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Is it possible to configure a supermicro X7DBU based system, with ESB2, to see HDDs greater than 750GB?

I'm currently running a Supermicro 1U server, with a X7DBU motherboard. When I boot up into RAID utility, I can either use ESB2, or Adaptec. Either way, The 3TB HDD (SATA) I put into it, is read as a ...
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Get power status over ipmi from zabbix

I am now looking for a way how to monitoring a server hardware such as fans/power supplies/etc.. The problem is, we have very dynamic environment - servers are automatically powered on/off - even ...
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Best way to hide ILO/IPMI management port and not using public IPs

I have 5 servers, each has one internet port and one ipmi port, so I am using 10 external IPs. Its a bit problem with a provider to get more IPs and also I want to hide IPMI ports since sometimes ...
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Difference between SAS multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander backplane?

What's the difference between multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander for SAS backplanes? Supermicro chassis description page Direct attached HDD backplane (TQ version), multilane ...
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Serial Over LAN on FreeBSD 10.0 with SuperMicro X9-SCM-F

How can I setup Serial-Over-Lan (SOL) on FreeBSD 10.0 with a SuperMicro X9-SCM-F motherboard? There are a few resources out there but they contradict each other, are unclear, and don’t actually allow ...
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PCI Express Lane Configuration

I'm trying to figure out the correct motherboard to buy for a PCI-E card I have. I have decided on the board here, http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C600/X9DRW-iF.cfm However I ...
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Determining speed of PCI Express [closed]

I am trying to use a new NIC in my server however I am getting this message, "This Solarflare Network Adapter requires the equivalent of 8 lanes at PCI Express 2 speed for full throughput" I have ...
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How does one cause a Megaraid controller to “re-scan” the devices?

We are using a Supermicro Megaraid card (2208) and we are trying to perform some SCSI operations directly on the drives using the passthrough ioctl. One issue that we have run into is that when we ...
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How to be able to use IPMI yet have graphics acceleration with a discrete graphics card?

In my lab, we have a compute server (two of them, but identical in config) running Fedora 19, built on the Supermicro H8QGI-F and 4 x AMD Opteron 6272s. It has an nVidia GT 610 discrete graphic card, ...
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X9SCL-F and Celeron G470 compatibility

Just wanted to ask if somebody has experience with the combination of X9SCL-F and Celeron G470. I wanted to buy it, unfortunately a seller hasn't tested this combination, so he didn't want to sell ...
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Supermicro IPMI unable to access through shared port

I have several supermicro servers (X8DTU-F, X7SPA-HF). I am using IPMI configuration with shared ethernet port (X7SPA-HF doesn't have dedicated port though). IPMI over ethernet is working perfectly. ...
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vmware on unsupported hardware, should I avoid at all costs?

I have a relatively old Supermicro Superserver 6015v-m3 with a x7dvl-3 motherboard, checking compatibility on vmware website, is compatible only with esxi 3.1 I ignored and tried installing esxi 5.5, ...
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Hyper-speed, supermicro [closed]

All in all, what exactly is the hyper-speed advertised by supermicro on their motherboards? What advantages does this technology offer in the server environment and how exactly it boost the cpu ...
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Can't find fan speed setting on Supermicro X9DRW

I have one Supermicro server with a X9DRW board, BIOS v1.0a, that does not seem to have any way of controlling fan speed. I've looked through the entire BIOS, including the usual location of ...
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SuperMicro IPMI values won't update in the BIOS

For some reason the values won't save in the BIOS for the IPMI (BMC) settings which is causing issues for a server in one of our racks. I'm going to have the facility flash the BIOS but is anyone ...
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ESXi 5.5 Configuration Not Saved After Reboot

I just installed a new copy of ESXi 5.5 onto a USB (32GB) stick and am trying to set up the configuration. However, when I reboot the server the cahnges I made to configuration like Ip's SSH settings ...
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Supermicro Smash power management commands don't work

SMASH power management commands don't work for me. For example, I've tried the following in attempt to power on the chassis: start /system1/pwrmgtsvc1 It says "start..done." but the server chassis ...
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Why do my Ubuntu storage cluster servers gets randomly stuck at grub prompt?

