Frequently Asked Questions

LSI 2308 Firmware P16 (for FreeNAS)

Download LSI 2308_P16.zip from https://download.asrock.com/TSD/LSI 2308_P16.zip

  1. Unzip “LSI 2308 FW update” to bootable USB Drive.
    You can follow below link to build a bootable USB drive. http://rufus.akeo.ie/
  2. Boot to DOS environment.
  3. Execute readaddr.bat (save sas address and create info.txt)
    example:
  4. Execute start.bat to update LSI2308 FW.
  5. Restart and press Ctrl+C into LSI RAID ROM.
    You can check the FW revision, SAS address and compare with info.txt(stpe1)
  6. If SAS address have been changed please type command (in DOS)“sas2flsh.exe -o -sasadd XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” Your SAS address
  7. Restart and check SAS address
  8. Finish

BIOS Update Procedure(Instant Flash)

There are 2 methods for updating the BIOS using Instant Flash.

Method 1:

  1. Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
  2. Press [F2] during POST to get into BIOS setup menu.
  3. Select the Instant flash under [Advanced] menu to execute it.
  4. ASRock Instant Flash will automatically detect all devices and only list those BIOS versions which are suitable for your motherboard, and select the suitable BIOS version and flash.
  5. Please DO NOT power off during BIOS update.
  6. After update success, it will pop up below massage. Please press Enter to reboot system.
  7. After system restart, press [F2] or [Del] to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up to check BIOS version.
  8. In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press [Enter] to continue.
  9. Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press [Enter] to exit the BIOS setup utility.

Method 2:

  1. Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
  2. Press [F6] when you see this (or similar) page.
  3. Select the suitable BIOS version and flash.
  4. Please DO NOT power off during BIOS update.
  5. After update success, it will pop up below massage. Please press Enter to reboot system.
  6. After system restart, press [F2] or [Del] to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up to check BIOS version.
  7. In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press [Enter] to continue.
  8. Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press [Enter] to exit the BIOS setup utility.
  9. Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.

If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off your system since this corrupt BIOS might cause your system failed to boot up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your system will need service.

BIOS Update Procedure(DOS)

BIOSfilename.EXE: The Flash Memory Writer utility is included in the WinZip format of BIOS file. It updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard.

  1. Create a bootable system USB pen drive.
  2. Download an updated ASRockRack BIOS file (WinZip format with .zip file extension) from the web site, unzip the BIOS file and save all files to the drive you created in step 1.
  3. Boot from the disk you created in step 2.
  4. At the "C:\" prompt, type BIOSfile.exe, then press [Enter]. For example: C:\2D16C4~1.exe
  5. When see below massage, please press any key to continue.
  6. System will auto restart, and update BIOS. Please DO NOT power off during BIOS update.
  7. After update success, it will pop up below massage. Please press Enter to reboot system.
  8. After system restart, press [F2] or [Del] to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up to check BIOS version.
  9. In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press [Enter] to continue.
  10. Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press ]Enter] to exit the BIOS setup utility.
  11. Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.

If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off your system since this corrupt BIOS might cause your system failed to boot up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your system will need service.

BIOS Update Procedure(Windows)

This utility works in Microsoft® Windows 7 (32 / 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 / 64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32 / 64 bit), Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit), Server 2012 (64 bit),Server 2012 R2 (64 bit).

  1. Download the BIOS package (WinZip format with .zip file extension). And close all programs.
  2. Unzip and save all files to the same directory of any storage location accessible by the host system.
  3. Click BIOSfilename.exe
  4. It shows a dialog icon to remind you need to restart the system before updating BIOS. Click "Yes".
  5. System will auto restart, and update BIOS. Please DO NOT power off during BIOS update.
  6. After update success, it will pop up below massage. Please press Enter to reboot system.
  7. After system restart, press [F2] or [Del] to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up to check BIOS version.
  8. In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press [Enter] to continue.
  9. Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press [Enter] to exit the BIOS setup utility.
  10. Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.

