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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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How does IPMI sideband share the ethernet port with the host?

We have a number of Supermicro machines with IPMI/BMC features. Some of these machines use an onboard BMC, while others use an add-on card. We are looking into using sideband due to it's reduced ...
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Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?

Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface? My motherboard is model X8STI-F.
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Configuring SuperMicro IPMI to use one of the LAN interfaces instead of the IPMI port?

The SuperMicro X8SIE-F board has two dedicated LAN interfaces for the operating system (LAN1/2) and one dedicated LAN interface for IPMI. Is it possible to configure IPMI to use one of the LAN1/2 ...
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Using Supermicro IPMI behind a Proxy?

This is a SuperMicro server with a X8DT3 motherboard which contains an On-board IPMI BMC. In this case, the BMC is a Winbond WPCM450). I believe many Dell servers use this a similar BMC model. A ...
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How to Monitor an Adaptec/Intel ICH10R RAID Controller (any SNMP notification options?)

SuperMicro's Super Doctor III is the software I was looking for. It is SuperMicro's equivalent of IBM's ServerGuide or Dell's OpenManage. Unfortunately, while it supports hardware monitoring and SNMP ...
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Supermicro server onsite maintenance

We are considering moving from Dell to Supermicro servers. The main concern from management is what to do with maintenance. What do you guys do for same day onsite service maintenance plans?
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Is disk serial readable from supermicro chassis?

We are working with a hosting company for managing our dedicated servers. We asked for a replacement disk on one of the servers by providing the serial number. They took out 2 other disks instead and ...
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Anyone have any experiences with SuperMicro Layer 3 Switches (SSE-G48-TG4 in particular)

We use a lot of SuperMicro gear, and we just noticed that SuperMicro now has a Layer 3 managed switch. I am interested in using it in a top of the rack application. As with most of SuperMicro stuff, ...
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How can I tell which interface my Supemicro IPMI is piggybacking on?

I've used IPMI before, but only on servers where the IPMI interface had a dedicated ethernet port. I've got an Ubuntu 10.04 server with two ethernet cards, which is supposed to have an IPMI interface ...
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How to check if my Supermicro IPMI is compromised with plaintext admin password over the web?

I've some Supermicro servers with IPMI running, and as described in this blog (http://blog.cari.net/carisirt-yet-another-bmc-vulnerability-and-some-added-extras) there's a critical vulnerability to ...
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how to install OS remotly using Supermicro IPMI?

I have detected server that I can access using supermicro IPMI. I need to reinstall the OS (linux centos 5) because the current OS cannot boot (kernel panic problems). how can I do that?
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Change Boot Order Remotely

Using Windows Share, I was able to connect media in order to do an OS reload using IPMI. However, I also need to change the boot order of the server. My issue is that I cannot seem to get to the ...
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Does Supermicro IPMI require OnBoard video to be enabled?

Title pretty much says it all. I am using a supermicro board with integrated IPMI support. When I connect remotely I can take control of the mouse and keyboard but the video is totally black (no ...
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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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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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Supermicro IPMI and Windows Share

I am trying to do a Windows Share for a Supermicro IPMI. I go to "Virtual Media" and then "CD-ROM image". I need to enter: Share to host: Path to Image: User: Password: I know to enter my Windows ...
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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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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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SAS Expander backplane performance drops when more than 8 drives are active?

We are using an LSI 9211-8i raid controller (flashed in IT mode) in a PCI-e 2.0 x8 slot. It's connected to a supermicro SAS 836EL1 backplane with 1 SFF-8087 cable. We have 16 drives installed. When ...
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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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Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI

I'm trying to get our new server, a X8DTN+-F's IMPI configured to talk to our authentication servers. The two choices are LDAP and RADIUS. I'm debugging this by looking at packet captures, as it ...
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Reflash Supermicro BIOS Chip with external EEPROM programmer

I've a Supermicro server, out of warranty, and it suicided in the last month. Yes, exactly. During a AMIBIOS update process the BIOS Watchdog has been tripped and the motherboard reseted during the ...
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Server won't start. IPMI showing Blue Screen with Ubuntu Linux

I have a remote SuperMicro server that is failing to boot. It's located on a different continent and access is limited. I can get into the BIOS and do whatever I need to, but as it gets through the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IPMI goes offline after powering up machine

Just got a Supermicro X7SPE-HF-D525 and it's my first time trying IPMI. I can connect to the IPMI web interface and use IPMIView to connect, but as soon as I power up the machine, I lose connection ...
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Can I pull a card from the PCI-x bus without powering down?

Background I accidentally forgot to unplug a server's power when pulling a card even though the system was powered down at the OS level. Unfortunately doing so seems to have corrupted the system's ...
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Supermicro NICs gone after BIOS update

Just updated the BIOS of two Supermicro 1022G-URFs to R3.5. They've both the mainboard H8DGU-F with two onboard Intel 82576 NICs. One of the two Supermicros doesn't have any visible NICs at all after ...
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Is it possible to restart a supermicro kvm with ipmitool? (the kvm not the server)

The KVM on my supermicro motherboard seems to have crashed or is otherwise not answering network requests on it's assigned IP address. I need to try to restart the KVM (not the server). Is this ...
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On-board RAID-1 or Software RAID on SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SBE Asterisk Heavy Use?

I am looking using the on-board RAID controller of my SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SBE to setup a RAID-1 array with two Seagate ES2 hard disk drives. We have around 8 or so of these in production. I am going to ...
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IPMI MAC address all zeros after update

I've updated a SuperMicro X7SPA-HF-D525 to IPMI firmware version 3.12. I've tried setting the MAC address with the BIOS, ipmicfg and ipnmac. Is there a fix for this?
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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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SuperMicro RAID card requires 12 Volt Enterprise hard drives?

SuperMicro AOC-USAS-S8iR RAID cards Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BJKT SuperMicro 1026T-UF chassis I have a dozen servers. I need RAID for redundancy only, not for performance i.e. I don't ...
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Good, inexpensive 1U pfSense Server Config for 100 Mbps throughput, some IPSec, few VPN

I had asked in another thread about a good 1U firewall. pfSense in combination with a SuperMicro Atom SuperServer was suggested & upvoted a bunch of times. The Atom D525 build with 4 GB RAM runs ...
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HP Smart Array P410 Stuck in Ready for Recovery 00.0%

We are using smart array disk controller P410 by HP on our supermicro server. Sadly of the HDDs in a RAID10 Array was damaged and we were forced to change that specific hard disk. After 3 days and ...
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Supermicro IPMI no network

im lost. I have tried everything and I cannot solve this. I have an older server running XenServer with Supermicro board X8STi-F, it has an integrated IPMI which I share on LAN 1 and it always worked ...
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Accessing Supermicro IPMI via SSH

When you deal with Supermicro IPMI/BMC, you could access it via: HTTP(S) in your browser - seeing web pages with sensors/configs and java applet to run redirection console IPMI protocol (using ...
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HT Link Sync Error after Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Installation

Update 1 I just assembled an exact replica of this server, and successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in a RAID10 configuration. The success was confirmed by a login to the initial account. There ...
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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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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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Is anybody familiar with SuperMicro products?

My company wants to deploy some extremely cheap SuperMicro systems that are basically just 1U servers with 4 HDDs that apparently you can stack and link together? I don't have an exact model number ...
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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 ...
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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, ...