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Tyan S5512GM4NR
7.4 out of 10

Tyan S5512GM4NR

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Overall 10
10

I didn't use it yet, but it doesn't have ...

Valentin Oltean, Amazon
28 March 2015
  • Summary: I didn't use it yet, but it doesn't have two processor slots, only one, and only 4 memory slots for 32Gs.
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Overall 10
10

Sweet Server

Mark G., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Summary: Other things purchased to go with this board RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139262 Power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104167
  • Pros: Being an Asus fan this is my first TYAN board and so far I am pleased. Combined with a Xeon 1240 v2 processor, an OZC Vertex 3 SSD and 16GB RAM and it makes for a screaming ESXi 5.1 server. Moved my web sites to it and the response time improvements are huge! (OK so the old server was 7 years old...
  • Cons: IPMI - I am so loving that feature. Except for the remote console which says it requires Internet Exploder. IMHO ie should only be used to download a different browser. <rant>preaching to the choir</rant> That said everything seems to work fine in Firefox. Newegg isn't currently selling this boar...
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Overall 6
6.0

Power supply issues

Chadd Ingersoll, Amazon
1 February 2013
  • Summary: Firstly, the picture and product description are completely wrong. But, this is in fact the Tyan S5512GM with IPMI and four gigabit ethernet ports. The biggest problem I had was finding a power supply that was compatible.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic home ESXi Server Board

Thomas E., Newegg
1 November 2012
  • Summary: In my opinion, if you're looking to build an ESXi box and want some expandability, this is hands down the board to go with. 4 built in good quality Intel NICs that are supported out of the box on ESXi 5.0/5.1 doesn't hurt either.
  • Pros: I'm a penetration tester, and I needed equipment to run a home lab on. I've done a lot of work with ESX and then ESXi, and this board just hits the best combination of reasonable price and compatibility, expandability, and built in high quality components. Intel 82574L? Awesome! IPMI? I'll never ...
  • Cons: Intel's new v2 CPUs (which bring PCIe v3 support to this board) weren't supported with the BIOS that shipped on this board until recently, mine shipped in early August with a BIOS that would not boot using any Sandy Bridge v2 chip. Hopefully the Sandy Bridge v2 compatible BIOS ships with these by...
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Overall 10
10

Nice VM server board

jay h., Newegg
15 July 2012
  • Summary: I am a Supermicro board fan, but this Tyan board has taken me. The IPMI, the extra pci ports with the 4 intel nic ports. Supermicro has a similar board but it only comes with 2??? pci-e ports. Tyan makes a few versions of this board.
  • Pros: 4 Intel nics that are recognized by ESXi and Proxmox. IPMI! This is great no need to connect to a monitor. Tyan support. The sticker that's included to go inside your case, it lists the pinouts so you don't need to go looking for the manual should you need to do some work. Supports Ivy Bridge and...
  • Cons: Cons, not really but I need to share. I installed the board into a case with a preexisting set of case studs. I had one left over that shorted the board and prevented it from booting. The IPMI did power up and the green IPMI light flashed as its supposed to, but no juice from the power supply or ...
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