Cons: Raid is intel ICH10R software raid, so no good for vmware. After a bit over two years of operation, the system has failed. Both power supplies sit there clicking. Occasionally the fans come on and it looks like it's booting, then just shuts down again. No telling if it's the power supplies, mothe...
Summary: been running vmware esx 4.1, been working great
Pros: have had this model for over 2 years, no problems
Cons: you have to provide "cons" for a product, ok sure, its low profile- just be sure you get low profile add-on cards; also the device has slots for 8 drives but mobo only has 6 ports- not that it matters cuz I'm not using the built-in sata. one of the heat sinks that came with was bent-up badly, sup...
Summary: SuperMicro support has always been excellent anytime I have ever contacted them for support on any of their SuperServer machines. Even for machines that are well out of warranty, they have always been helpful!
Pros: This machine has a great build quality and is an excellent value for the price. Just like all the other SuperMicro server chassis I have used previously, this one does not disappoint. This is a barebones chassis which lets you customize the server with the type of attributes you need to suit the ...
Cons: The current revision of the motherboard that ships with this machine is newer than what it indicated in the paper manual included with it. The CPU and RAM socket layouts are different on the motherboard than what is shown in the paper manual. The silkscreen on the board is correct of course, and ...
Summary: I'm buying 5 more, so you know I like them. Supermicro has always been quick to RMA motherboards when purchased in a server. I wish Newegg stocked the IPMI option card.
Pros: I've had two of these running for over a year. Rock solid with 2 six core Xeons. Very fast for server type loads.
Cons: Has 8 SATA trays, all 8 have power, but only 6 are connected. So buy a cheap PCI-E/SATA card if you need 8 SATA running. Weighs as much as a large rock. Fill it full of disk drives and you will exceed 70 pounds, which means if you reship you will pay overweight charges.
Summary: The majority of our production servers are Dell or HP. This server has the same or better build quality. I was impressed with this server when setting it up. I may start using these in production more often. Linux (ubuntu serve 10.04) handled all of the hw fine.
Pros: Excellent build quality. Now set up with qty 6 3tb drives. Replaced my old bacula backup server. 2 more drives (OS) on mirror with 3ware sata raid controller.
Cons: Manual is incorrect about the location on the motherboard for cpu1 and cpu2 and memory. It is backwards. Also flashing red leds on 2 of the hard drive bays. Disconnecting unused cables (for sas) from backplane cleared the flashing red lights.
Summary: Our company have always supplied software to clients but now we also supply servers. We thought that it will be a trivial thing since we all are very techie guys... Wrong. We bought this server 8 3TB enterprise class drives to find out later the it will only read them as 2TB!!.
Summary: this 2U server is the latest version from Supermicro; it supports one or two Intel 5500 series processors. Improvements over the earlier version that supported Intel 5000 series processors: IPMI is on the motherboard, no need to buy an extra SIM card.