I updated this Xserve to 10.12.2 using the patcher tool, It worked successfully however the integrated graphics no longer work due to driver issues. I installed a low-profile Nvidia GT 210 and installed drivers for it and it works perfectly. The problem is the ATI x1300 which is integrated in the machine is acting as if the monitor is plugged into it so when I VNC or Screen share from my Macbook into it, it shows 2 screens and has major lag issues due to that. Is there anyway I can disable the ATI??
EDIT: I've found a solution for anyone looking. Either using SwitchRezX for a less permanent solution or removing the X1300 from just under the PCI-E slot where the mini DVI is found. Did the latter and it's working fine now, However if you plan on doing OS upgrades that require you to get into the boot menu you're going to have to put the old card back in and use Mini DVI.
I am considering developing a kit to convert the aging Xserve Raid rack into a useable enclosure. You can now routinely find these units on eBay for around $100, and considering the cost of typical rack unit (which aren't even as nice), I thought it would be about time to look at repurposing this beautifully made case into something builders could recycle. Basically this kit would include replacement PCBs for the drive sleds so that we can use standard SATA drives, while retaining both the power and activity lights. Secondly the kit would include a backplane PCB with standard molex and SAS connections. This would make the unit usable for homebuilt servers, NAS applications, or even just as a SAS expander. My target price for the entire kit would be around $200-250. I know this sounds like a lot but considering the quality of this case it is really comparable to other cases. Anyway, I put it to you guys to see if this would be something the community would be interested in. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks!
somehow all my text got deleted. I basically need a large amount of power to run renders for blender, compressor, final cut and motion.
i can get an IBM Bladecenter with 14 HS20 blades cheaply, has anybody tried getting osx running on one of these or a similar system before?
i have got osx running on a few pc's before, but never anything like this thing.
dal momento che sono entrato in possesso di un server DELL SC1425 ben carrozzato, volevo chiedere se qualcuno aveva già provato a montare su questa macchina una qualsiasi versione di OSX.
Per chi non conoscesse la macchina, le caratteristiche sono disponibili su: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/sc1425_specs.pdf
Grazie a tutti per le cortesi risposte.
I got a couple of used XServes for super cheap on eBay. I am going to use one as a VMWare Server for remote employees. The other will be a simple file server since I can do both SMB and AFP as opposed to our Win SBS 2011 server which can only do SMB. The one that will be for virtual machines I felt that I would need a little more power to handle the out of office employees. I bought a pair of Xeon e5345 CPUs for $40.00 on eBay and they certainly did the trick. Here are the before and after Geekbench results
Before - http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1814845
After - http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1533559
Quite an improvement in my opinion. Went from four total cores to eight. As temps go; idle temps are around 35-42c. I also used Arctic Silver 5. OSX System Profiler does not recognize the CPU name. It gets the number of cores and speed right but it lists "Unknown" as the name. However, Geekbench and the virtual machines both see the CPU speed and name correctly. For $40 this was a great upgrade.