Supermicro server, 5xGbe Intel LAN, Intel 1.74GHz Atom, 4GB RAM, 120GB SSD - Sale

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Item name (be very descriptive): Supermicro A1SRM-LN5F-2358. Branded Exinda Network Orchestrator 3062. Has 5x Intel gigabit ethernet port with a duel core Intel Atom 1.74GHz CPU. Takes DDR3 RAM, comes with 4GB. Brand new 120GB SSD with a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro. Will make an idea router or firewall with the right software.
Age and condition: About 5 years old, excellent condition - looks like new
Do you include packaging: No
Warranty: No
Reason for selling: Don't need it any more
Price: R1000
Negotiable: Yes
Location: Stellenbosch
Shipping or collection: Collect or I can PUDO it for free to your nearest PUDO locker.

  • Intel Atom C2358 @ 1.74Ghz (boosts to 2.0Ghz)
  • Aspeed 2400 graphics with VGA output
  • Supermicro A1SRM-LN5F-2358 mATX motherboard
  • Laptop style power supply 20volt 2.5amp 50watt
  • 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM, Upgradeable to 16GB
  • PCI-Express x8 slot
  • SATA x 4 and USB x 4, Internal USB x 1
  • Intel Gigabit LAN x 5
  • Dahua 120GB SDD (brand new)
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Nice box, will make a great firewall, but the Atom C2358 p4rocessor is the Achilles heel, with a small firewall only ruleset (no UTM stuff) it may do 100Mbps up and downstream, but I doubt much more than that.

The low power consumption is perfect for our energy constrained country, and it is well priced for what it is.
 
Nice box, will make a great firewall, but the Atom C2358 p4rocessor is the Achilles heel, with a small firewall only ruleset (no UTM stuff) it may do 100Mbps up and downstream, but I doubt much more than that.

The low power consumption is perfect for our energy constrained country, and it is well priced for what it is.
Forgot the spec page : https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/a1srm-ln5f-2358

I quite like this little box, and the Atom is surprisingly snappy in normal Windows use, but when it comes to number crunching it is not the Atom's strong point. Using it for anything else than a router/firewall seems daft considering the LAN connectivity it offers? I am not sure what workloads it will face being a firewall or router?

That said it is my least power-hungry PC of the 4 I currently run:
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But yeah, not a number cruncher - compared to some of my other BOINC hosts :
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LOL - even my cheap Redmi A1 can outperform it doing World Comminuty Grid day in and day out:
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I am not sure what workloads it will face being a firewall or router?
For basic firewalling / routing / switching it should be fine at around 6-700 Mbps, my point was that one should not expect it to run a lot of typical firewall add-ons like IPS, Webfiltering, WAF, AV and VPN termination, and then still deliver packets at 1 Gbps speed.
 
I ran the A1SRI-2558F-O SuperMicro board for 10 years for my PfSense firewall and it was excellent.
Your price is very good also, I actually sold mine for more than this, so whomever buys this is getting a real good deal.
Good luck!
 
omg someone made you an offer less than R1000.
I wish I had a need for this, deal of the century right there.

I'm currently running an OpenWRT multiwan Raspberry Pi router at the moment, I managed to find some compatible RAM for this (though the 4GB @Rouxenator included would do fine) so I will run Proxmox with pfSense and Smokeping on this and retire the Pi.

FTTH, 5G, Starlink, P2P over WISP, LAN-to-Switch - the perfect device for my use case. I even sourced an in-line UPS, solar (100W), and low-conversion inverter with 100Ah lithium battery. I will simply never have downtime again.
 
I'm currently running an OpenWRT multiwan Raspberry Pi router at the moment, I managed to find some compatible RAM for this (though the 4GB @Rouxenator included would do fine) so I will run Proxmox with pfSense and Smokeping on this and retire the Pi.

FTTH, 5G, Starlink, P2P, LAN-to-Switch - the perfect device for my use case. I even sourced an in-line UPS, solar (100W), and low-conversion inverter. I will simply never have downtime again.
Highly recommend you don't use Proxmox and stick to pfsense directly for your gateway.
Two reasons:
1. You want your edge router to be hardened (typically referred to as a bastion)
2. That host doesn't have THAT much CPU power. Running for example pfsense with pfblockerng will just barely be able to handle a single WAN GbE in my experience.
 
Highly recommend you don't use Proxmox and stick to pfsense directly for your gateway.
Two reasons:
1. You want your edge router to be hardened (typically referred to as a bastion)
2. That host doesn't have THAT much CPU power. Running for example pfsense with pfblockerng will just barely be able to handle a single WAN GbE in my experience.

I’ll take this into consideration, thanks :—)
 
Any techie here know whether the 20V generic brick I got with this will cause damage long term since the board is designed for 12V… I don’t even want to risk plugging it in lmao

Waiting to hear back from Supermicro via OP
 
OP is a champion. I’m sorted with a 12V power supply, swapped the DIMM for an exact module that has ECC.

New power adapter should arrive soon, but I tested with the 20V he provided and nothing blew up so I’m super happy with my purchase!
 
Finally got around to installing pfSense and only one of the five ports seem to work :/

Anyone know if there’s a setting in the BIOS or something I need to enable? Windows “sees” the ports but in task manager they don’t show up, and they don’t light up when I plug a cable into them

Any ideas?
 
Googling “I354 not coming up” seems to be a common issue :/

From the BIOS doing an LED blink identifier also doesn’t work. Ports seem dead :(
 
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Yeah, the ports don't work and "Yeah when I got it only 1 of the 5 NICs were working" was apparently not relevant when selling this to me.
 
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