US $192 ($190 BO) Great deal on a Quanta D51B-2U 2u Chassis

SPCRich

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I tried it in this order earlier and it says it was completed but nothing changed.

Code:
@echo off
ECHO ***************************************************************************
ECHO WARNING!!!
ECHO           Please note that this important update will upgrade both BIOS
ECHO           and BMC, and will restart the system upon completion.
ECHO           Any previous BIOS/BMC settings and configurations will be wiped out.
ECHO           Please agree to proceed.
ECHO ***************************************************************************

CHOICE /C YNC /M "Do you agree to continue??? Yes, No, or Cancel."
IF ERRORLEVEL 2 goto END
IF ERRORLEVEL 3 goto END
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 goto START

:START

set IP=%1
set USER=%2
set PASSWD=%3

REM : the following is the default BMC IP, user name and password.
if "%IP%" == "" set IP=192.168.0.120
if "%USER%" == "" set USER=admin
if "%PASSWD%" == "" set PASSWD=admin

if exist .\winflash\ERR.LOG (
    DEL .\winflash\ERR.LOG
)

REM :[ BIOS ]: it is to update BIOS fw
CALL .\winflash\biosfw_ip %IP% %USER% %PASSWD%
@echo off

REM :[ BIOS ]: it is to check update status
CALL .\winflash\checkstatus BIOSINFO

:END
@echo on
Do you mean I should add this back in before the BIOS section?

Code:
REM :[ SYS ]: it is to update system fw
@echo off
ECHO [ Info ]: Please wait a moment. it is getting system status.
CALL .\winflash\ucpld_ip %IP% %USER% %PASSWD%

@echo off

REM :[ SYS ]: it is to check update status
CALL .\winflash\checkstatus SYSINFO

I had to manually run the ucpld_ip batch/sh file

Code:
.\winflash\ucpld_ip %IP% %USER% %PASSWD%
[CODE]
 

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@SPCRich do you have any idea what's the memory population order? Dell servers usually have a nice table in the manual but this quanta model has nothing anywhere on the web
 

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May be common knowledge but I didn't know. Supermicro Super Doctor 5 works with this Quanta server. Correctly reports all parms except the PSU's.
 
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@SPCRich do you have any idea what's the memory population order? Dell servers usually have a nice table in the manual but this quanta model has nothing anywhere on the web
I don't recall the ordering but I think server is not very picky. I remember following the order of slot names and server just worked fine. It should be easy to get it going on with trial and error.
 

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I don't recall the ordering but I think server is not very picky. I remember following the order of slot names and server just worked fine. It should be easy to get it going on with trial and error.
It's been months and I haven't managed to get my servers to boot with dual V4s yet.
 

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Hi guys, just found about this thread. I was able to update the BIOS, BMC & 3108 Raid card but I can't figure out how to update the Expander firmware. I have the firmware file, but I don't see how I can upgrade it. I didn't find instructions.

lsscsi doesn't report the SAS Expander neither did a version of xflash I found. I tried MegaRaid Storage Manager and I was able to see a drive and "Enclosure".

Any clues?
 

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Hi guys, just found about this thread. I was able to update the BIOS, BMC & 3108 Raid card but I can't figure out how to update the Expander firmware. I have the firmware file, but I don't see how I can upgrade it. I didn't find instructions.

lsscsi doesn't report the SAS Expander neither did a version of xflash I found. I tried MegaRaid Storage Manager and I was able to see a drive and "Enclosure".

Any clues?
enclosure is probably the expander
 

djonz

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enclosure is probably the expander
Yea, I juste realized the 3108 didn't like the firmware upgrade I did. QCT points to Broadcom site and 9361-8i card. Can't seem to find a firmware that work now. I tried a few of them and always get this message when I boot

"Firmware did not find valid firmware image which matches NVDATA settings on the controller. Please program valid firmware image and restart your system."

And Of course, I didn't do a backup before upgrading. :confused:

Did you guys have 3108 cards or 3008 in yours?
 

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@djonz you need to use storcli to do it i forget the exact steps, but its something like storcli /c0/e0 download file=blah

YMMV, do it wrong and you brick your expander.

I have a 3108 based card in mine, and if you read through the history of this thread, I outlined where to get firmware etc.
 

djonz

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@SPCRich Thanks, I didn't know I had to do it with storcli. It guess I'll have to wait as I think I might have bricked my 3108.
Is there a specific firmware for Quanta SAS3108 Cards? I re-read the thread multiple times and I guess I'm missing it again and again. :(

I tried to flash it late at night and I think I ended up flashing a SuperMicro AOC-S3108L-H8iR firmware on it -_-' Since then, I get the error I told earlier. I tried flashing few 9361-8i FWs from Broadcom site like forwarded on QCT website, but with no luck. Doesn't seem to fully flash the card as NVDATA version never changes whichever firmware I flash on.

I bought a SAS3008 (40$) since I wanna try few things like TrueNAS, Ceph and Proxmox so I probably won't really use the 3108 after I get the new card. But would be great as an achievement to just make it work again. And also I have time until the new SAS card arrives :rolleyes:

Have a nice day!
 

SPCRich

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@djonz its really hard to brick the 3108 how did you do the upgrade? there is no specific verison, the 9361-8i firmware from avago is what you want, I mentioned it on page like 3-4 or so.


you can use

storcli /c0 download file=/tmp/MR_4MB.rom

to update the card, you'll have to search for how to do the expander
 

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@SPCRich Yeah, bricked is probably the wrong word there. I did try multiple 9361-8i firmware versions from the Broadcom/Avago website with no luck so far. Tried from a Windows10 and from Bios. Will try from UEFI or Linux next.
The Supermicro version I flashed by error has bigger file, almost 2M bigger. Maybe there is some stuff not getting overwritten when I use the OEM ones? Wonder if there is a way to factory/OEM flash.
I flashed multiple cards in the past without any issue. But I usually flash the right firmware XD

Haven't tried anything in a few days. Will keep you posted if anything new.
 

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Well, I'm out of ideas. I did try to flash different ways (Windows/linux/EFI/From BIOS utility) and almost all the firmware's I found with no luck. I should have my 3008 early next week so I fortunately won't need this one anymore. Whatever I flash doesn't seem to flash anything. It says completed but nothing changes in versions etc..

Here's the information output I have now. (storcli /c0 show)
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EDIT : Got it back thanks to this thread : https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/supermicro-3108-bricked.32418/post-299547
Serial is still weird but hey, everything seems to work so far :)
 
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