Supermicro Bios Password / Softlayer

michathe

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Hi,

i have bought a Supermicro System whitch has a Bios Password set.

I already Contactet Supermicro to get some help on this but the Mainboart is a OEM production for softlayer so there is no chance getting the Bios image from Supermicro to flash it.

Of course i did alreayd try a Cemos reset but that did not help.

Does anione know witch Password Softlayer ueses on there Systems?

Or has annybody a idea how i could get ried of this Password?

Oh the System Board is a: X10SLH-LN6TF

Since the PW does not disapear during a CMOS reset i would liek to try to clean the NVRAM but the Supermicro technishen told me this is only possible from the Bios...
 

michathe

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i have tried this. Bootet a Ubuntu ISO and ran the comment: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/nvram bs=1

the curser Blinked and i rebootet but the PW is still there unfortuanatly.
 

UXSServers

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Hello I have the same system from softlayer,

did you ever get a chance to clear the BIOS? please let me know thanks.

i have tried this. Bootet a Ubuntu ISO and ran the comment: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/nvram bs=1

the curser Blinked and i rebootet but the PW is still there unfortuanatly.
 

Bpsystems

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Can someone tell me where the system was purchased? I'd be interested in picking one up to test it out.
 

webjunkie

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We've had a few like this. Pulled the CMOS battery, left it out for a few minutes, then put it back in and the password was gone.
 
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UXSServers

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I Tried that with the CMOS Battery as well as shorting the jumper still could not clear the BIOS Password

and we do not have the Rela BIOS from softlayer either so, We have several these systems with BIOS PS,

if anyone finds a solition that would be great, There is a bit of a discount if you want to try to break the PW Login


We've had a few like this. Pulled the CMOS battery, left it out for a few minutes, then put it back in and the password was gone.
 

kapone

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If the IPMI is not "locked" or anything, i.e. you're able to connect to it, these boards (and others) can be configured to update their BIOS over IPMI (don't even need a CPU/RAM, the BMC will do it). It does require an OOB key from Supermicro...or if you look hard enough...you can figure out how to do it yourself. Once the key is applied, just flash the latest BIOS for the board, it'll clear all passwords.

I'm happy to provide up to 10x of these keys (I do need you to provide the BMC MAC ID) in exchange for one free system...:p:p (Hey, my time is expensive).
 

BlueFox

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If the IPMI is not "locked" or anything, i.e. you're able to connect to it, these boards (and others) can be configured to update their BIOS over IPMI (don't even need a CPU/RAM, the BMC will do it). It does require an OOB key from Supermicro...or if you look hard enough...you can figure out how to do it yourself. Once the key is applied, just flash the latest BIOS for the board, it'll clear all passwords.

I'm happy to provide up to 10x of these keys (I do need you to provide the BMC MAC ID) in exchange for one free system...:p:p (Hey, my time is expensive).
It's an custom board that Supermicro never sold as a retail product, so good luck getting ahold of any BIOS version for it.
 

UXSServers

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I do not have the BIOS update from Supermicro, although we may contact softlayer to see if they have it.

I tried the BIOS from the supermicro.com but they do not have the correct motherboard BIOS

Do you want to purchase one of this, and see if you can give it a shot I can give you a bit of a discount

let me know



If the IPMI is not "locked" or anything, i.e. you're able to connect to it, these boards (and others) can be configured to update their BIOS over IPMI (don't even need a CPU/RAM, the BMC will do it). It does require an OOB key from Supermicro...or if you look hard enough...you can figure out how to do it yourself. Once the key is applied, just flash the latest BIOS for the board, it'll clear all passwords.

I'm happy to provide up to 10x of these keys (I do need you to provide the BMC MAC ID) in exchange for one free system...:p:p (Hey, my time is expensive).
 

Skud

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So, I just ran into this with a new server I picked-up. It's Softlayer-branded and both the IPMI and BIOS was locked. What I did was:

1) Make a bootable Ubuntu USB and boot it.
2) Use IPMICFG to reset the IPMI to defaults. There is a good article on this here: https://www.servethehome.com/reset-supermicro-ipmi-password-default-lost-login/.
3) Looks like newer versions of IPMICFG have an option for what you want to clear. My command ended-up being ipmicfg -fd 2. That reset the IPMI, but didn't reset the LAN. I had to also issue ipmicfg -dhcp on to enable DHCP.
4) Login to the IPMI and use it to flash the BIOS. Make sure to UNcheck any of the "preserve" or "save" options so that it resets the whole thing back to defaults. Luckily my IPMI already had the BIOS flashing license installed.

Thanks!!
Riley
 
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