Posts Tagged ‘ipmi’

Reset Supermicro IPMI Password to Default – Physical Access – ipmicfg

Generally speaking, the default username and password for Supermicro IPMI is ADMIN / ADMIN. Since Supermicro platforms are plentiful, it is best practice to change the default, especially if you are going to colo the server. Al...


Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Motherboard (LGA2011)

The Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F is yet another board from Supermicro for the dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 LGA2011 range of motherboards. Supermicro has an extensive dual LGA 2011 range at this point so a user does need to take care to se...



Supermicro X9DA7 & X9DAi Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Workstation Motherboards

Supermicro is releasing a new dual LGA 2011 workstation motherboard which is very much a competitor to the ASUS Z9PE-D8 and EVGA SR-X Classified although it is clearly targeted at systems integrators who are also using a Superm...


Gigabyte Server Motherboard IPMI Walkthrough – Part 2

This piece is the second part of the series walking through the Gigabyte server motherboard IPMI 2.0 remote management features powered by Avocent. In the Gigabyte Server Motherboard IPMI Walkthrough – Part 1 piece, we looked...



Gigabyte Server Motherboard IPMI Walkthrough – Part 1

Gigabyte has released their new Intel Xeon E5 series server motherboards recently. As most server vendors do, Gigabyte has a IPMI 2.0 interface for the new LGA 2011 motherboards. After looking at both the Supermicro IPMI web ma...


IPMI Remote Reboot Upon Kernel Panic – Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and WHS

Over the weekend I experienced an oddly inaccessible network share on a Windows Home Server instance running in Hyper-V using Windows Server 2008 R2. Unfortunately I was not at my desk at the time but did have 3G access and a l...



Supermicro IPMIview Review – Remote Server Monitoring and Management and KVM-over-IP

The ability to remotely monitor servers utilizing IPMI 2.0 is a key differentiator between server grade hardware and consumer hardware. Supermicro’s IPMIview software is an often overlooked piece of software that makes ma...


Supermicro X8ST3-F Motherboard

Supermicro X8ST3-F Motherboard Review

My main server, the Big WHS now houses over 60TB of storage, runs multiple VM’s, and has over 10 Gigabit NICs. At the heart of this server, is a Supermicro X8ST3-F. It was not the first motherboard I tried in the server, ...