Hi Guys, have a strange issue whereby my N54L won't turn off, it just reboots. The same behavior is seen when using Windows or Vmware, when shutting down, the server proceeds to start the shutdown process but powers itself up again immediately. I have tried resetting the Bios, removed the board and all components, re-installed and still the same.
I moved the mainboard into a spare Microserver Chassis with the same result (to rule out any cabling issues). I have changed the RAM modules as well, with no luck.
It is worth mentioning that the onboard NIC no longer works either, I have replaced with a PCIex card that works fine. Holding down the power button for 5 seconds will turn off the server but immedately starts back up when it is released. I have compared BIOS settings to another working Microserver in my LAB, same results.
I am honestly out of ideas, spent way too many hours scratching my head over this one. the only way to get it to stay off is wait till the splash screen loads then pull the power plug, which is not ideal.
Anyone else have any ideas?
I want to rebuild my stock N54L. My preferred line of thinking is to use a PCIe X-16 card and about a 240Gb NVME M.2 SSD as my boot drive. I'm concerned about the BIOS seeing this though and being able to use it as a bootable device. Anyone tried something like this yet? I'm wanting to use all 4 drive cages for storage drives. I can't find anything in the bios regarding UEFI so I have to wonder if this is even possible or could there be a bios mod out there that would work?
My alternative setup would wind up being a regular SATA SSD and replace the DVD drive with it. I'd rather the speed of the NVME PCIe setup though if its possible.
I have a syba Si-PEX40064 4 port sata card based on marvel chipset installed in my n54l. Bios sees it and can boot from it, but when it is installed, ubuntu loses the onboard network card. Using ifconfig-a lists it as enp3s0 and disabled, without the pcie card installed it is enp2s0. I have tried manually enabling it using ifconfig enp3s0 up, this says it is active, but it does not talk to the network. Any ideas appreciated.
The HPE ProLiant Gen10 MicroServer compared to the Previous Gen8 and N54L/N40L/N36L MicroServers
The Gen10 and Gen8 are the same dimensions and can be easily stacked
I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or confirmed reports of specific RAM kits working as the general consensus on the Lenovo forums is flaky at best when it comes to RAM compatibility. Ideally I'm looking for a 16GB kit using two 8GB ECC UDIMMs. So far I've found the KVR16LE11/8 is very cheap but I haven't found any confirmed reports of this working other than recommendations.
Would anyone be able to help me on this?
Any help is greatly appreciated