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MD60-SC0 BIOS Update Without CPU

MD60-SC0 BIOS Update Without CPU
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:26:41 pm »
Thanks in advance for your time in reading this.

I bought a MD60-SC0, to go with it I also bought 2 E5-2600 series V4 processors.

Out of the box it appears that the MD60-SC0 only supports V3 processors and requires a BIOS update to allow V4 chips.

It is well advertised that the MD60-SC0 can do BIOS updates over IPMI without CPU/Memory installed. However, everything I read leads me to believe you have to boot into the BIOS to configure IPMI before it can be used for this purpose. I can't get into the BIOS to do this without a V3 CPU (which I don't have).

I've tried connecting to the IPMI, but my network won't see it, even though the port is active. Even tried a direct plug into a laptop and it's still a no go.

I'm asking for either help connecting to the IPMI without configuration, or some way to updated the BIOS to get my V4 processors working.


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Re: MD60-SC0 BIOS Update Without CPU
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 04:15:30 pm »
Not familiar with this specific board....

I assume the DRAC is set to DHCP by default?  Can you log into your router and see what IP is has assigned to the interface?

I assume you have tried ipmitool lan print  ?? 

I'd also open a ticket with support to get an official response regarding steps for BIOS upgrade (if its even possible) without v3 CPU. 
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