Quanta S210-X22RQ 2U LGA2011 Barebone (10Gb and LSI2008 mezzanines included)

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  1. Sandbox

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  2. Sandbox

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    Thanks for the quick reply. To confirm that I understand your statement regarding the fans being throttled to 50%. Are you saying the current fan speed is at 50% (default minimum) because my cores are running 34-39C and when the cores heat up the thermostat will spin them up higher as necessary? If so, I may just move them to the garage and let them be noisy.

    All things considered the box is pretty cheap for the capability/capacity provided. The MOBO may be only v1 but for the price it is newer/better than the LGA 1366 stuff.
     
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  3. Crazy Goat

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    Yes. Old fans idle at 50% (6k rpm) new fans idle at 50% of their max 6k (3k rpm)
     
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    I was attempting to update to that BIOS version and the system locked up, I let it run for another 4 hours hoping it was a hiccup but it wasn't. Upon reboot, it just beeps over and over again, so she's dead. The server is now basically dead and I cannot reset the BIOS. I put AMIBOOT.ROM onto a USB to try and recover but that doesn't work. I have also tried update the BIOS from the BMC but I keep getting two errors "Invalid Project Name" or "Invalid Image Size".

    The manual claims there is a reset BIOS button but I can't find one. Does anyone have any ideas of how to get it work again? I have a feeling I'm about to have a nice paper weight.
     
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  5. Crazy Goat

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    I think it's a jumper by the EEPROM chip on the motherboard - near the rear empty PCI-E slot.
     
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  6. Bob Dole

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    I tried that but it just is a continuous beep. The system powers up but I can't see anything and the USB ports never become active.

    Edit: A readme for the bios says to move JP26 to 2-3, recover the BIOS, then move the JP26 back to 1-2. Where the heck is JP26? Is it jumper 2 and jumper 6?
     
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    It's under the 10gbe mezzanine.
     
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  8. Bob Dole

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    Okay, so there is a 2 pin that is labeled BMC Disable. Do I jump that one? That is the one directly under the 10Gbe mezz card. If that's the one then I don't understand the instructions in the README. It says jump it 2-3 then back to 1-2, how is this possible with only 2 pins.
     
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  9. Crazy Goat

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    Where'd you get the firmware for the LSI 2008? Found a few but figured I'd ask.

    Decided to just plug the 8087 cables into the SAS ports on the mobo.

    ...aaaand I see that the SAS 4-7 port doesn't register in the bios. Under SAS Configuration it only sees the SAS 0-3 port and nothing is registered on the 4-7.

    So I'll need to flash the IT firmware.
     
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  10. Tobias

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    This worked for me , download from here Support Documents and Downloads just search for 9211-8i firmware. I used the UEFI version of sas2flash . Boot to UEFI shell and then erase the IR firmware with sas2flash.efi -o -e 6 (takes a couple of minutes) and then flash the IT firmware with sas2flash.efi -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom
     
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  11. Crazy Goat

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    Thanks for the info and specifics. I ended up running the EFI version of SAS2FLASH and found that --listall returned no results. Definitely a dead HBA, so I reached out to the seller and he's mailed off a new one!
     
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    Hello, did you manage to restore BIOS?
     
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  13. dwright1542

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    More fan success: (I decommissioned a C2100, and the fans are PERFECT.

    Nidec h80e12bua7-07t11. I replaced 3 of them, running around 3400RPM. (I left the one on the left hand side near the slots the stock fan because I have LSI Nytro's in there, and they run HOT)
     
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    I wish these were still available for cheap. But now they're getting gouged by pdneiman.
     
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    He'll have to come down at some point. Same thing happened with the C2100's.

    -D
     
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  16. Joe D

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    I've been running my Quanta as a file server for the past few years. It's been a great bargain, but decided to try to update the bios to support a pair of E5-2650 v2 procs. I was able to figure out the process to get V2 support. The nice part is that the system bios is in a holder that can be easily swapped.

