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Supermicro X9DR7-TF+ (Intel C602J) Server Motherboard Review - Remote Management

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 24, 2014 10:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Supermicro

Remote Management


Basic remote management is by IPMI 2.0 over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support.




First, make sure you have IPMI enabled in the BIOS and have a wired connection to the IPMI port at the rear of the motherboard.


In order to connect to the IPMI port, first find the IP Address on the machine you want to connect. Then enter that address into your web browser on the control machine. You will see the login screen if all goes well.


Supermicro uses

Username: ADMIN

Password: ADMIN

Then hit the login button.




This is the main dashboard for the Supermicro X9DR7-TF+.


Clicking on the picture of the desktop that is using Windows 7 will launch your remote control session to the desktop. It's even possible to make changes to the BIOS.


You will need Java installed for remote control to work and you might have to reduce security controls for Java in order to be able to do this. We had to drop security controls down to medium for this to work.




This is the Server Health Tab. You can monitor things like temperatures, power consumption, and storage.




The remote control tab allows you to power on or off the server or launch SOL and redirect the console.




Here we can see the Virtual Media tab. You can use this tab to mount different types of media.




The maintenance tab allows you to update firmware or BIOS, restore the machine to factory defaults, and configure IPMI.




The last page is the miscellaneous tab and allows you to see the postcodes or change settings on the UID.

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