Lanner Devices - NCA-5510

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 16:36:19 CST 2017


Raymond

Reading that I see the possibility that you could have a bad unit.
Verifying with another unit would be great to confirm. Personally I would
use something like
https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E300-9A.cfm where
the supply chain can get me parts faster for scale and repair. I just wish
these devices would come with some magical industry standard secured DC
power connector.

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 8:20 AM, Raymond Burkholder <ray at oneunified.net>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> A number of people have been suggesting Lanner boxes for routing.  I have
> used FW-7543A and FW-7573A boxes with Debian with no issues.
>
> I am currently trying the NCA-5510 model with NCS2-IGM806B (XL710) and
> NCS2-IXM407A (I350) cards with a standard Debian Stretch installation.
>
> I was hoping that it would be as easy as installing the operating system,
> turning ports up, and getting a working network.  It was like that with the
> other models.  Not with this model.  There seems to be a bunch of different
> BIOS combinations which give different (bad) results.  And for the
> combinations I've tried, I can't seem to get the XL710 card to work
> properly.  Maybe I should have gone with the 82599 card instead.
>
> In addition, the I210 based management port also isn't coming up properly,
> always some sort 'interface reset' error.  Which, with some bios settings,
> I
> get on the I350 cards as well.
>
> If someone has a similar model and/or configuration, what sort of
> BIOS/Kernel settings have you used to get something operationally stable?
> Any particular Kernel versions work best?  I tried 4.9.51, and 4.14.3.
>
> It seems to take about 48 hours to get turn arounds from Taiwan
> engineering,
> which I am currently trying to escalate from a sales office, but was
> hoping,
> in the meantime, someone else might have some experiences to share?
>
> I can provide console / kernel messages to show what I am encountering for
> those interested.
>
>
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