    I wanted to share my experience as this information is sorely lacking online, however please use care and ensure you backup your original rom .Bin image if you decide to try this. I am not to blame if you fry your system and anger your cat because you lost all of their cat pictures you downloaded.

    You will not be able to complete this using the MegaRac BMC to complete this. It may be possible to still do this without removing the BIOS chip from the system, however I have not tested this route.

    You will need the following:
    128Mbit bios chip - I purchased some Winbond 25Q128JVFQ from Mouser
    SPI Programmer - I used a CH341A Usb variant from Amazon or other source
    SOP16 300mil Adapter - STAR-SOP 3 in 1 from Amazon or other source
    CH341A Programmer software - This can be found online as free download
    4A21 Bios from Quanta - You will want the newest version, yes the 16MBit variant

    Shut down system, remove all power sources.
    Pull out the BIOS chip (the first pin faces the CPUs, there is a small mark on the inside of the holder pointing to the first pin but it is hard to see).
    Insert 64Mbit bios chip into CH341A programmer, using SOP16 adapter as necessary.
    Make a copy of your original bios .bin file and save this!!!
    Set your original 64Mbit bios chip aside somewhere safe!!!
    Place new 128Mbit bios chip into CH341A programmer/adapter.
    Erase and verify chip has been blanked with software.
    Burn 4A21.bin (NOT the .rom) onto 128Mbit bios chip, validate against buffer to ensure it has been written properly.
    Insert new 128Mbit bios chip into socket on motherboard - ensure pin 1 is facing towards the cpus.
    Clear CMOS on system.
    Power up system.
    You may need to wait for several power cycles that the system will perform.
    If all went well, your system should eventually show you a splash screen.

    If you are unable to get this to work, you can always clear CMOS and place your original 64Mbit bios chip back into the system.

    In the event this is helpful and further information is requested, please let me know and I will help if I am able to. This should also assist those who have a corrupted bios and are unable to get their system to power up.

    Other notes:
    The BMC chip is soldered to the motherboard. It is possible to swap this out and use a 254Mbit to allow for v7x BMC firmware (not tested), however after comparing against original firmware release notes it does not seem that there is any if much of a difference and not worth the effort.
     
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  17. Churchill

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    bumping this due to me getting one in and time to play with.

    Things to do:

    1. UPdate the BIOS to 2018 version
    2. Update the BMC
    3. Quiet these FN fans down
    4. Find rails
    5. Find trays for the 2.5" drive
    6. Install 40GBe mellanox cards in it.

    small list of things
     
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  18. Usama

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    Hello,
    Just got one of these need help with BMC
    I can flash it to 3.76, bios shows it as 3.76 but cannot get web access. http is forwarded to https and no certs are sent. Same with https direct. This is not tolerated by any browser and I have been unable to find a workaround. I have tried almost everything I could think of without success.

    Thank You

    Code:
    ./socflash.sh if=rom.ima_enc option=cfr
    ASPEED SOC Flash Utility v.1.09.02
    Find ASPEED Device 1a03:2000 on a:0.0
    Relacate IO Base: 5000
    MMIO Virtual Address: a82cc000
    Static Memory Controller Information:
    CS0 Flash Type is SPI
    CS1 Flash Type is SPI
    CS2 Flash Type is NOR
    CS3 Flash Type is NOR
    CS4 Flash Type is NOR
    Boot CS is 0
    Option Information:
    CS: 0
    Flash Type: SPI
    [Warning] Don't AC OFF or Reboot System During BMC Firmware Update!!
    Find LPC IO port at 0x2e
    [SOCFLASH] Flash ID : 1840ef
    Find Flash Chip #1: WinbondW25Q128BV
    Erasing Flash Chip #1
    Erase Flash Chip O.K.   
    Update Flash Chip #1 O.K.         
    Update Flash Chip O.K.
     
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  19. ru me

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    Hi,

    I could not access the downloads on the quantum site. Anybody knows where I can find the latest bios and BMC firmware?

    Thanks!
     
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