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How to fix: BMC can't force ME to recovery mode when updating BIOS

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How to fix: BMC can't force ME to recovery mode when updating BIOS - Tested on a Supermicro motherboard

I recently ran into an issue where I purchased a Supermicro license key for remote BIOS upgrade only to find that the system rebooted to "System initializing" and post code 19. Normally the remote BIOS update key allows you to update BIOS remotely without issue, even when you have some strange POST code failure. Instead, the remote flash would fail and I saw this message:


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Here was the fix:
  • Power off system completely
  • Unplug system so BMC turns off...
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If this doesn't work for you, try to update bios with SUM* and the "--force_update" parameter:

Code:
./SUM -i 192.168.0.107 -u ADMIN -p ADMIN -c UpdateBios --file <PATH TO BIOS FILE> --force_update --reboot
*executable is shipped with the superdoctor package, download from supermicro ftp is possible
 
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