If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off your system since this corrupt BIOS might cause your system failed to boot up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your system will need service

Marvell 9230 FW update Procedure

Marvell provides a new FW improve Marvell 9230 HDD stability, please follow below procedure to update Marvell 9230 FW.

Download M9230_1063.zip from https://download.asrock.com/TSD/M9230_1063.zip

  1. Make a DOS bootable drive on USB disk, can follow below link to do it. http://rufus.akeo.ie/
  2. Make sure your MB BIOS is the latest version.
  3. Unzip attached M9230_1063.zip file to bootable USB drive.
  4. After boot to DOS, type “start” in the command line as below screen shot.

  5. Shut down/Reboot the system.

BMC Firmware Update by IPMI

To update the BMC firmware via IPMI, please follow the steps below.

  1. Enter the management system and click the Firmware Update from the top menu bar.
    *Note: please make sure your browser is IE v11.0.9600.17239, FireFox v31.0, Chrome v37.0.2062.120 or above version.
  2. Click Enter Update Mode > OK.
  3. Click Browse… to select the BMC firmware file from the directory. Click Open > Upload.
  4. Click Proceed > OK to start.
  5. When you see the screen below, firmware upgrade is completed.
  6. Go back to your server and, in the BIOS screen, press [F10] and Yes to save the configuration changes and reboot the server.

BIOS Firmware Update by IPMI

  1. Make sure you have connected a LAN cable from the laptop (client) to the dedicated IPMI LAN port on the Server. Prepare an USB device with the BIOS firmware installed.
  2. Enter the management system from your laptop (client). Go to Remote Control > Console Redirection.
  3. Click Java Console > Open to open the JViewer.
  4. Select “I accept the risk and want to run this application.” and click Run to launch the JViewer.
  5. In the BIOS screen, go to Advanced > Instant Flash.
  6. Insert the USB device with the BIOS firmware installed into your laptop (client).
  7. Click Hard Disk/USB Redirection.
  8. Select the inserted USB and click Connect Hard disk/USB.
  9. Confirm the inserted USB device is found and click Close to exit.
  10. In the BIOS, go to Advanced > Instant Flash and press the [Enter] key on the keyboard to select.
  11. Choose the desired BIOS firmware and press [Enter].
  12. The BIOS updating begins.
  13. After upgrade, press [Enter] key to reboot the server and confirm the BIOS and BMC versions.

IPMI Configuration User Guide (PDF)

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VMware LAN driver for Intel i210

  1. Download driver package utility from VM.
    http://esxi-customizer.googlecode.com/files/ESXi-Customizer-v2.7.1.exe
  2. Download driver from VM.
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI55-INTEL-IGB-5051&productId=352
  3. Unzip both, then~
  4. Select “Yes”
  5. Use New iso file to install VM.

How to activate Realtek ALC1150 audio in Windows 2012 or 2012R2?

If the error icon is visible, then this will prevent you from have any audio functionality on your PC or virtual machine. The first image below highlights the error icon.

  1. Windows Server 2012 or 2012R2 : Click Start > Administrative Tools > Services
  2. Locate the Windows Audio service as shown below:
  3. Right-click on the Windows Audio and select Properties
  4. Set the Startup type to Automatic
  5. Click Start. Wait for the start process to complete.
  6. Click OK to complete the process.

Now your Windows Audio service should be running and the error icon has been removed as shown below.

I can't see LSI 2308 option ROM when I select LSI UEFI mode. How to add LSI 2308 UEFI option ROM?

Preparation

A boot USB drive
(P.S. you can build a boot USB drive by rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/)

LSI2308_UEFI folder and copy it into bootable USB.
Press to download LSI2308_UEFI.zip

STEP:

  1. Use a bootable USB and boot to DOS environment.
  2. Go to LSI2308_UEFI folder and type command “START_IR.BAT”


  3. Reboot and press Del/F2 into BIOS.
    LSI Controller=> Auto
    Bootable LSI Controller =>Yes
    Lunch Storage Storage OpROM policy =>UEFI only

  4. You will see there is a LSI2308 option ROM “LSI SAS2 MPT controller SAS2308” in BIOS -> Advanced.
  5. You can use LSI2308 option ROM to manager UEFI RAID.

