OK, it was not there a minute ago.
Could you please suggest a starting point?
So I am not running around this document without a clue.
I did a search for IPMI
And I came up with "Page 8"
And it states that I need to download and install through USB the SYSCFG
I believe it is found here.
Download System Configuration Utility for DOS
Would that be the file I need to download?
And, would I then be able to run the script that is shows here.
a. Unzip syscfg utility zip file to a USB pen drive, boot into EFI and change folder to
\UEFI_64 which contains:
b. Run 'syscfg' commands from the location where the files are copied.
After this, would that give me access to the IPMI in the BIOS? I am hoping, that is a yes.
I found this on the EFI Boot.
Updating BIOS, FRUSDR, and BMC Using the EFI Shell for Intel® Server...
I am going to check my MB now, to make sure that the jumpers are in the right place.
And then go from there.
The download, did not have the files specified for the IPMI.
Going to continue searching.
Any help on this would be very welcomed
I looked here.
Page 12 and 13
13 - Windows
I was able to find the utility in the unzipped folder from this download.
Download Intel® Server Board S5000 Family BIOS Firmware Update & Configuration Utilities for Windows*/Linux*/WinPE*
So, I am assuming that I will need to do one of the 2.
Installing win2k8 server, and run the install.bat located in the following directory.
OR Win2k3 Server and do this one.
OR USB (Maybe)
Download System Configuration Utility for DOS
I can download the LINUX LIVE USB, and install the SUSE Linux version
I have 3 options.
I will download the www.linuxliveusb.com
After a good sleep, I will look in on doing one of them.
If someone has some information on this, that would be really great.
I would love to not go into this blind, so I am documenting everything that I do.
Not only to help me out, but to let the community now what has been done in order to accomplish what is needed to get this running.
Alright then, give it a try with Linux, there is no need to configure anything in bios since the LAN line should be already configured by default. Once you are in Linux you can install the repositories open a terminal windows and start sending commands like the ones in the User's Guide.
I am having a rough time getting the stuff installed
It took nearly 12 hours of testing different Linux USB LIVE to get one that worked. (centOS LIVEKDE)
And I am getting errors while trying to install the components.
So. I was reading through the
Intel OFU User Guide
And I found out about the "Intel Deployment Assistant"
Download Intel® Deployment Assistant ISO Image - CD Build for S5000PSL
PDF File on it.
Enable Serial Over LAN This option allows you enable BMC serial over LAN (SOL). Serial Over LAN provides a mechanism that enables the serial controller of a managed system to be redirected over an IPMI session over IP. This enables remote console applications to provide access to text-based interfaces for BIOS, utilities, operating systems, and applications while simultaneously providing access to IPMI platform management functions. You also need to enable Console Redirection in Intel server BIOS configuration.
It looks like this might do it???
I got an access error while trying to run it earlier.
I believe it had something to do with the BIOS being password protected.
I took the CMOS battery out, and will put it back in and try it again.
But, for what I have see so far, this tool will do everything that I need.
Will be waiting your reply.
The Deployment Assistant loads.
Then I get a screen that shows:
Error: Unable to access the boot device.
I was thinking that it could not read the BIOS, so I removed the CMOS battery and replaced it this morning.
However, that does not seem to be the issue.
It looks like it is unable to read from the USB drive, however it was able to load the startup screen for the Deployment Assistant.
And it showed the files loading.
I have searched and have not found any information that is helpful in this issue.
I have created the USB drive 2 times with 2 different settings. (Using Rufus)
And they both give me the same error message.
I did some research and I was not able to find any previous version on the website that we could try to isolate if the issue is with the software version.
I wanted to see if we could reproduce this issue in our end; however, I no longer have the product at hand as it was discontinued quite some time ago.
I’ll be looking forward to alternative solutions; however, I am uncertain how soon I can achieve that.
If you run into any solution for this we would appreciate if you can share the knowledge to help other community users.