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how to install OS remotly using Supermicro IPMI? – Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/31

I wasn’t aware that IPMI more recent than 3.3 also supports virtual media, but in retrospect it’s very logical it does. When managing remote machines, you don’t walk up to it to switch physical media (:

Worked splendid on my X10SRH-CF based server, and even supports SMB based network shares.

The how-to is very simple, steps are for instance at these links:

Note: the for IPMI mounted ISO images, I found out that they will not work in UEFI mode and that you have to switch your BIOS back to LEGACY boot mode:

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Posted in Hardware, Mainboards, Power User, SuperMicro, X10SRH-CF | Leave a Comment »

Mint 17/SANE will not recognize Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 scanner : linuxmint

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/26

For my link archive:

Posted in Fujitsu ScanSnap, Hardware, ix100, ix500, Power User, Scanners | Leave a Comment »

ScanSnap ix500: it only supports 2.4GHz WiFi

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/22

I had my ScanSnap ix500 – on which I wrote before – connected to a WiFi network that supported 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Since there is too much trouble on the 2.4GHz band (too many access points around me running at too much power, and having even more trouble around meal times, so likely one or more badly shielded Microwave devices in the neighbourhood) I turned it off in my WiFi access points.

Now the ScanSnap ix500 would not scan any more (:

These links confirm my finding:

Now I have a separate access point indicating it is 2.4Ghz, so I had to use the Wireless Configuration Tool (which requires a USB connection to the ix500) to reconfigure it.

–jeroen

Posted in Fujitsu ScanSnap, Hardware, ix500, Power User, Scanners | Leave a Comment »

ESXi 6.5.0a hang after “balloonVMCI loaded successfully”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/25

No Google results for “balloonVMCI loaded successfully”.

I had this when booting from a USB installation of ESXi 6.5.0.a.

It got resolved with ESXi 6.5.0 Update 1. Apparently the first version has issues booting on a SuperMicro-X10SRH-CF from a USB stick.

It’s a bit tricky to get the accompanying VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-5969303.x86_64.iso as the my VMware site is a bit broken (even if you have the license, it says you are not entitled), but luckily the ESXi 6.5 update 1 download page [Cache/Archive.is] has the hashes:

MD5SUM: 6d71ca1a8c12d73ca75952f411d16dc7
SHA1SUM: 5a38ae10162e0a1395b12ea31cba6342796f6383
SHA256SUM: f6e5000dff423c275b3ffbdfe08145f369d04b8c4ade5a413f2ef2a029a5e3ef

You also need a good USB stick. If it’s not good enough, you get errors like “Host Local Swap Location has not been enabled” during boot**.

–jeroen

** full log at for instance [WayBack] 2017-02-03T03:00:01Z crond[66604]: crond: USER root pid 87677 cmd /usr/lib/vmwar – Pastebin.com

Posted in ESXi6.5, Mainboards, Power User, SuperMicro, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, X10SRH-CF | Leave a Comment »

Supermicro | Products | Motherboards | Xeon® Boards | X10SRH-CF

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/01

I still like this board: [WayBackSupermicro | Products | Motherboards | Xeon® Boards | X10SRH-CF.

It’s in my main virtualisation workhorse, uses little power, has loads of disk (SAS/SATA) ports, IPMI, two network connections and enough slots for memory and I/O to be extensible.

I use it for most of my software development even when on the road: VPN home over one of the fiber connections and it screams.

Some links, as SuperMicro tends to hide them behind POST requests:

–jeroen

Posted in Development, ESXi6.5, Hardware, Mainboards, Power User, Software Development, SuperMicro, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, X10SRH-CF | Leave a Comment »

 
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