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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 »

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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