I used the X11DAI-N's console re-direction utility to access the UEFI and get good shots. It's one of the easier ways to access the UEFI, especially if you don't have a graphics card or monitor.
The BIOS is quite basic when it comes to monitoring the system, in fact, you would be better by sticking with remote detection. The BIOS does have pretty much every setting you will need to configure the system, and by default, it's set to output video through the built-in video connector. However, if you have a discrete GPU, you are best to go into the BIOS remotely and change video to "off-board video".
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and X11DAI-NOverview]
- Page 3 [Supermicro X11DAI-NCircuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [Supermicro X11DAI-NCircuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS]
- Page 6 [Remote Management]
- Page 7 [Test System Setup and Memory]
- Page 8 [CPU and Memory Performance Metrics]
- Page 9 [Network and IO Tests]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imagining and Power]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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