Lower memory cost reduces price of Xeon D-1541 SuperServer Mini Tower Bundles, 1U version also available

Posted by Paul Braren on Jul 13 2016 (updated on Jul 17 2016) in
  • Virtualization
  • ESXi
  • HomeLab
  • HomeServer
  • Storage
  • SYS-5018D-FN4T-rear-view-from-Wiredzone

    I've gotten to know many new folks during my years attending various VTUG (Virtualization Technology User Group) events. These inclusive events are VMware and Hyper-V friendly affairs, serving up a great combination of free education and fun. I'm super excited to be heading up to the famous VTUG Summer Slam New England next week in Maine, for a day of learning, networking, and food at the free Lobstah Bake afterparty.


    See also my many related articles, and my interview of the founder himself, Chris Harney!

    It's big VTUG like this that have given me the opportunity to make so many new friends, and meet so many new IT Professionals, including...

    Chris Williams

    VTUG co-leader, certification ace, quarter-rack aficionado


    Recently, I've also had the fortune to get to know one of the co-leaders, Chris Williams, who has recently moved to a well-deserved new job at GreenPages Technology Solutions, who also happens to have an immediate need for A LOT of memory in his compact home lab. I'm so glad he thought of me.

    Chris is an IT guy who gives back so much of his time to the virtualization community. It was an honor to hear Chris state he wanted to show his support for TinkerTry by ordering a turn-key solution from my site that's tested and assembled at Supermicro Authorized Reseller Wiredzone. He even took me up on my offer to record our conversation together, for curious folks. Like many, he's keen on the 1U form factor for his basement quarter-rack needs. I realized that my order page didn't exactly make finding the right links easy. So I fixed that by adding a simple link to the existing order page.

    In the below video, you'll see me walking Chris Williams through the simple ordering process of adding 4 DIMMs, along with some extras like an ESXi-friendly UPS. I also review the quick-and-easy configuration steps he'll need to perform once his new SuperServer arrives.

    If you happen to be interested in the 1U form factor for the Xeon D-1541 System-on-a-Chip that is finally starting to get the attention it deserves, you'll find all the information you need to become a much more informed shopper right here at TinkerTry.

    In case you're wondering when you'll hear more about this special 1U SuperServer? Well, Chris will be with me in Maine next Thursday and Friday. I suspect he'll be all smiley, this just in:

    Scheduled delivery:
    Tue 7/19/2016 by end of day



    Xeon D-1541 in slender 1U form - based on the Supermicro SuperServer SYS-5018D-FN4T

    Supermicro SuperServer (ships from US, no OS, no storage, no RAM incl.)
    Ready for VMware ESXi 6 / Microsoft Windows 10 / Windows Server / Hyper-V!

    Supermicro 32GB DDR4 PC4-19200 [2400MHz] 288-pin RDIMM ECC Registered. Click the image above for current pricing/ordering of this Wiredzone SKU 10025993.


    Ordering process for 1U Supermicro SuperServer SYS-5018D-FN4T Xeon D-1541

    See also at TinkerTry

    See also

    Interview with Chris Harney at VTUG Summer Slam 2013
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