Tyan S8030GM2NE

hmw

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looks like that might do the trick. Now the trick is how to actually purchase from them :)
I've heard sites like SuperBuy and WeGoBuy do quite a bit of the heavy lifting for ordering from TaoBao. If you're interested in doing a group order to minimize shipping cost - I am sure Tyan users on the forum would want a couple of cables :) count me in if that's the case ...
 

Nyakov

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I have bought a similar cable with SATA power from taobao.com, with a price about $30 (with shipping fee, I'm in China), and it works well for me.
Hi, I am thinking of buying Tyan motherboard from taobao but language(and other) barrier prevents me from making any sense from what I see there.
I see some red writings on lots, and I see even some with audio jacks on the back O_O ?
Is there some China variation of board with audio controller?

Anyway, can you please point me to right reputable lot with original working board (10G and 1G versions) (with latest revision?)?
 

diogin

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Hi, I am thinking of buying Tyan motherboard from taobao but language(and other) barrier prevents me from making any sense from what I see there.
I see some red writings on lots, and I see even some with audio jacks on the back O_O ?
Is there some China variation of board with audio controller?

Anyway, can you please point me to right reputable lot with original working board (10G and 1G versions) (with latest revision?)?
There should be no Chinese variations of Tyan boards. At least I never saw that.
If you'd like to use Tyan boards as workstation boards, you may need to buy a USB sound adapter so that your workstation can "speak" :)

Since I don't know how (and whether) shops in taobao.com ship their goods worldwide, I can't figure which shop is good for you to buy.
I can only provide some links which I believe is "reputable" from a native Chinese's perspective:


These two links look good and they might belong to a same boss. But I don't know what board revision they are, I suggest you avoid revison 1.00. Have a chat with their customer support, they should be able to speak English.
 

Nyakov

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I can only provide some links which I believe is "reputable" from a native Chinese's perspective
Yes, this is exactly what I wanted, I have local service that act as middleman for this.

These two links look good and they might belong to a same boss. But I don't know what board revision they are, I suggest you avoid revison 1.00. Have a chat with their customer support, they should be able to speak Englis
Thank you very much!
 

hmw

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Enabling Remote BIOS

Remember the BIOS page the Tyan IPMI interface has?

mobo_bios_redfish.png


Does your BIOS look like this even after using the default credentials Administrator/superuser ?

blank_bios.jpg

Don't worry - it's because the Redfish API the BIOS page depends on getting the default password changed (probably because of CA law SB-327 and that's probably why Dell can show remote BIOS screens). All you need is curl / Python / Postman or anything that can send and receive web requests to the Redfish API

Step 1: We need to get the etag value from the server Redfish API (we will use it in the request header later)
Code:
curl -k \
     --request GET 'https://192.168.0.10/redfish/v1/'
Gives us
Code:
{
  "@odata.context":"/redfish/v1/$metadata#ServiceRoot.ServiceRoot",
  "@odata.etag":"W/\"<some_number>\"",
  "@odata.id":"/redfish/v1/",
  "@odata.type":"#ServiceRoot.v1_4_0.ServiceRoot
 ...
}
Step 2: In the result above, note down the value for the etag W/"<some_number>" without the <> of course. Now remember the default Administrator:superuser username and password? We will pass it to the Redfish API and see what the problem is.
Code:
curl -k -u 'Administrator:superuser' \
        --request GET 'https://192.168.0.10/redfish/v1/AccountService/Accounts/1' \
        --header 'If-Match: W/"<some_number>"'
Gives us
Code:
{
    "error":
    {
        "@Message.ExtendedInfo":
        [
            {
                "@odata.type": "#Message.v1_0_5.Message",
                "Message": "The password provided for this account must be changed before access is granted.  PATCH the 'Password' property for this account located at the target URI '/redfish/v1/AccountService/Accounts/1' to complete this process.",
                "MessageArgs":
                [
                    "/redfish/v1/AccountService/Accounts/1"
                ],
                "MessageId": "Base.1.0.0.PasswordChangeRequired",
                "RelatedProperties":
                [],
                "Resolution": "Change the password for this account using a PATCH to the 'Password' property at the URI provided.",
                "Severity": "Critical"
            }
        ],
        "code": "Base.1.0.0.PasswordChangeRequired",
        "message": "The password provided for this account must be changed before access is granted.  PATCH the 'Password' property for this account located at the target URI '/redfish/v1/AccountService/Accounts/1' to complete this process."
    }
}
Step 3: So now let's use curl to change the default Redfish account username and password to <new_user> and <new_passwd> (Substitute accordingly)
Code:
curl -k -u 'Administrator:superuser' \
        --request PATCH 'https://192.168.0.10/redfish/v1/AccountService/Accounts/1' \
        --header 'If-Match: W/"<some_number>"' \
        --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
        --data-raw '{"UserName":"<new_user>", "Password":"<new_passwd>" }'
This should give a HTTP 204 (no content) - but I actually got an error message, the command still worked though. Now when you use the BIOS link to login and use your new username and password, you should be able to see the BIOS settings and even change them

actual_bios.jpg

Hope this helps ...
 

SINN78

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Tyan support seems to suck you would think with all the security vulnerabilities that they would release updates