I can't see LSI 3008 option ROM when I select LSI UEFI mode. How to add LSI 3008 UEFI option ROM?

Preparation

A boot USB drive
(P.S. you can build a boot USB drive by rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/)

LSI3008_P8 folder and copy it into bootable USB.
Press to download 3008_P8.zip

STEP:

  1. Use a bootable USB and boot to DOS environment.
  2. Enter to LSI3008_P8 folder and type command “START_IR.BAT” and update procedure will start.


  3. Check version:
    LSI Controller=> Auto
    Reboot and press Del/F2 into BIOS.
    LSI Controller=> Auto
    Bootable LSI Controller =>Yes

    CSM parameter -> Lunch Storage Storage OpROM policy =>UEFI only
  4. You will see there is a LSI3008 option ROM “LSI SAS3 MPT controller SAS3008” in BIOS -> Advanced
  5. You can check LSI3008 version in controller management-> view controller properities.

I can't see Marvell 9172 option ROM when I select Marvell 9172 UEFI mode. How to add Marvell 9172 UEFI option ROM?

Preparation:

  1. A boot USB drive
    (P.S. you can build a boot USB drive by rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ )
  2. Copy “9172_ESP1410_UEFI” folder into bootable USB drive.
    Press to Download

Step:

  1. Press F2 or Del into BIOS, select “Yes, Boot to SATA3_M0_M1(UEFI Driver)” in BIOS -> Advanced -> Storage Configuration -> Bootable Marvell 9172 SATA3
  2. Save and exit BIOS.
  3. Press F11 while booting and select "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell".
  4. Type "fs0:" enter to your USB Drive directory
  5. Type "cd 9172_ESP1410_Uefi\Utilities" then type "ui64.efi" to enter 9172 UEFI option ROM.
  6. Select "Create" and press to start creating a RAID mode.
  7. First select free disks you want and select "NEXT" to continue.
  8. Select either RAID0 or RAID1 mode to be created and configure other relevant RAID settings. Then select "NEXT" to continue.
  9. RAID mode is created successfully.

I can't see Marvell 9230 option ROM when I select Marvell 9230 UEFI mode. How to add Marvell 9230 UEFI option ROM?

Preparation:

  1. A boot USB drive
    (P.S. you can build a boot USB drive by rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ )
  2. Copy "Marvell 9230_UEFI" folder into bootable USB drive.
    Press to Download

Step:

  1. Press F2 or Del into BIOS, select "Yes, Boot to SATAIII_M0_M3(UEFI Driver)" in BIOS -> Advanced -> Storage Configuration -> Bootable Marvell 9230 SATAIII
  2. Save and exit BIOS.
  3. Press F11 while booting and select "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell".
  4. Type "fs3:" enter to your USB Drive directory
  5. Type "cd 9230_UEFI\Utility" then type "ui64.efi" to enter 9230 UEFI option ROM.
  6. Select "Configuration Wizard" to start creating a RAID mode.
  7. Press space to select free disks you want and select "NEXT" to continue.
  8. RAID mode is created successfully.

How to support Direct Passthrough function under VMware OS on 3U8G barebone system?

