[nycbug-talk] Home storage server build

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Mar 8 11:16:04 EST 2012

On Tuesday, March 06, 2012 7:49:13 pm Jonathan wrote:
> On 3/4/2012 9:07 PM, Jonathan wrote:
> > My current question is what motherboards would you recommend?  Brands to
> > look at or avoid or specific models are welcome.
> I've narrowed it down to 2 models one Intel board and one SuperMicro
> board.  Does anyone have any suggestions either way?  I can't seem to
> find any feature that would force me to choose one over the other and I
> need to decide tonight so they arrive in time. I'll order the parts at
> midnight EST so if you see this before then please let me know what you
> think.
> and
> Jonathan

If you are going to use IPMI for remote management, then I would go with the 
SM board since SM IPMI BMC's have remote KVM, etc. whereas the Intel boards 
I've worked with have a much simpler IPMI BMC (you can maybe do serial-over-
LAN, but not a full-blown KVM).

John Baldwin

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