[CentOS] HP MicroServer

Sun May 8 17:52:35 UTC 2011
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

John R Pierce wrote:

>> Except that I'd like to add a second ethernet port,
>> and am not sure where one can find a card that will fit this machine.
>> As far as I can see, it requires a half-height PCIe card,
>> which seems to be rather a rare animal.
>> (There doesn't seem to be a standard for the backplate.)
> "low profile" is the buzzword, and there's lots of them.   for example...
> http://www.intel.com/products/server/adapters/pro1000pt/pro1000pt-

Thanks for your response.
But I don't think "low profile" is enough -
the MicroServer needs half-height low profile,
and I don't think from the pictures the ones you pointed to are half-height.
(The backplate looks too high.)

> or a dual port equivalent
> http://www.intel.com/products/server/adapters/pro1000pt-

For some reason the dual port NICs seem incredibly expensive -
more expensive than the computer, in fact.

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