many thanks for Your reply.
Unfortunately I gave the Force BMC Update jumper already a try - w/o success.
Is it by Your knowledge possible to disable the BMC functionality? And do You see trouble ahead running the system with a defect BMC component?
In any way is the BMC failure no disaster, because we are replacing this generation of hardware. But since we need regularly replacement servers on short notice I would like to know if I can put this machines to some use anyway or better trash them directly. This particular machine lived it's life in a very harsh environment (many power outages and lots of construction dust) so I'am in no way mad with the box.
Anyway: Thanks for Your time again.
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Actually BMC functionality is already disabled when you move the jumper to put it in BMC Force Update mode. Without BMC you lose all management features, like temperature/voltage monitoring, fan control, IPMI, etc. If you don't care about those features you can continue using it.