This mainboard seems pretty similar to a mainboard that I have, a mainboard out of the SE316M1 (Image: Mainboard). To me they look visually the same and I would guess they are pretty similar and I hope my knowledge of the board applies to your board aswell. I actually don't use the mainboard in the original server, so I have a few hints what to consider if you want to use that board outside of the HP case. It is a standard form factor, I think SSI-EEB and I was able to mount it in a different case. The power connectors are all standard for me and it works without the backplane power connector. For RAM I'm not quite sure, I use HP branded stuff (manufactured by Samsung) in it, and there is a lot of it on Ebay so you can use that or else I would use something very generic.
     
    Though this is where it starts to get a bit more complicated. The cooler mount for the CPU is not standard as far as I know. I couldn't find anything else than the SE326M1/DL180 G6 or SE316M1 cooler that fit the mount. I guess the SE326M1/DL180 G6 cooler is better, as they are designed for 2U and not 1U. The coolers are not designed to have a fan mounted to them, so that is a problem as well. You can 3D print something or just use zipties to solve that.
     
    The other problem are the fans, and that is where I had to do some research to get it right (I can give you a pinout, it is what I figured out after looking at some documents and images and I think it is right). The connector is a 6 pin molex and the standard server uses the Delta "GFB0412EHS" in my case. To use standard PC fans (3 pin or 4 pin) you have to either solder an adapter yourself what I did or buy one (Something like this). The problem here is that the server detects if there is no fan connected (I think it checks the TACH from the fan) and it won't boot if there are no fans connected, thats why you can't just power them externally, or at least you would have to solder the TACH from the fan up to the connector. Also you have to make sure that there is enough airflow in the case you use so that nothing overheats, like the chipset. But if you pay a bit attention to that it should be fine, you can monitor the tempratures easily over iLO2.
     
    I hope that helps you out a little, I am not 100% sure if the boards are the same, but I think what I mentioned should apply to the DL180 G6 aswell.
     
    EDIT: I just noticed the image that you posted should be a SE316 board, not a DL180 G6 mainboard. There are some differences, but they are rather minor to what I could get out of the DL180 manual.
  12. Agree
    CptCarbonat reacted to Windspeed36 in How safe is a NAS server against threats like WannaCry?   
    If it's accessible via a share that Windows can read, it's not safe.
  13. Informative
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from berderder in Good web server build or product?   
    I guess for a begginer DigitalOcean would have the best learning curve, it has a simple interface and is easier to use than the other ones you metioned. So my recomendation for a begginer/learner would sure be DO if you don't need the features of AWS.
  14. Informative
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from mineblaster in How can I turn a server on over LAN and then start remote managing the server over LAN again (not needing to actually touch the server)   
    Well there are several options for doing that. Like said before, you can use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) on Windows and if you use Linux you can use VNC. Using RDP or VNC will give you full access to the GUI of the server. If you don't need access to the GUI you can also use powershell for remote access on windows and SSH on Linux.
  15. Informative
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from grimreeper132 in How can I turn a server on over LAN and then start remote managing the server over LAN again (not needing to actually touch the server)   
    Well there are several options for doing that. Like said before, you can use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) on Windows and if you use Linux you can use VNC. Using RDP or VNC will give you full access to the GUI of the server. If you don't need access to the GUI you can also use powershell for remote access on windows and SSH on Linux.
  16. Informative
    CptCarbonat got a reaction from Fyfey96 in Render Server   
    The ProLiant SE316M1 mainboard is E-ATX, it fitted perfectly in another case I had. But I think the DL360 G6 uses a weird size mainboard if I remember right, so it wouldn't fit in a case without a bit of modding if the case is big even enough. Fitting a graphicscard on these is also a bit hard, you will probably have to use a PCIE riser because the PCIE slots are often in weird places.
×