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    Fix for X9 motherboards IPMIView remote console opening and closing straight away.

    So I bought a X9DRI-LN4F board a wile ago and use it as the basis for a home FreeNAS box (running a couple of VMs as well as normal storage server duties). The problem I had with it was that after connecting to the BMC with Supermicros IPMIView and trying to open the Remote Console, it would...
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    Heads-Up: Supermicro Unique IPMI Passwords

    So, I ran into this tonight with a new X11SPL. Apparently in November 2019 Supermicro started programming in unique passwords for IPMI access. It's no longer ADMIN/ADMIN. The username is still ADMIN, but the password is printed on a sticker on the board. BMC Unique Password Security Feature...
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    EPYCD8-2T: two questions about Linux and IPMI

    Hi, I just built a system with a 7282 and an Asrock Rack EPYCD8-2T. It seems to be rock solid with Lubuntu 18.04 but here are a couple of question I really hope you could answer since I'm driven crazy with them. 1. OS-independent: I just cannot manage to have the IPMI working over the...
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    Dell C6100 XS23-TY3 2U 4-Node (8 CPU) one node BMC works other 3 not so much.

    I have a C6100 that I bought a few years ago. It's a workhorse. Lately however I have come to require setting up the BMC for management. All of my nodes are the same XS23-TY3 with the same Bios 08.00.16. Their BMC firmware is 1:14 and the BMC bios is 1.44. I can log into the BMC server on one of...
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    Server won't power on, but BMC is normal

    I'm building a server with a SuperMicro X11SCL-F O, Intel Xeon E-2186G, 2 16 GB sticks of 2400 MHz ECC RAM, and an 80 plus gold certified 650 Watt PSU. As the title says, however, the system won't power on. The fans don't spin and the power led on my motherboard doesn't light up at all...
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    Dell C6100 Remote Management Controller Certificate

    Hey all, We picked up a couple Dell C6100 servers and I've been tasked with getting them up and running. A bunch of the sleds suffer from the dreaded BMC module issue (BMC Not Alive/Present). I've managed to get a couple of them fixed/flashed (thanks in part to the guide written here...
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    Questions about BMCs and Baseboards

    Hey folks, Total beginner / noob here and have a few really basic questions: 1) is a baseboard the same as a motherboard? I read somewhere that servers now come with 4 baseboards per server (up from 2 back in 2014), and this might increase further as data traffic continues to grow - anyone...
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    BMC/IPMI Best Practices

    Here's a subject that I'm only obliquely exposed to at work, that seems to be in major discussion in light of recent events (i.e. Bloomberg Businessweek Supermicro story). I'm in the slow process of redoing my home lab, mostly downsizing/consolidating to fewer systems. Currently I manage each...
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    Supermicro Temp threshold

    Im in need of some assistance in regards to the CPU temp threshold of my supermicro motherboards. Useing the ipmitools on my linux laptop im trying to lower the CPU temp threshold. The issue is that the change is never acctually implemented. Even though ipmitools says that the temp is...
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    Tyan S7012 BMC/IPMI stops. AST2050 area overheating.

    I have a S7012GM4NR with a BMC failure problem. I find that unless I cool the area around the AST2050 chip, the baseboard management controller(BMC) function stops. And by stop I mean, the flashing green LED goes out, IPMI is no longer accessible via the LAN or locally, and the VGA screen...
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    s2600cp fan speed

    First off I want to say while I am just now registering I have been reading this forum for years. This community puts out a ton of quality information in the server department. I usually am able to pull what I need, but hit a problem that has me a bit stuck and this seemed like the community...
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    Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F+ system boots, iKVM works but no output on physical VGA port

    I'm new to server hardware but I've managed to get the system going by plugging in a graphics card into a PCI-e slot and then setting up IPMI, but would really like to have the VGA port working. Any display plugged into the onboard VGA port stays blank, and the screen eventually goes to sleep...
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    Intel AXXRMM4 PCI Bracket (Full Height)

    I got bored on midnights and designed a PCI bracket for the Intel AXXRMM4 remote management module. If any of you need a bracket, please try this out to see if it fits. I haven't got a chance to print it yet, but I designed it to the standard PCI bracket specs, standard ethernet cutout hole...
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    Possible to fix corrupt IPMI/BMC on supermicro X8DTH?

    I have an X8DTH motherboard which I decided to upgrade the bios and BMC on. Both applied without issue according to their utils. Upon reboot the system waits for the BMC for a very long time and then eventually states that the BMC has failed. Inside of the BIOS under BMC it also shows as...
  15. DavidRa

    How-to Guide C6100 - Fixing broken BMC / IPMI

    WARNING: Running the following procedure with the wrong BIOS or BMC ROM files can, and PROBABLY WILL permanently brick your node. Running the commands below can permanently brick your node ANYWAY if you look at it the wrong way. To continue, open Notepad or another text editor. Create a new...
  16. DavidRa

    [Solved], [Documented]: C6100 Nodes - Can't set BMC IP, BMC broken

    I'm powering up the second C6100 chassis and nodes I bought back in September this year. The first went perfectly well - all 4 nodes got BMC/IPMI addresses, booted, installed OS and are now running production. The second is a ... difficult birth, shall we say. So far node 2 is fine. Node 1 I...