I don't know if Mike tested it, but I did. My VMWare server running on the DQ77KB and Akasa Euler is completely headless. No monitor. No keyboard. No Mouse.
Beautiful thing is I can still access it as if it did have all those things using vPRO AMT remote management! It sits tucked into a corner under my desk, yet I can access it using VNC Viewer Plus from my desktop - including power controls (on/off/reboot) and full access to the BIOS menus if I need it.
Thanks for confirming that
Did you need to alter any of the Bios setting such as "halt on Keyboard" that used to be in older bioses?
I can't do vPRO AMT remote management with a 2100t so i'll have to use TeamViewer until i get a Vpro CPU as i planned on doing this aswell
No, this was not done, and I can't verify it now because the board died mysteriously after it was removed from the Euler for a detailed review. Tried everything, and the thing refuses to even post... after 2 weeks of perfect operation. Crib death?
Anyway, I wonder why you'd use this as a file server? It only has room for one 2.5 drive and 1 mSATA. I equate server with high storage capacity, and the Euler doesn't have that. OTOH, there's really no need for fanless in a high storage server because the multiple HDDs will always make enough noise so that 1 or 2 very quiet slow spinning fans will never be noticed.
Sorry to hear that the Board is Borked , there are a few on the Intel forums that have had to return theres aswell so lets hope it's not due to a design fault
As for the fileserver that was a bad choice of words , what i'm building with the euler is a maintenance free low powered fanless download box i can leave on at night times downloading to a Western Digital 2.5 inch Scorpio Black 750GB 7200rpm so it's not intended for long term file storage , And apart from an occasional wipe down of the case i should never have to do anything but turn it on and off.