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NEW ASRock Rack J1900D2Y


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Hello to all...


Does anyone had tried the this new mobo?


It seens a good solution to run esxi and xpenology...






MB Physical Status

Form Factor - mini-ITX

Dimensions - 6.7'' x 6.7''(17.0 cm x 17.0 cm)

Processor System

CPU - Support Intel® Quad-Core Processor J1900(2 GHz)

Chipset - SoC

System Memory

Capacity - 2 x DDR3/DDR3L SO-DIMM slots

Type - Dual Channel DDR3/DDR3L memory technology

- Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

- Max. capacity of system memory:16GB

Voltage - 1.35V /1.5V

Expansion Slot

PCIe 2.0 x 1 - 1 slots


SATA Controller - J1900: 2x SATA2 3Gb/s


Interface - 1000 /100 /10 Mbps

LAN Controller - 2 x RJ45 by Intel® i210

- 1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az

- Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function

- Supports PXE


BMC Controller - ASPEED AST2300

IPMI Dedicated LAN - 1 x Realtek RTL8211E for dedicated management GLAN

Features - Watch Dog



Controller - ASPEED AST2300


Rear Panel I/O

VGA Port - 1 x D-Sub

USB 2.0 Port - 1

USB 3.0 Port - 1

HDMI - 1

Lan Port - RJ45: 2 + 1 (IPMI)


UID Button/UID LED - 1

DC in - 1x DC Jack

Power connector in Front side

Power connector - 4-pin 12V/19V input

Internal Connector

Auxiliary Panel Header - 1 (include chassis intrusion, location button & LED, front LAN LED, system fault LED)

TPM Header - 1

IPMB Header - 1

Buzzer - 1

Fan Header - 4 x4-pin

ATX Power - 1 (24-pin)

Type A USB 2.0 Port - 1

PSU SMB Header - 1

Speaker - 1

System BIOS

BIOS Type - 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS

BIOS Features - Plug and Play (PnP)

- ACPI 2.0 Compliance Wake Up Events

- SMBIOS 2.8.0 Support

- ASRock Rack Instant Flash

Hardware Monitor

Temperature - CPU Temperature Sensing

- System Temperature Sensing

- System Inlet Temperature Sensing

- Card Side Temperature Sensing

Fan - CPU/Rear/Front Fan Tachometer

- CPU Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)

- CPU/Rear/Front Fan Multi-Speed Control

Voltage - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, 1.05V_PCH, +BAT, 3VSB, 5VSB

Support OS

OS Microsoft Windows

- Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)

- Server 2012 (64 bit)

- Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)


- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 5.10/6.5(32 / 64 bit)

- CentOS 5.10 / 6.5 (32 / 64 bit)

- SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP3 (32 / 64 bit)

- FreeBSD 9.1 (32 / 64 bit)

- Fedora core 19 (64 bit)

- Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64 bit) / 12.10 (64 bit)


- VMWare ESXi 5.5

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Hi, I am also interested in the possibility of using this type of board. Contrary to what pcimile uselessly contributed. I currently have GA-GC230D board with 2 sata but only 100MB lan, I use one sata for my share and one defined as ext sata as a backup. That does me - 4gb is more than enough for my home network thanks pcimile. And anyhow with the pci-e port extra satas could be added if required.


I find my file transfers are slow, don't know the reason - haven't really investigated - the whole nas was free with just bits lying around, it works so well that I thought one of these little boards might make it perfect.


I have not found the board for sale anywhere yet, so no prices. But I found these:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-J19 ... B00IW99S4A


which are virtually the same motherboard - the prices seem pretty interesting. But I have no idea if xpenology would run on them... need a wiser man than me for that!


Hope some info comes along soon...

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  • 3 weeks later...

Various people have observed that it is the J1900's graphics controller that is not supported by VMware. This board's ASPEED AST2300 BMC must be what makes the difference in comparison to the other J1900 boards.


I have an ASRock Q1900DC-ITX and can confirm that neither ESXi 5.5 nor 6.0 will boot on it and am waiting for the first confirmation that it boots on the J1900D2Y

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Seems odd a built in GPU will prevent ESXI from booting; it's pretty much headless.


The aspeed controller isn't a regular GPU, it's for IPMI and remote desktop access. It's used in the Asrock board in my sig, and worked great for me (it's not used by ESXI, the Intel GPU in my CPU is).

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Hi, I have this board (J1900D2Y) and I tried to install ESXi 5.5 U2 and ESXi 6.0 without success. Installation stops on "Relocating modules and starting up the kernel..." message. I also tried all boot parameters from this VMware forums thread. Maybe ACPI Headless option in BIOS would do a workaround and allow ESXi installation, but there isn't this option item available.

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