Preparation:
Download LSI 2308_P16.zip from https://download.asrock.com/TSD/LSI 2308_P16.zip

  1. A boot USB drive
    (P.S. you can build a boot USB drive by rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ )
  2. 3U8G_PLX_P1.00 update folder and copy it into bootable USB. Press here to download

Procedure:

  1. Boot to DOS mode then enter 3U8G_PLX_P1.00update folder.
  2. Execute the 8747UPD.Bat till see the pass message appear.
  3. AC power off your system and then power on, you will finish the updateing.
  4. If you update FW successfully, you will see belw picture under VM OS:

Test Environment:
OS: VMware ESXi 6.0.0, 3620759
GPU card: AMD FirePro W4300
System: 3U8G-C612
BIOS: P2.40
BMC: P7.33.0
PLX FW: P1.00

Note:
If you want to restore PLX FW back to P1.01 ,please use below attached file and repeat 2-3 steps.
Press here to download

Steps to Console Redirection Setting via Megarac SP Java SOL

  1. Equipment preparations:
    RJ45 Ethernet cable
  2. Make sure RJ45 port plug into IPMI_LAN port on the server side board, the RJ45 port plug into general LAN port on client side.
  3. Please follow the BIOS setting for the server side: Advanced→Serial Port Console Redirection→
    SOL
    - Console Redirection: [Enable]
    - Console Redirection Settings:
    Bits per second: [115200]
  4. Legacy Console Redirection
    - Legacy Serial Redirec: [SOL]
    Legacy Serial Redirec: [SOL]
  5. Windows EMS
    - Console Redirection: [Enable]
    - Console Redirection Settings:
     Out-of-Band Mgmt Port: [SOL]
     Bits per second: [115200]
  6. Megarac SP setting (client side): Remote Control→Java SOL

    Click the [Java SOL]

    NOTE: A compatible JRE must be installed in the system prior to the launch of the JNLP file.
  7. Please follow the Java SOL setting, and click [Connect].
     BMC IP: {Station IP address}
     Username: {Megarac SP login ID} ** “admin” in default
     Password: {Megarac SP login password} ** “admin” in default
     Volatile-Bit-Rate: [115.2K]
     Non-Volatile-Bit-Rate: [115.2K]
  8. eboot server system and SOL has start working.
    SOL to BIOS

    SOL to PXE

    SOL to UEFI PXE

    SOL to OS

Steps to Console Redirection Setting via Serial (COM) Port

  1. 1. Equipment preparations:
    RS232 COM port
    RS232 COM port cable
    Putty terminal emulator application
  2. Make sure RS232 COM port plug into COM1 on the board, and the RS232 COM port cable are connect in both server & client side’ RS232 COM port.


  3. Execute the Putty terminal emulator application
  4. BIOS setting: Advanced→Serial Port Console Redirection→COM1 & EMS-Console Redirection: [Enable]
  5. BIOS setting: Advanced→Serial Port Console Redirection→COM1-Console Redirection Settings & EMS-Console Redirection Settings

    Please set the Putty’ “Connection Type” = Serial, and “Speed” are equal with “Bits per second”, and click “Open”.
  6. Reboot system and Console Redirection has start working.
    Console to BIOS

    Console to PXE

I can’t execute the BMC Jviewer after update the JAVA to Version 8 Update 131. How can I do?

  1. For Megarac SP Console Redirection does not work on JAVA Version 8 Update 131, kindly rollback to Java version 8 Update 121 for the temporary solution.
    We will release the updating BMC FW to website. Please keep track your model' latest BMC FW on our website from time to time.
  2. Setting of Java Version 8 Update 121 to run Console Redirection
  3. 1. Uninstall the JAVA Version 8 Update 131, and install to Java Version 8 Update 121.Download link:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-javase8-2177648.html
  4. 2. After Java Version 8 Update 121 installed, open the “Configuration Java”.
  5. 3. Select “Edit Site List…” from “Security” tab.
  6. 4. Add the BMC IP address into the Exception Site List.
  7. 5. Open a new web browser to connect to the Megarac SP and launch the JViewer.

Spectre & Meltdown bug

What is Meltdown and Spectre issue

The issue is a new side-channel analysis method developed by external researchers that gathers information by observing the physical behavior of certain processing techniques that are common to modern computing platforms, when operating as designed. Malicious code using this method and running locally on a normally operating platform could infer data values from memory.

Will ASRock Rack release the FW for it?

ASRock Rack has been notified about an industry-wide potential security issue and is taking action to help our customers address their concerns.

