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How to IPMI patch Supermicro hosts

I updated the BIOS of my hosts so they were both current and the same, but now I am going to update the IPMI.  It is the start of the road to get HTML5 support in the iKVM and that

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How to firmware patch SuperMicro hosts

As you know, I have several SuperMicro servers in the lab now. So quiet I have to look to see if they are on. The latest one has as slightly newer BIOS so I want to update it. Not quite

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Newsletter: December 31, 2017

Happy New Years! I wish all my readers the very best in the new year! And, as always, I promise in the new year to not waste your time.  No useless articles or tweets but I will always remember your

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Newsletter: November 12, 2016

Hello all, I had an interesting week, lots of stuff in the lab, and with building videos and presentations.  Some of that will be continued next week.  Next week I also head out to the vForum in Houston.  Quite looking

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Home Lab Decision Making – NUC and Supermicro

Hi all, I was talking with one of my co-workers on this.  If you need a home lab, and don’t have one, what do you do?  There are many possibilities, but to keep this simple we talked about physical gear

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Setting up my new Supermicro vSphere host

As you know I bought a NUC a while back, and while it is a very cool vSphere host it was not quite what I needed.  So I bought something new – a Supermicro SuperServer SYS-5028D-TN4T.  What is interesting is

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Newsletter: June 28, 2015

Hello everyone, I am writing this from home and of course that is always wonderful.  However I came home late yesterday to a heat wave.  It was 32 degrees C (89 degrees F) outside when I landed.  For us that

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