Updating bios windows 2016
The nice thing about the IPMI SUM update process is that you can choose not to reset system which allows you to basically update the BIOS and have it ready to come online at a maintenance period.
One of the really cool things that you can do remotely is update the motherboard BIOS firmware with the Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) that is builtin to the IPMI interface.
There is one caveat to using SUM as when you attempt to remotely update the BIOS, when you attempt to update the BIOS, you will be prompted for a license key to activate the SUM component in the IPMI interface. Well, you need to check with your reseller first if you purchased your Supermicro hardware from a vendor to see if you purchased this license with your hardware.
If not, you can also purchase a license key online. Below are a couple of examples: Another option that may be of use to many especially if you simply need to do a one off BIOS update is an evaluation license.
On Supermicro’s site, there is a form you can fill out to request an EVAL license for your server.
You will simply provide your BMC MAC address and your reseller contact information in the request along with your email and other normal information.