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    Lenovo M700/M900 BIOS mod to Coffee Lake CPUs

    Hey guys! I also managed to flash an M700 with a slow G4400T to the latest M710q bios by using the trick mentionned here, copying it to the second half of the dump made using a CH341, then modifying with coffeetime, and finally flashing it without the clock battery plugged in. It works great...
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    EXPIRED Mellanox InfiniBand SX6018 - Switch - EMC only - $300 OBO

    Hey guys, i just finished replaced the 6 fans of my SX6018 with Noctua NF-A4x20-FLX. (sorry about the mess... :rolleyes:) It is not very much loaded, all is green so far. It is so much quieter... Temps of course did rise a bit : I'm never going to load the switch with a lot of...
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    Mellanox IS5030 License Issue

    Just reporting that i had the same issue with two IS5030, only the top 18 ports work and only at DDR speed, i did not find a way to bypass this yet, the pull tab has nothing on it for me. I guess there is no solution for this?
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    Beware of EMC switches sold as Mellanox SX6XXX on eBay

    Hey guys, i'm thinking about getting a SX6018 to replace an IS5022, i need more that 8 ports as this IB switch is now filled and would love to be able to also use ethernet with it to bridge to my regular network. Currently i have mainly Connectx-2 in IB mode, they are not capable of more than...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    SUCCESS!!! After a LONG time, and probably by luck, i noticed a parameter of iflash64 i didn't pay attention to before : IBM Command Line IMM Flash Update Utility v1.12.26 Licensed Materials - Property of IBM (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2009 - 2014 All Rights Reserved. Flash update utility for...
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    Power supply replacement for Supermicro chassis 808t

    Thanks you for your input! I'll check what the prices are for the different power supplies and if I find a good deal I'll get a couple of 920sq. Honestly the nodes are fairly quiet, I can't hear them over the current power supply so a quieter one should improve things. I couldn't find any...
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    Power supply replacement for Supermicro chassis 808t

    Thanks for your answer! I did not take a look at the connector to be honest. I did now and i think the PWS-920P-SQ has the narrow connector, based on this picture on supermicro's store : Compared to the 1.2kw model, which has a wider connector in this picture : I don't need 1.2kw of power. I...
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    Power supply replacement for Supermicro chassis 808t

    Hi everyone! I have a client that had two Supermicro Superserver 6016TT-IBXF (most probably) sitting in a rack unused, because they were supposedly no longer working. One of them has a dead power supply (PWS-1K21P-1R), its led does not turn on when power is supplied, no fans are spinning, etc...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    Hi! Indeed i am interested, i have not found any new information regarding the crossflash of the IMM unfortunately, i would love to try something else... Sorry about the late reply, it seems i don't receive notifications when someone reply in this thread. I will let you know how it worked after...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    Thanks you so much for your answer! Your IMM build was indeed L6I291E, and it is the same as the one i am currently running (it is also version 1.24 if it matters to anyone). I have tested with iflash versions 1.05.03 and 1.10.05 from IBM packages 1.10 and 1.14 but no dice again unfortunately ...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    I did other tries, without any success yet. I compared the Lenovo 1.24 package with the IBM 1.24 package, most files are the same (same hash), excluding the readme, the opensourcenotice, a zip file and the .upd files themselves obviously. Lenovo 1.24 : [root@ibm imm-lenovo]# md5sum *...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    Well it does not seem to work for me, at least yet. Inside vmware, it does not see the IMM "usb adapter", so no communication at all. I tried with a live cd of centos, then a real installation of centos 6.8, it does see the IMM but it does not send anything to it : [root@localhost imm-lenovo]#...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    WOW! Thanks for your reply! I feel so dumb for seeing it almost a year later (i must have missed the notification). I have not yet tried it as this server is running vmware vsphere at the moment, but i will be sure to pop another hard drive in it, install redhat and try it... To recap, you used...
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    HP X1600 G2 Storage Server $294 ($245 + $50 shipping)

    Honestly if i did not find this i would never have been able to use the motherboard at all! I am interested about your experience, as i am still concerned about my health led blinking. I installed everything with the latest SPP, still this led starts blinking as soon as i power up the server. I...
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    HP X1600 G2 Storage Server $294 ($245 + $50 shipping)

    Hi! Sorry to bump an old topic but i wanted to THANK YOU very much for these information! I grabbed a cheap SE1220 mobo for my DL180g6 and could not get it past POST, it was complaining about missing all the fans even if they were plugged as before... Removing the jumpers from SYS ID also did...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    Well i succeeded in resetting the type to 7947K4G as it was on the previous motherboard, and also the model name and the serial number! That's a start! I used a tool called ASU, available here. Useful information on how to use it are here, or here. But there is no way to force a flash of the...
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    SUCCESS : Flash a Lenovo RD210 motherboard with IBM firmwares???

    I recently purchased from ebay a new motherboard to replace the one in an IBM System X3650 M2 (type 7947). Before that, this server could not POST, the message "System Initialization" briefly appeared on screen before the server rebooted, and on the Light Path Diagnostic Panel there was nothing...
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    HP Smart Array P410 and SATA2

    Well when there was this deal a few months ago, i couldn't get one as they refused to ship to countries outside of USA. A found one for about $100 shipped, would you think it is worth the cost? obviously at $25 it was, but 4 times as much... Is ILO2 really that much better than LO100? I...
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    HP Smart Array P410 and SATA2

    I think it can be done, the M1015 flashed with IT firmware is said to be compatible with HP expanders... Don't quote me on that, i have not tried. Though if you follow this road i think you should keep your p410 around if you need to flash the firmware of the expander in the backplane. On...
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    HP Smart Array P410 and SATA2

    Well i checked, i have two risers installed, one low profile PCIe X16, and another one on the other side high profile single PCIe X16 (where there are 3 slots). There are a few options for this high profile riser : FH/FL PCI-E riser card PCI-E x16+2PCI-X 507306-001 3PCI-EX8 534235-001 2PCI-EX8...