The two beeps would happen then it would try to boot almost immediately, it would show the Supermicro POST screen.
Sounds like a plan. Once I have more time to turn off the server I'll give it a try.
I'm debating flashing the BIOS though the SPI and I'm wondering where to start. I think I can...
I've tried to get the motherboard into BIOS recovery mode and it doesnt want to. I did hear the two beeps once or twice but no 'recovery mode'.
I'm using a 1gb USB drive and have the CMOS battery out. When the power button is pressed I hold down a single or both CTRL and Home and it POSTS, the...
So somehow I was able to get it to boot with the NIC enbaled but TrueNas doesn't see it as an interface to assign to. The activity light is on and LSPCI sees it but nothing under ifconfig.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
I'm lucky enough to get a x9scm-f from a friend that said it didn't work. The when I first booted it I got the error below and after some troubleshooting I changed the jumper to disable the NIC and it booted. I don't see any other issues as I have TruNAS running for some testing.
I was thinking...
I was able to recover it using the linked thread but the 1'st port doesn't want to come up. Windows did see it as a interface and I tried two known working cables and ports. I wonder if it's just a bad connector inside the port.
PS C:\Users\Administrator> flint -d...
Was able to flash:
[root@esx:~] /opt/mellanox/bin/flint -d mt4099_pci_cr0 -i /tmp/fw-ConnectX3-rel-2_42_5000-MCX354A-FCB_A2-A5-FlexBoot-3.4.752.bin -allow_psid_change burn
Current FW version on flash: 2.40.5030
New FW version: 2.42.5000
You are about to replace...
Orignal Firmware only has one device. Did I brick the other port?
Querying Mellanox devices firmware ...
Device Type: ConnectX3
Part Number: 050-0050-02_01
Description: ConnectX-3 VPI adapter card...
I did back it up. I'll re-flash with it to see if the other device some back up. Not sure why I didnt think of that.
I believe that this is the 40GB QCB card. Looking for a photo of the card as the server is at at colo.
Didn't change. Thanks though
[root@esx:~] esxcli network nic list | grep -i mel
vmnic1000802 0000:86:00.0 nmlx4_en Up Up 40000 Full xxx.xxx.xx.xx.xx 1500 Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3]
vmnic8 0000:86:00.0 nmlx4_en Up Down...
Looks like it set to ethernet:
[root@dell-r730:~] /opt/mellanox/bin/mlxconfig q
Device type: ConnectX3
Configurations: Next Boot
While trying to cross flash my CX354A I think I disabled the second port on the card by flashing the single port firmware. When I run '/opt/mellanox/bin/mlxfwmanager' on my esxi server I only get 'Device #1' and before the flash, on the original FW, I got Device #1 and #2'.
Any suggestions on...