Cannot find BoardID for file <<<../rom/SMT_X11AST2500_169.bin>>>

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    Hello, I downloaded the IPMI firmware update from https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C620/X11DPi-NT.cfm and also from https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/2u/2029/SYS-2029P-C1RT.cfm:
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    Firmware File Name: SMT_X11AST2500_169.zip
    Size (KB): 26,891
    Firmware Revision: R1.69
    I'm uploading the .bin file with SuperMicro SuperDoctor5, with these results:
    Code:
    >>>>>  Flash new BIOS >>>>>>
    Supermicro Update Manager (for UEFI BIOS) 2.1.0 (2018/09/03) (x86_64)
    Copyright(C)2018 Super Micro Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
    
    ********************************<<<<<ERROR>>>>>*********************************
    
    ExitCode                = 62
    Description             = Invalid firmware image file
    Program Error Code      = 155.1
    Error message:
           Cannot find BoardID for file <<<../rom/SMT_X11AST2500_169.bin>>>
    
    ********************************************************************************
    
    Flash BIOS failed.
    Invalid firmware image file.
    Any ideas? :)


    PS: if anyone from Supermicro reads this... The driver download page also gives a USB3 driver... The installer refuses to work on Windows 2019 (despite me having selected that OS)...
     
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    Solution: IPMI firmware cannot be updated with SuperDoctor 5 (only the BIOS can).

    That said, SuperDoctor5 is software I installed for my old SuperMicro server (I moved the SDD to this new server) and might not even be applicable anymore (updating the BIOS failed because of activated Intel Management Engine - booting into UEFI shell and a FAT32 USB stick containing the BIOS file is the easiest way).

    But there's a smarter way: one that involves using the IPMI environment. To update the BIOS through that, you'll need to generate a license key. See: https://peterkleissner.com/2018/05/27/reverse-engineering-supermicro-ipmi/ and https://twitter.com/Kleissner/status/996955400787423232. The secret key ALWAYS is: 85 44 E3 B4 7E CA 58 F9 58 30 43 F8

    IPMI must first be enabled / configured to join your network. You do this in the BIOS. 3 modes are available (see: https://serverfault.com/questions/3...one-of-the-lan-interfaces-instead-of-the-ipmi). I went for the dedicated port and reserved an IP address with DHCP on its MAC Address. After you've enabled network access for the IPMI software, you can start your OS and browse to your http://<<IP-address>> and login (ADMIN/ADMIN). There you can update the IPMI firmware with the downloaded BIN file (only BIOS upgrade needs license activation).

    There - problem solved :)

    Peace!

    Devvie
     
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