How to update BIOS through Server Management Utility?

How to update BIOS through Server Management Utility?

(Supports server motherboard built with BMC AST2500 controller)

Preparation

1. Download and install the Server Management Utility.
(Download: http://www.asrockrack.com/support/SMU.asp)

Steps

Step 1: Login

1~3: Key-in the IP address range to search out the host machine where need to do the BIOS update procedure.

4~5: Key-in BMC login account, then pull-down to check those searched machines.
(For example: Host machine IP = 192.168.37.29)

Step 2: BIOS Update

  1. Tick to select the host machine (ex. 192.168.37.19)
  2. Import the host machine BIOS image file
  3. Click “Start” button to start the BIOS update process

    BIOS update is processing with procedures [Upload --> Upgrading --> Idle]

Step 3: Power ON/Reboot system remotely

  1. Tick to select the host machine IP (ex. 192.168.37.19)
  2. Click “Power on” (“Hard reset” if for reboot)

Step 4: Remote control system

  1. Select the host machine (ex. 192.168.37.19)
  2. Click “Launch JAVA KVM”
  3. Remote the host machine by Jviewer. And check to whether the BIOS update process is success or fail.

Step 5: Back to Step 1: Login

Check to the latest BIOS version of the host machine.
(For example: Host machine IP = 192.168.37.29)

BIOS Update Procedure(IPMI AST2500)

Steps to update BIOS firmware via IPMI webUI

(Supports server motherboard built with BMC AST2500 controller)

BIOS Firmware Update

[Maintenance] -> [BIOS Update]

This wizard will takes you through the process of firmware upgrades.

Click the “Browse...” to select the BIOS FW file. Then click “Start BIOS update” for the upgrade process. And click “OK” if confirmed to continue the process.

FW verification processing, please wait a few second..

Click “Proceed” to continue the BIOS FW upgrade process. Then click “OK” to start the actual BIOS FW upgrade operation.

FW updrage is processing, please wait a few second..

BIOS FW upgrade process finished. Click “OK” to reload the webpage.

Remark: Clear the browser cookies after the BIOS FW upgrade process finished.

BMC Firmware Update by IPMI AST2500

Steps to update BMC firmware via IPMI webUI

(Supports server motherboard built with BMC AST2500 controller)

BMC Firmware Update

[Maintenance] -> [Firmware Update]

This wizard will takes you through the process of firmware upgrades.

Click the “Choose File” to select the BMC FW file. Then click “Start firmware update” for the upgrade process.

FW verification processing, please wait a few second..

Click “Proceed” to continue the BMC FW upgrade process.

Click “OK” to start the actual BMC FW upgrade operation.

FW updrage is processing, please wait a few second..

BMC FW upgrade process finished. Click “OK” and reboot the system.

Remark: Clear the browser cookies after the BMC FW upgrade process finished.

How to update the BMC FW locally in DOS?

Environment: DOS mode

Tool: socflash (Double click below socflash v1.20.00 icon to get the socflash tool)

socflash v1.20.00.zip

Steps:

1. Copy the socflash program to USB flash drive.
2. Copy the BMC firmware in same directory with the socflash program.
3. Booting to DOS environment and execute command “socflash.exe if={bmc_image_file.ima}” to flash the BMC firmware.
4. Reboot the system when BMC FW flashing process finished.

Example:

Note: FW flashing process will take a few minutes. Please wait until the process done.

Please restart the system and boot in to the BIOS SETUP to check the BMC FW version when processes finished.

How to modify the mainboard/system fan control?