I have a number of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS servers that are part of a ceph storage cluster. The OS is on a specially prepared USB memory stick. The problem I'm having is that they very often get stuck ...
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Is it possible to update Supermicro ConnectX-3 Firmware with newer firmware from Mellanox?

I have a Supermicro server with a X9DRT-HIBFF motherboard installed. It has on-board Infiniband based on the ConnectX-3 chipset from Mellanox. Supermicro supply firmware version 2.10.0700 and ...
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AOC-LPZCR2 Equivalent RAID card

We have just had a 'AOC-LPZCR2 Low-Profile All-in-One Zero-Channel RAID card' fail. Unfortunately, we are unable to source one straight away. Does anyone know of an equivalent card which we could use ...
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Supermicro IPMI/iKVM USBHID connection timeout

Recently, I've started to receive this error my logs: drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: can't reset device, 0000:00:1a.0-1.2/input1, status -110 This error happens about 2-6 times per minute, and ...
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How create partitions with custom layout in VM on Xen Server?

We use XenServer with RAID 0, as one disk only (I wonder if this is a good approach, if not what would be ?), then we install Xen. After that we put the centOS 6.4 x64 DVD in the server and try to ...
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Is it necessary to burn-in RAM for server-class hardware?

Considering the fact that many server-class systems are equipped with ECC RAM, is it necessary or useful to burn-in the memory DIMMs prior to their deployment? I've encountered an environment where ...
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Access ESXi via the exclusive network management interface for an IPMI board

I would like to know if it's possible to access the ESXi configuration through vSphere using an dedicated network interface for IPMI connection with the motherboard. We have some Supermicro boards, ...
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Supermicro 5037MC-H8TRF network wont link up with 100Mbps switch

We have a Supermicro 5037MC-H8TRF micro cloud rack with 8 servers. Each has 2 1Gbps NIC. It works fine with a 1000Mbps switch. But when I connect it to a 100Mbps switch, it does not work(It won't link ...
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How to find out the exact IPMI unit you have for firmware upgrade?

I have a Supermicro IPMI and I read you can use dmidecode to determine which one it is. But all I get for the info is: Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: ...
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IPMI: LAN Parameter Data does not match

I have a SupoerMicro board with ipmi, where I have some problems in communication using the LAN channel. The server is running PFsense (netbsd) and I can sendt commands to the local ipmi controller ...
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Supermicro IPMI KVM: connection failed

I have several Supermicro servers, and I can't connect to any of their KVM's through IPMI anymore; I keep getting 'connection failed'. I first noticed it with one, but trying others resulted in the ...
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Identify Disks on SuperMicro server running FreeBSD

I am running on a SuperMicro 2U server with 6 disks in a ZPool. I want to identify each drive bay using the Drive Carrier LED from running a command from a tool in FreeBSD. Is there a way to do this? ...
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Densely packed Xeon 5400 processors [closed]

I'm doing lots of data crunching in a private cloud. I really like the price point of the Intel Xeon 5420 processor so I would like to run as many of these as possible. I have some running in ...
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Supermicro SmartOS setup issue with HDDs

I'm trying to setup SmartOS on my new Supermicro server (SYS-6027R-N3RF4+). I have 8 HDDs + 2 SSDs installed in the hot-swappable drive bays. I have not configured the Intel RAID controller on the ...
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X7DWN+ 14GB Memory Fitted - 10GB Detected by BIOS

We have a Supermicro X7DWN+ motherboard with two Xeon L5420 CPU's installed. There is a total of 14GB memory installed, however the BIOS is only seeing 10GB. The memory has been tested in another ...
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Supermicro IPMI card 3rd data port

What does the AOC-SIMLP-3(+) SuperMicro IPMI-card have in favor of the AOC-SIMLP-B(+)? I see that it has an additional LAN-Port, named as 3rd data port, but what is it actually used for and what are ...
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ipmi on a supermicro mothercard

As newbie, I try to use IPMI with a supermicro mothercard x8dth-if, version 1.0 I decided to use the LAN1, not the dedicated IPMI LAN. In BIOS I set the address to 192.168.1.199 for IPMI. My OS is ...
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Is a 650W PSU enough for 4x 7k HDDs 2x CPUs and a monster AMD Radeon HD 5990 [closed]

I bought a supermicro chassis a few years ago with a 650W PSU for a personal lab I built. Everything has been just fine so far, but now that I'm looking into some GPU based work, I'm finding that I ...
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dmidecode showing less Memory Capacity than Motherboard spec?

