Archive for May, 2012

SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM hard disk update image

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

With Intel’s release of the Xeon E3 1200v2 CPUs yesterday I have had to come up with a creative solution to update the BIOS on hundreds of SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM motherboards to support the new CPUs.

I feel that laziness is a virtue in System Administration so I created a image file that can PXE boot into DOS and handles the update automatically.

The file is here:

X9SCL BIOS Updater

I’ll assume that you already have a Linux based PXE setup; this is the command I use to call it with pxelinux:

label X9SCL
KERNEL other/memdisk
APPEND initrd=tools/c.img harddisk