Environment: Windows/Linux/DOS mode

Tool: ipmitool (search & download from Internet)

Interface:
i. BIOS SETUP (mostly for BMC AST2400 series)
ii. IPMI webUI (mostly for BMC AST2500 series)
iii. IPMITOOL command (for barebone/system)

Attn: We DO NOT RECOMMEND that user adjust the fan table due to the system has been fine-tuned from the ASRockRack thermal team.

i. BIOS SETUP(mostly for BMC AST2400 series)

Setting directory:

BIOS SETUP screen→Advanced→H/W Monitor→[Smart Fan Control] or [Fan Control]

ii. IPMI webUI (for BMC AST2500 series)

Setting directory:

IPMI webUI→Settings →[FAN Settings]

iii. IPMITOOL command (for barebone/system)

Manual Full speed
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x01 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64

Manual Half speed
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x01 0x32 0x32 0x32 0x32 0x32 0x32 0x32 0x32

Auto fan control
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x01 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0

Get fan duty
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x06 0x01(Fan duty) 0x00(flag)
Ex: ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x06 0x01 0x00

Set fan duty
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x05 0x01(Fan duty) 0x00( flag) 30 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100(Fan duty)
Ex: ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x05 0x01 0x00 30 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100

Get Temp table
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x06 0x02(Temp) 0x00( flag)
Ex: ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x06 0x02 0x00

Set Temp table
ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x05 0x02(Temp) 0x00(flag) 45 50 55 60 65 70 74 78 82 86 90(Temp table)
Ex: ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x05 0x02 0x00 45 50 55 60 65 70 74 78 82 86 90

Note:
if by local --> ipmitool raw 0x3a 0x06 0x01 0x00
if by win OS local --> ipmitool -I ms raw 0x3a 0x06 0x01 0x00
if by remote --> ipmitool -H -U admin -P admin raw 0x3a 0x06 0x01 0x00

BIOS/BMC FW mass update via Asrrmgmttool

Preparation:

Server Management Utility (asrrmgmttool): http://www.asrockrack.com/support/SMU.asp

Steps:

1. Download and install the asrrmgmttool

2. Open asrrmgmttool application

3. Enter the IP address range of the systems you want to update, and click “New”

4. Chose the “Refresh” icon and wait for the process

5. Enter the User/Password, and click “Login”. After login you should see the online system.

6. Chose to BIOS/BMC Update, and select the BIOS/BMC image need for the updating

7. Select the system IP that need for update the BIOS/BMC FW, and click “Start” to proceed

8. Wait for the FW upload and upgrade process
Uploading/Upgrading process

Idle and 100% means upgrade process has completed

9. Wait for 1~3 minutes, then you can recheck to the system updating BIOS/BMC version
[1]click Dashboard >> [2]select the IP address >> [3]check BIOS/BMC version

How to update BMC firmware by socflash

Step1. Prepare a flash drive, put the tool of socflash (such as the compressed file of attachment) and the ima file to be updated

Socflash Tool download link
https://download.asrock.com/TSD/socflash%20v1.20.00.zip

Step2. Before using Socflash tool to update, please enter the BIOS, press "F9" to load default, then press "F10" to save and exit the BIOS

Step3. Enter DOS and execute " Socflash if=filename option=r "

Step4. You will see the last line "Press y to continue if you are agree …." please press y to continue.

Step5. When "update flash chip ok" message appear, it means the update is completed, Please use "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" to restart the system.

Step6. Go to the BIOS home page to check if the BMC version has been updated

Step7. Finish

How to modify the fan speed via the BMC/IPMI webUI

1. Login to IPMI webUI > Settings > FAN Settings

2. Chose Open Loop Control Table, then set your customize fan table and save.

Sample Desc: Assuming the above Open Loop Fan Table is for CPU temperature sensor, when the CPU temperature reaches between 20~25 degrees, the fan duty will be at 30%. If CPU temperature reaches 57 degrees, fan duty will be at 60%.

3. Chose Close Loop Control Table, then set your customize fan table and save.

Sample Desc: Assuming above Close Loop Fan Table is for CPU temperature sensor, when the CPU temperature is higher than 60 degrees, the fan duty cycle will increase at a rate of 1% per second; when the CPU temperature is lower than 50 degrees, the fan duty cycle will decrease by 1% every 5 seconds.

