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We have 8 irvingi systems. All are connected to RHEV and each one runs an Ubuntu and CentOS Jenkins slave.

Hardware Specs

Count Manufacturer Model Capacity Notes
Chassis N/A Supermicro SYS-1028R-TDW N/A
Mainboard N/A Supermicro X10DDW-i N/A
CPU 2 Intel Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz N/A ARK
RAM 4 DIMMs Samsung M393A2G40DB0-CPB 16GB 64GB total
SSD 2 Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 240GB
SSD 1 Samsung EVO 850 1TB Mounted at /vms and configured as local storage in RHEV
NIC 2 ports Intel I350 1Gb On-board

The irvingi have 8x 2.5” drive bays per chassis.

BIOS Update

WARNING: I had to hand modify/rename the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg files after this BIOS update. udev changed the name from enp11s0f0 to enp8s0f0. I also lost access to the BMC Java KVM so make sure you can get SOL access to the machine/OS.

The Supermicro X10 series BIOS can only be updated in a UEFI shell, Windows, or DOS prompt. I roughly followed this guide to create a bootable DOS image with the BIOS embedded. Here's a brief rundown.

# Download and unzip the BIOS zip file somewhere... then:

cp -r /path/to/BIOS/ /path/to/FDOEMCD/CDROOT/
mv FDT.smc FDT.EXE
cd /path/to/FDOEMCD
mkisofs -o irvingibiosupdate.iso -p "Silicon Mechanics Support" -publisher "" -V "SiMech OEM CD" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -N -J -r -c boot.catalog -hide boot.catalog -hide-joliet boot.catalog CDROOT

I then copied irvingibiosupdate.iso to and mounted it via the irvingi BMC Web UI and booted to it.

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Run cd X10DDW46\DOS, flash.bat $FW_BIN_FILE. The system will check if a firmware update is needed and put the system board in [Flash Mode] if needed. The system will reboot. Boot back into FreeDOS and run the flash.bat script again.

Basically, read the README and follow prompts.

hardware/irvingi.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/16 22:43 by djgalloway