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:
I’ll assume that you already have a Linux based PXE setup; this is the command I use to call it with pxelinux:
APPEND initrd=tools/c.img harddisk