EU ebay: Supermicro X10SLE-F (Micro-Cloud node) usually under 10 Euro

RageBone

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i'm not aware of the cmos even containing anything for the BMC or ipmi, so i highly doubt that your cmos reset did what you claim it did.

If it wasn't available on the network before, you might have a similar problem to mine with bad solder joints on something.
Pressing on the board to clear the cmos might have been enough to make contact again.

Or it just took a moment to boot and get onto the network.

But never the less, very nice that its the default and accessible.
 

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Its was on the network could get the Ipmi login page, but could not log in.

I might just have been lucky

So with IPMI 3.30 I can boot with newest BIOS

WORKS:
Firmware Revision : 03.30
Firmware Build Time : 03/04/2016

Firmware Revision : 03.35
Firmware Build Time : 05/26/2016

BIOS:
BIOS Version : 3.2a
BIOS Build Time : 05/31/2019


Version: 3.40, 3.50, 3.51, 3.60, 3.65 and 3.72 will not boot the OS

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I think this is the OEM version og the power supply, it have the pin out, don't know if we can use it
CPR-1621-1M2 Datasheet _ manualzz.com.pdf
 
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So the braking change in Ipmi firmware happens in 3.38

Code:
Filename: REDFISH_X10_338.bin  version: 3.38 Date: 06-27-2016
Support Motherboard: All X10 MBs
U-Boot build time : 2009.01 (Nov 27 2013)
Java SOL Viewer version    : v0.5.9
Java iKVM Viwer version    : v1.69 r27
Redfish/iKVM version :  1.0.1

1.
    Category: Workaround solution
    Description:
      IPMI solution for M40 leakage on GPU systems

    Impact motherboard: X10DRG-Q, X10DRG-H, X10DRG-O, X10SRG
    Affected functions:
    Validation :
    1)
        1. MB Boot Feature  ¡§Restore on AC Power Loss¡¨ set to ¡§Stay Off¡¨
                2. AC and PS on/off
                3. Interrupt IPMI Initialization, press and hold PSON button to
                   force system shut down. Measure 3.3V.
    2)
        1. MB Boot Feature  ¡§Restore on AC Power Loss¡¨ set to ¡§Last State¡¨
                2. AC and PS on/off
                3. IInterrupt IPMI Initialization (tested @20s, 30s, 40s, 50s),
                   press and hold PSON button to force system shut down. Measure 3.3V.

    Measure B12 pin. On the left side 12th pin of PCIE connector.

2.
    Category: Fix
    Description:
      [71214] No UID control

    Impact motherboard: X10DRI Rev1.02B
    Affected functions:
    Validation :
        1. Check UID web gui if exists
 

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Strange as the X10SLE-F isn't included in those release notes.

Either the breakage was an unintended side effect (unlikely or I bet their customers would be howling) or they didn't mention the change of behaviour for the X10SLE-F because it didn't impact normal operations.

All the Supermicro magic happens in libimpi.so

I wonder if you could pull that from 3.35 and insert it into the cramfs of a newer version (>3.38) and it would still boot...
 

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@hmartin the error message specifically mentions the "feature cable" which is also the same message I can remember it gave before doing the jumper-cables.

The obvious thing still missing on the connector side is the PMBus connection to the powersupplys and possibly Fan-control.

But I don't get how it suddenly would be mandatory.
 

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With the help of @DanAnd I got my second card running, did the reset IPMI trick and updated it the newest working version 3.37

First i could not upgrade the bios from within the ipmi, keept saying "board id mismatch", fixed it by booting the board, after that I could upgrade from BIOS 1.1 to 3.2a
 
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If you are still wondering what the base power-consumption of this board is, then here is a low power baseline:

I used a 60 watt external power supply (12V) which connects to a 160 watt tiny-psu clone ( NEW DC-ATX-160W MINI DC-ATX Inline Power Supply Module Board 24Pin 12V 160W | eBay ).

The Board specs:
Xeon E3-1220L V3 (2 Core + Hyperthreading at 13watt)
32 GB of RAM ( 4x 8GB PC3-14900E at 1.5V)
128GB Sandisk Sata6 SSD
Plus a 12cm fan which adds around 1,5watt
IPMI is connected to a switch
1 of 2 LAN ports are connected to a switch
VGA Display is actively running

Power-Consumption (At the wall):
Installed Ubuntu Linux 19.10 Server.
Highest Power-Consumption: 30 Watt (At boot)
Median Consumption: 22 Watt
Idling at: 15.5 Watt

Just using 2x 8GB:
-0.6 Watt

Using recommendations of PowerTop:
-1.4 Watt


As a final test:
E3-1220L V3
No (VGA/USB/SERIAL)-Console-Cable connected
Just 1x 8GB Ram
Sandisk Sata SSD
No Fan
Powertune activated all tunables
IPMI and one Ethernet-cable connected and active:

11.75 Watt


Turned off (but IPMI active):
3.8 Watt
 
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Hey DanAnd, what's the speed of the 5th SATA port? The Supermicro specification for the board only mentions 4 SATA3 ports:


The 5th port is a different colour (at least on my board, the connector is black not white). Is it also on the same controller? (I know I could check myself, but since you already have 5 devices connected...)
I double-checked it today.
There are 4 SATA3 (6Gbps) which are working at full speed (My SSD shown around 500 mb/s)
1 Sata 2 (3Gbps) which allows my SSD to run at around 250 mb/s.

And there is another Sata2 Port in the chipset, which is not electrically connected and available, but inside Linux it is activated (and consumes power).

Still having 5 SATA Ports is quite nice. For a spinning rust hard drive the Sata2 port will be enough.

Cheers,
Daniel
 
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