X11SBA-LN4F vs A1SRi-2558F



  • Hi

    Just an update from me. I've been running this box for days and days and not experience any timeout issues relating to the LAN1, I have version 1.01 of the board which Supermicro confirmed by serial number it had been modified and fixed for the watchdog issue.

    In addition there is a new firmware for the X11SBA-LN4F but no release notes, but I will give it a go.

    Regards

    Phil



  • In addition there is a new firmware for the X11SBA-LN4F but no release notes, but I will give it a go.

    Phil, if you have updated it, it would be nice to hear from you about, please drop us a couple
    of lines about it. I am also thinking to get hands on one or two of this boxes.



  • @Phil_D:

    In addition there is a new firmware for the X11SBA-LN4F but no release notes, but I will give it a go.

    Yeah, supermicro is funny about their firmware updates.



  • Just an update that my build has been up for 341 days since the repair with no watchdog faults.  Still running 2.2.5.



  • Since there appear to be alot of A1SRi-2558F owners in this thread. Does anyone else experience hangs during boot? It is random, but FreeBSD will hang at the following line:
    ACPI APIC Table: <intel  tiano ="">I was running BIOS 1.01a and just upgraded to 1.01c that I saw recently came out. No idea if that addresses it.

    This issue make reliable recovery from power failure impossible. Anyone use any sort of watchdog to handle reset when this happens - I haven't tried/looked yet.</intel >



  • @krbvroc1:

    Since there appear to be alot of A1SRi-2558F owners in this thread. Does anyone else experience hangs during boot? It is random, but FreeBSD will hang at the following line:
    ACPI APIC Table: <intel  tiano ="">I was running BIOS 1.01a and just upgraded to 1.01c that I saw recently came out. No idea if that addresses it.

    This issue make reliable recovery from power failure impossible. Anyone use any sort of watchdog to handle reset when this happens - I haven't tried/looked yet.</intel >

    Hello,

    Yes, I have the same issue exactly on my A1SRi-2758F board.  Using the reset function on IPMI to reboot usually fixes it, but I've had times when it took 4-5 reboots to fix the issue.  I've only seen this since pfSense 2.3.2 so I'm wondering if it's something in the patch of FreeBSD that's in use.  Could be fixed in pfSense 2.4 running on FreeBSD 11?

    Brian





  • Hi @Hugovsky,

    Thanks for pointing this out.  I've seen this before but I thought that once you saw this that the device would never boot again.  The fact that I can reset the unit and it works made me think that it isn't the problem.  I'm going to contact SuperMicro and see if this errata might be the cause.

    Brian



  • Hi,

    Alright, got a reply from Supermicro and they said that this isn't (for me at least) being caused by the Intel erratum.  In my case, they said that the memory I'm using may be the culprit.  Seems strange that the memory could be the issue though as it's always at exactly the same place, and once we get past that point in the boot things are fine.

    Brian



  • Got my Supermicro X11SBA-LN4F today - Rev. 1.02 :)
    Was a little disappointed that i have to order the correct I/O Shield for my 505 Rackmount case. For that price it could have been included…

    What i wanted to ask the Supermicro owners. The CPU Cooler is wobbling. So it does not sit tight. you can move it with your finger. Is that normal? There are springs on the pins. I do not understand how this construction work or should work...



  • Was a little disappointed that i have to order the correct I/O Shield for my 505 Rackmount case. For that price it could have been included…

    Normally it let you safe money! It is included in the desktop and in the 1U bare bone and for custom cases
    you may don´t need it because you will be need there also a custom I/O shield.

    What i wanted to ask the Supermicro owners. The CPU Cooler is wobbling. So it does not sit tight. you can move it with your finger. Is that normal? There are springs on the pins. I do not understand how this construction work or should work…

    Any cooler should be sitting tough on the chip, and if there will be something wbbling it cou ld be that during
    the transport one of the small pins (with the springs) is broken or only jumped out of the hole in the board
    to get a better overview over that you should turn around that board and watch from the underlying or
    bottom side that this both pins are inserted and not has broken snappers. This are in normal $ cent
    articles and can be mostly obtained from the next electronic parts shop for cheap. For low budget
    you be able to order them at amazon.com for $2.14 (10 pieces) as an example.

    Here are some examples of this pins (with springs):

    ![different push pin models.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/different push pin models.jpg)
    ![different push pin models.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/different push pin models.jpg_thumb)
    ![metal and plastic pins with springs.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal and plastic pins with springs.jpg)
    ![metal and plastic pins with springs.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal and plastic pins with springs.jpg_thumb)
    ![metal pins with springs.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal pins with springs.jpg)
    ![metal pins with springs.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal pins with springs.jpg_thumb)
    ![metal push pins with spring and washer (disc).jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal push pins with spring and washer (disc).jpg)
    ![metal push pins with spring and washer (disc).jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/metal push pins with spring and washer (disc).jpg_thumb)



  • Frank,
    thank you very much for your very detailed explanation!
    I checked it and pins and springs are OK.
    There are only 2 Pins for the cooler and you can move it so that the springs are become more tention.
    So it seems that it works as it should work and that there is some lash for the cooler.
    Temp is about 50° in my supermicro 505 rackmount case without active cooling in a full network rack.

    I took a better look at the standard shield from the case. and yes, it works if you open every inlay and leave it closed for displayport/hdmi.