Linux Deployment Tools

Modified on Fri, 29 Sep 2023 at 11:18 AM

This article applies to the following products:
    RPL
    RPL-R
    SPR-M
    SPR-X


Blackcore provide a variety of tools to help clients deploy and maintain our systems. If the functionality you need isn't provided please contact support with a feature request - we will do our best to accommodate new features.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


IPMI Firmware Update

To update IPMI firmware via Linux, you can use the YafuFlash tool, with the following syntax:

./Yafuflash -nw -ip <ip> -U <username> -P <password> <path-to-image-file>


Download: Latest IPMI firmware

              

BIOS User Profiles

You can use "BMCBIOSUserProfile" script to backup/restore BIOS user profiles. 


To backup a profile:

./BMCBIOSUserProfile  -a backup -i <bmc_ip> -u <username> -p <password> -o <output-filename>

To load a profile:

./BMCBIOSUserProfile  -a restore -i <bmc_ip> -u <username> -p <password> -o <output-filename>

For full usage details please see guide here.

 

BIOS firmware

You can use "afulnx_64" tool to flash the BIOS firmware from linux:

./afulnx_64 <bios file> /B /P /K /N


Download: Latest BIOS firmware


AMISCE

The AMISCE tool is an advanced tool which can dump all NVRAM settings and also load changes back to the BIOS.


A user guide is included with the download. 


A basic command to extract NVRAM variables to a file can be found below:

SCELNX_64 /o /s "<path to save file>" /v /d /hb

A basic command to load NVRAM variables to a file can be found below:

SCELNX_64 /i /s "<path to load>" /q /d /hb


Redfish

Many Redfish commands are supported. 

Redfish can be accessed as normal via:


https://<IPMI IP>/redfish/v1

Documentation can be downloaded here.





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