Follow the link but only works on centos 6.7Has anyone cracked how to use DCMI for remote management on these servers? Any recommendations on client tools? Does ipmi-dcmi work?
Go into the BIOS, you have to enable booting from the USB. Mine came with that option turned off. If you have trouble, let me know, I can look at where it is tonight maybe.My Quanta Windmill and 2x E5-2670 and 64GB memory finally came. But I have 2 problems. Can't seem to get USB booting from either ports. And the fan will go into "Jet Engine" mode and make enough noise to drive me crazy after a few minutes. There's nothing in the BIOS to check temperatures and I cannot boot into any OS to check temperatures!
What could have gone wrong?
I have mine fully covered by a box to ensure good airflow. Had it off for many hours, turned it on and it immediately goes into full speed fans (just shy of 17,000RPM) and IPMI doesn't indicate any issues (see below, the CPU0 TjMax is at 90C as soon as I hit power when cold, so I think that is literally just the max it's allowed to be..??). I only have one CPU installed right now, so I'm not sure if that's related. Installing Ubuntu 16.04 via SoL (ttyS4) as I type this (with earmuffs on...) and hoping the OS has some sane fan management or additional info I can glean to figure out what's up. Full BIOS reset (via jumper) brought it down to maybe 50% fan for a few minutes, then it ramped back up to 100%; messing with thermal and power management settings in BIOS also has no impact.that's probably why your fan was going nuts. you need to shroud to keep both cpu cool
Mine also had the internal USB port completely disabled by default.Go into the BIOS, you have to enable booting from the USB. Mine came with that option turned off. If you have trouble, let me know, I can look at where it is tonight maybe.
ipmitool 1.8.16 from Ubuntu 16.04 has dcmi option which works for me against the Quanta:I was looking for OOB management from a remote system. The idea is the same. But just need the right settings in the BIOS and the right client commands to use. BTW these systems have the DCMI which is a stripped version of IPMI.
Data Center Management Interface commands discover Used to discover supported DCMI capabilities power Platform power limit command options sensors Prints the available DCMI sensors asset_tag Prints the platform's asset tag set_asset_tag Sets the platform's asset tag get_mc_id_string Get management controller ID string set_mc_id_string Set management controller ID string thermalpolicy Thermal policy get/set get_temp_reading Get Temperature Readings get_conf_param Get DCMI Config Parameters set_conf_param Set DCMI Config Parameters oob_discover Ping/Pong Message for DCMI Discovery
ipmitool> sol activate [SOL Session operational. Use ~? for help] 
Can I buy the risers?
Correct, they need to be flashed outside of the system. The chips themselves have an SPI interface so nothing too fancy is needed - a Raspberry Pi with some very small clips would do the trick, but the SIOC adapter I linked to would make life easier. I did order a few extra BIOS chips with exactly that in mind It's gonna be a bit before they arrive though. I at least wanted to post the info for anybody else who may run into the same issues I did. I also want to point out there's nothing stopping you from updating the BIOS through normal means provided by Quanta (afudos, etc), but having a backup mechanism isn't a bad ideaGood suggestion on using a spare eeprom. Does it need to be cross-flashed or can it be flashed right from the windmill motherboard? I guess by installing an un-programmed rom we loose booting to a disk to perform the flashing? Getting a flash programmer would be a project by itself. Would you mind flashing a few chips for us for those who are interested to pay for your time?
I found this site: Computer Cheese useful for some very powerful IPMI options, especially raw IPMI.
- Do yourself a favor and get familiar with the IPMI commands. You can get a lot of good info out of your board and control power/serial console remotely which can be amazing for ease of use (AKA, I'm lazy ).
Hi Fellows,Any similiar european deal? I just asked the seller and for me it would be 350$ shipping that is:
Quick followup on the RAM: I ordered replacement Kingston RAM from Natex and now my DIMM temps report properly, the "TSOD SMBus Sts" sensor reports OK, and the fans behave normally and not in jet engine mode :-DFor those who are stuck with full-speed fan issues, try different RAM. I purchased supposed "Samsung" RAM from a seller in China. This reported rock solid DIMM temps of 80C - after a cold boot. A buddy's Quanta unit reported actual temps that fluctuated with load as one might expect. Additionally, when viewing "sdr list" output via IPMI, "TSOD SMBus Sts" (TSOD = Thermal Sensor On-Die) would report a warning which is what would eventually ramp the fans up to full speed. I swapped out for a stick of desktop non-ECC DDR3 as a quick test and the system booted with zero warnings and the fans stayed silent. A workaround for silent fans is to disable the ME components in BIOS which keeps the fans from ramping up to 17kRPM, but it also kills your Serial over LAN (SOL) capabilities.