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GW3089 GBlade Server Blade

Product Information

All product information and datasheets can be found here: https://www.gateworks.com/products/arm-server-blades/gblade-arm-server-blade/

Getting Started

The GBlade is pre-installed with Ubuntu.

The GBlade should be powered via PoE.

The GBlade serial console can be accessed through the type C USB port through a cable to a desktop/laptop PC. The serial console will show up as a /dev/ttyUSBx device in Linux and can be accessed through a terminal program with the baud rate of 115,200.

Example:

sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB1 115200,cs8

Once connected via the USB cable, SSH can be enabled with instructions here: ubuntu

Any server software (LAMP stack, etc) can then be installed with the package manager.

apt-get update
apt-get install {your package}

Ethernet

There are two ports, 1GbE and 10GbE.

  • (eth1) 1GbE RGMII port is on the left (PoE)
  • (eth0) 10GbE XFI port is on the right.

PoE

Isolated 802.3at 1GbE active PoE is supported on the left port.

For 10GbE PoE, please contact Gateworks Sales.

NVME Drive

The GBlade needs to be opened up to install a 2280 M-Key NVME flash storage drive. 4 lanes of PCIe is supported.

LED

A front panel LED is supported

Cooling Fan

The fan runs at specific setpoints. Note also the processor will throttle down if the fan isn't able to achieve proper cooling.

1U Rack Front Plate

A standard 1U rack front plate is available to install QTY 10 GBlade servers in a rack mount scenario. The 1U plate part number is GW3090.

Gateworks System Controller

The Gateworks System Controller manages things like the real time clock, voltage rails, fan PWM, etc.

More information can be found here: gsc

Wireless

Wireless was not intended for this ethernet connected blade server.

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