Inspur Systems NF5468M5 Management
Inspur’s primary management is via IPMI and Redfish APIs. That is what most hyperscale and CSP customers will utilize to manage their systems. Inspur also includes a robust and customized web management platform with its management solution.
There are key features we would expect from any modern server. These include the ability to power cycle a system and remotely mount virtual media. Inspur also has a HTML5 iKVM solution that has these features included. Some other server vendors do not have fully featured HTML5 iKVM including virtual media support as of this review being published.
Another feature worth noting is the ability to set BIOS settings via the web interface. That is a feature we see in solutions from top-tier vendors like Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo, but many vendors in the market do not have.
Another web management feature that differentiates Inspur from lower-tier OEMs is the ability to create virtual disks and manage storage directly from the web management interface. Some solutions allow administrators to do this via Redfish APIs, but not web management. This is another great inclusion here.
Based on comments in our previous articles, many of our readers have not used an Inspur Systems server and therefore have not seen the management interface. We have an 8-minute video clicking through the interface and doing a quick tour of the Inspur Systems NF5468M5 management interface:
It is certainly not the most entertaining subject, however, if you are considering these systems, you may want to know what the web management interface is on each machine and that tour can be helpful.
Next, we are going to take a look at the Inspur Systems NF5468M5 CPU performance before moving onto our GPU performance section.
Ya’ll are doing some amazing reviews. Let us know when the server is translated on par with Dell.
How wonderful this product review is! So practical and justice!
Amazing. For us to consider Inspur in Europe English translation needs to be perfect since we have people from 11 different first languages in IT. Our corporate standard since we are international is English. Since English isn’t my first language I know why so early of that looks a little off. They need to hire you or someone to do that final read and editing and we would be able to consider them.
The system looks great. Do more of these reviews
Thanks for the review, would love to see a comparison with MI60 in a similar setup.
Great review! This looks like better hardware than the Supermicro GPU servers we use.
Can we see a review of the Asus ESC8000 as well? I have not found any other gpu compute designer that offers the choice in bios between single and dual root such as Asus does.
Hi Matthias – we have two ASUS platforms in the lab that are being reviewed, but not the ASUS ESC8000. I will ask.
How is the performance affected by CVE‑2019‑5665 through CVE‑2019‑5671and CVE‑2018‑6260?
P2P bandwidth testing result is incorrect, above result should be from NVLINK P100 GPU server not PCIE V100.