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I see that Dell & HP have programs that you can change the BIOS settings remotely or via a script/file.

Does anyone know how this can be done on a Supermicro system or is there one that is not vendor-dependent? I looked through Supermicro site and didn't find anything. Thanks.

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There are two options. You can setup Remote Access in the BIOS and then use the SOL console via IPMI. You can modify settings this way using an expect script. The other is, some options are available via IPMI directly, so you could use the IPMI interface on the machine itself to change some settings (lookup ipmitool/OpenIPMI).

Some info on SOL/IPMI:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/addon/SIM.cfm

http://wiki.adamsweet.org/doku.php?id=ipmi_on_linux

Example SOL Expect script:

http://buttersideup.com/docs/howto/IPMI_on_Debian_files/solsession

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Thank you for this! I did not see the SOL/IPMI information. I will try this out! Thanks again! –  ChriSxStyles Aug 16 '11 at 21:50

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