4. Go to IPMI webUI > Settings > FAN Settings > Temperature Sensor and Corresponding Fan Table

5. Chose the sensor and fan table you want to base on. And select the fan which will follow the rule.

For example, the following screenshot setting is
FAN1~6 will base on CPU1 temperature and follow to FAN table 1 which from the “Open Loop Control Table”.

6. Go to IPMI webUI > Settings > FAN Settings > FAN Mode

7. Select different fan mode

Customized mode
If you want to let the fan to follow fan table
You will need to modify the fan you need to customized mode as following blue frame then save control mode

Manual mode
If you want to set fan to static mode, you need to set fan duty as following red frame first, then save manual mode
Second, select which fan you need in manual mode as following blue frame then save control mode

How to update the BIOS FW by EFI Shell?

Environment: EFI Shell
Tool: AFU - AfuEfi
URL: https://www.ami.com/products/firmware-tools-and-utilities/bios-uefi-utilities/
Click here to download AfuEfi64_v5.14.zip

Update steps:

1. Copy the BIOS FW image and the AfuEfi tool into the same folder of USB flash drive.

2. Boot to the EFI Shell and go to the folder where the tool and FW saved.

3. Execute the command: AfuEfix64.efi /p /b /n

4. After process completed, reboot the system and boot into BIOS SETUP to check BIOS version.

System Remote Control Quick Start Guide (IPMI-IOL-SOL)

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How to recognize the serial number on ASRR motherboard and system?

A.) The serial number (S/N) for the motherboard as follows:

B.) The serial number (S/N) for the system/barebone as follows:

How to Support AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series Processor with ROME series motherboard?

1.Update BIOS FW

Step1. Login to IPMI Web UI

Step2. [Maintenance] -> [BIOS Update]

Step3. This wizard will takes you through the process of firmware upgrades.
Click the “Browse...” to select the BIOS FW file. Then click “Start BIOS update” for the upgrade process. And click “OK” if confirmed to continue the process.

Step4. FW verification processing, please wait a few second..

Step5. Click “Proceed” to continue the BIOS FW upgrade process. Then click “OK” to start the actual BIOS FW upgrade operation.

Step6.FW updrage is processing, please wait a few second..

Step7. BIOS FW upgrade process finished. Click “OK” to reload the webpage.
Remark: Clear the browser cookies after the BIOS FW upgrade process finished.

2. Update BMC FW

Step1. Prepare a flash drive, put the tool of socflash (such as the compressed file of attachment) and the ima file to be updated
Socflash Tool download link https://download.asrock.com/TSD/socflash%20v1.20.00.zip

Step2. Before using Socflash tool to update, please enter the BIOS, press "F9" to load default, then press "F10" to save and exit the BIOS, and make sure [CSM] is set to [Enabled]

Step3. Enter DOS and execute " Socflash if=filename option=r "

Step4. You will see the last line "Press y to continue if you are agree …." please press y to continue.

Step5. When "update flash chip ok" message appear, it means the update is completed, Please use "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" to restart the system.

Step6. Go to the BIOS home page to check if the BMC version has been updated
Remark: After the completion of the update will automatically restart the machine several times, this is a normal phenomenon

Step7. Finish

How to clear CMOS on the ASRR motherboard and system?

Steps:

Clear the CMOS !. you need to:

1. Disconnect the system power cable

2. Remove the CMOS Battery

3. Press the power button to drain residual energy

4. Touch/short the 2 points/pads on the CLRMOS pad with a paperclip for at least 5 seconds.

Sample the shape of the Clr_cmos pad:

5. Power on and re-check to the system.

How to Update X550-AT2 on ROMED8-2T and X570D4u-2L2T

1. Download the FW package (ODM_P3.15)
https://download.asrock.com/TSD/nvmupdate(3.15).zip

2. Decompress the file into bootable USB key

3. Login USB with UEFI shell

4. Enter into USB directory

5. Execute nvmupdate64e.efi

6. When update complete, please turn off AC then turn on after 10 sec
FW will refresh after AC cycle

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