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Zenon

Is the fan in the side of case 80x80mm?

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Zenon

Is there enough free place to put the 80/92mm to 120mm fan adapter and a quiet high-flow 120 mm fan instead this default case rear fan?

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Taffeys

Is there enough free place to put the 80/92mm to 120mm fan adapter and a quiet high-flow 120 mm fan instead this default case rear fan?

I don't know. Please let us know if this works.

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nrf

Not sure what other's experiences have been, but I've had good luck with Intel AMT, which the T20 supports (in the Xeon configuration, anyway).  While not a fully blown management processor, it is quite capable, especially for the most common use cases.

 

Reboots and other simple stuff are possible through the AMT web console, and more advanced features, including OS provisioning, are possible via Remote KVM and IDE Redirect.

so how did this go? any links/resources you could share for those of us who might like to try it out?

The AMT feature has quietly crept into my stable (3 personal systems with vpro and a xeon server) so I'm interested in seeing if it can do anything for me. do tell...

 

thanks!

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getting no traction here - I will reply to myself... I looked at AMT in some detail, and it is definitely more daunting to use than ILO especially if you think you are going to bring up a new bare server from a iso over the network port. unless you have the financial wherewithal to acquire a compatible certificate and set up a system to provision AMT with zero-touch, one must first go thru the detailed settings in the 'bios' for AMT. without the use of some tools that require an actual OS on that pc, manual 'bios' setup does not seem to allow one to secure the interface with pre-shared keys so you are left with less than ideal security. (anyone with hands-on experience feel free to chime in.) 

 

I have found a plugin for spiceworks that will allow you to boot from a remote iso once AMT is set up but I have not yet gone so far as to try it out. 

 

it seems clear to me that a decent sized business can get a lot of benefit from AMT, but is it a reasonable alternative to ILO for 'home servers' ?

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getting no traction here - I will reply to myself... I looked at AMT in some detail, and it is definitely more daunting to use than ILO especially if you think you are going to bring up a new bare server from a iso over the network port. unless you have the financial wherewithal to acquire a compatible certificate and set up a system to provision AMT with zero-touch, one must first go thru the detailed settings in the 'bios' for AMT. without the use of some tools that require an actual OS on that pc, manual 'bios' setup does not seem to allow one to secure the interface with pre-shared keys so you are left with less than ideal security. (anyone with hands-on experience feel free to chime in.) 

 

I have found a plugin for spiceworks that will allow you to boot from a remote iso once AMT is set up but I have not yet gone so far as to try it out. 

 

it seems clear to me that a decent sized business can get a lot of benefit from AMT, but is it a reasonable alternative to ILO for 'home servers' ?

Most entry level Intel servers are going to AMT to save money. It does not have the Intelligent Provisioning features that HP offers, but it does give some on/off functionality. The Intel site has some good info:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html

 

You could also check to see if Dell offers a DRAC card for it.

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schoondoggy

Hmmm, a quick search seems to lead to no on adding a DRAC card. 

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some links for those interested....

https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/getting-started-with-intel-active-management-technology-amt

free software from intel (scs or standalone): https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/setup-configuration-software.html

setup reference: https://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide/default.htm?turl=WordDocuments%2Fsetupandconfigurationofintelamt.htm

basic setup method without having to install the scs app https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-3772

setup with SCS using pre-shared keys: https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-3820

 

the spiceworks plugin is called 'amt terminal'

 

not sure I will jump in but these are now memorialized here in case I do...

enjoy!

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