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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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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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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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Double UPS on high load during power down

To sketch the situation : a bunch of servers (~15 going from 4u to 1u, some redudant PSU some single) 2 UPS (1 APC I can read using apcupsd) 2 PDU So I came upon this situation, and I honestly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Power Usage via IPMI or BIOS or?

Is it possible to check the power usage of an entire machine via IPMI, BIOS, or any other option? I have done some searching but no results have came up yet. PDUs only show the total usage, so this ...
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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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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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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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Installing IPMI Bios onto supermicro

I have one of these: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DTG-QF.cfm And IPMI is just not operating anymore, it had been at one point. It comes up as non functional in the BIOS ...
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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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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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Nexentastor CE on Supermicro X10DRL-I

I'm writing here because after 3 hours i'm still not able to install NexentaStorCE on my brand new server. The hardware configuration is: Supermicro x10drl-i Xeon E5 2609V3 16GB DDR4 Kingston I'm ...
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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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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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SuperMicro X9SRE only boots UEFI Debian 8.1 when “forced”

I have the following configuration: SuperMicro X9SRE (Intel C602 chipset) updated to latest firmware v3.2 (01/2015) LSI Spitfire 9211-4i HBA with 1 GiB NAND cache 3 x 2 TiB SATA 6Gbps HDDs in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...