We got a supermicro server, http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5016/sys-5016i-ur.cfm, according spec, the server supports up to 32G memory when using ECC Register Memory. However, when I ...
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Motherboard rejects identical hard drive, one works the other doesn't

I have an interesting situation. I have a Dell XS23-SB server that has four blades in it. The blades use Supermicro X7DWT motherboards, and interface with the sata drives through a backplane. I took ...
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Entering BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI KVM

I'm having trouble getting into BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI "KVM" - Remote Control Console Redirection. I need to change the boot order to CDROM first. I'm running Windows 2008 server. After ...
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With the Supermicro Embedded BMC, is it possible to connect to Serial Over Lan via SSH?

I have several dozen Supermicro servers which use the Supermicro Embedded BMC. The documentation on that page suggests that I can access the Serial Over LAN (Serial Console) over SSH: SMASH ...
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Problems with low vcore voltage on Supermicro

Strange problem with Supermicro MB X9SCA-F - after BIOS update to 2.0a version, I got following messages in event log: Critical - vcore low voltage And the second problem is that BIOS time & date ...
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Do SATA disks on an SAS backplane impose cable length limits?

On two Supermicro 847E16-RJBOD1 enclosures, I have trouble accessing SATA disks on the rear backplane with 6gb/s. The only significant difference between rear and front backplanes is total cable ...
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Boot from iSCSI. How does it work?

I have a Supermicro 2uTwin2 blade server which we're hoping to run XenServer on. Because this motherboard only provides Intel's fakeraid, I was hoping to leverage its boot from iSCSI functionality ...
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Lost connection to both OS and IPMI after adding VLAN config in CentOS

I have a Supermicro X9DRD-IF motherboard with IPMI onboard. I'm completely losing network (both IPMI and OS) after adding VLAN support in OS network configuration. Network cable is connected into LAN1 ...
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Supermicro x8SAX support

Does a Supermicro x8SAX support SAS drives? I looked through the manual but am not seeing where this is mentioned. I want to set up on board raid 1
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4TB HGST SATA drive only shows 1.62 TB in Windows Server 2012

I'm using a Supermicro X9SRE-3F motherboard with the latest BIOS and 2x 4TB drives connected to the on-board SATA controller. If I set the BIOS to RAID and create a RAID 1 array, the array shows up ...
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server not recognising all the ram

I have supermicro X7DB8 motherboard. I have put in 16GB ram 2GB in each slot. It only recognizes 8GB. I know all the ram works because it was working in a different server. If I put 4GB RAM it only ...
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What is the life expectancy of a server grade fan?

The title is telling, I guess. In particular, I am wondering how risky is it not to change the fan of a 4 years old Supermicro server?
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Supermicro BIOS recovery - SUPER.ROM

I have a Supermicro X9SCL+-F motherboard that I flashed a beta BIOS to, then the flash went bad when I tried to flash back to the latest stable. I am attempting to recover using their SUPER.ROM ...
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Supermicro + IPMI + FreeBSD: Kernel prints at 1-bps

I am running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. The machine is a Supermicro 5015M with a IPMI 2.0 daughterboard. When I boot this host, the boot process proceeds fine. I see the BIOS, the RAID BIOS, the first and ...
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SuperMicro IPMI BMC Security - Disable HTTP

On my SuperMicro Server, using a H8SCM motherboard i have an IPMI Card The IPMI card uses version 2.0 and running the 2.37 firmware The problem i have is that i find no feasible way to disable port ...