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Cisco VXC-6215 thin client
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:54:43 am »
This is a thin client I bought last year and I'd been using it as a home-made NAS. The internal storage was a 4GB SATA flash disk, which I've removed for now. I installed Peppermint 8 on a USB3 stick.

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System:    Host: tom-VXC-Class Kernel: 4.10.0-28-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Console: tty 1 Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Cisco product: VXC Class v: Rev 1
           Mobo: Inventec model: VXC Class v: A02
           Bios: Phoenix v: 1.0B_CSO date: 10/06/2011
CPU:       Dual core AMD G-T56N (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1280 MHz 2: 1280 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
           Display Server: N/A drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-28-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 780.9GB (0.8% used)
           ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 30.8GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: NH13 size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27G used: 4.5G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.58GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.3C mobo: N/A gpu: 49.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 158 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 297.5/1467.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

I've got this connected to a projector for media use. It could be upgraded with an SSD (but space is tight inside the case) and apparently it will take up to 32GB RAM.

It's a UEFI system and I was getting a failure to install GRUB2 at first. Once connected to the internet it installed without a hitch.

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Re: Cisco VXC-6215 thin client
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 10:51:42 pm »
I've been looking at doing something similar with this particular thin client.  How was the install of your hard drive? Is there enough room? Looked at this site  ( and it says it should have two SATA connectors.  Any other gotchas with this machine?  Was likely going to try and upgrade RAM to 8GB, as well.


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Re: Cisco VXC-6215 thin client
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 11:24:31 pm »
Hi BM0127 :)

I didn't install an internal hard drive, there wouldn't be much room. With the USB3.0 ports I installed Peppermint to a USB stick. It runs OK.

It's got a little 4GB SATA module in there. I can definitely see another SATA data connector but I haven't figured out where the power would come from. See the second picture from the bottom on your link.

I'm also planning to get some RAM for mine, even 4GB would be better.

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Re: Cisco VXC-6215 thin client
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 07:31:09 am »
There's a few options for fitting an HDD/SSD though an SSD would be better because of the lower power drain on a low powered power supply .. easiest would be to just replace the current DOM in the full sized SATA data/power connector.

Or you can use the spare SATA data connector and draw power from the CN11 connector (next to the spare SATA connector), but you'll probably need to fashion a power cable yourself (JST --> SATA Power) .. and you'll want to check the pin voltages with a multimeter first.

There's a lot of info out there on these things, but usually under "wyse" more than "cisco" ;)
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 07:33:05 am by PCNetSpec »
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