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Where can I download the user manual for my server chassis?

User manuals for Lambda server chassis can be downloaded below.
You can run sudo dmidecode -t 1 to know your server chassis. The command will output, for example:
# dmidecode 3.2
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.3.0 present.
# SMBIOS implementations newer than version 3.2.0 are not
# fully supported by this version of dmidecode.
Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
Manufacturer: Supermicro
Product Name: AS -1114CS-TNR
Version: 0123456789
Serial Number: S452392X2826686
UUID: 51605a00-c54f-11ec-8000-3cecefcdb48b
Wake-up Type: Power Switch
SKU Number: To be filled by O.E.M.
Family: To be filled by O.E.M.
Product Name is the server chassis. In this example, the server chassis is AS -1114CS-TNR.

Supermicro

Chassis
User manual
SuperServer 420GP-TNR
Download
AS -4124GO-NART
Download
AS -1124US-TNRP
Download
AS -1114CS-TNR
Download
AS -2124GQ-NART
Download
AS -4023S-TRT
Download
SuperServer 4029GP-TRT2
Download
SuperWorkstation 740GP-TNRT
Download
AS -2124US-TNRP
Download
SuperServer 420GP-TNAR
Download

GIGABYTE

Chassis
User manual
R152-Z33
Download
G292-Z43
Download
G292-Z24
Download
G292-Z22
Download
G292-Z42
Download
G292-280
Download

Where can I find my server's IPMI (BMC) password?

You can choose your own IPMI password for your server from within Ubuntu:
  1. 1.
    Run sudo apt-get install ipmitool to install ipmitool, which is a program for managing IPMI functions.
  2. 2.
    Run ipmitool user list 1 to view the user list. Confirm that ID 2 is admin or ADMIN.
  3. 3.
    Run ipmitool user set password 2 to set a new IPMI password.

Supermicro

On Supermicro chassis, the IPMI password appears on one or more of the following:
  • A sticker near the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller).
  • A sticker near the motherboard serial number label.
  • The service tag.
See Supermicro's BMC Unique Password Guide [PDF] for more information.

GIGABYTE

On GIGABYTE chassis, the IPMI password appears on one or more of the following:
  • A sticker affixed to the motherboard.
  • The chassis itself.

What are the power requirements for my server's PSUs?

The power requirements for Lambda server power supply units (PSUs) are as follows:
Manufacturer
Model
Wattage
Voltage (AC)
Current (A)
Frequency (Hz)
Inlet/Outlet
Efficiency
Supermicro
PWS-2K05A-1R
1000
100-127
12-9.5
60/50
C14/C13
80 Plus Titanium (> 96%)
1800
200-220
10-9.5
60/50
1980
220-230
10-9.8
60/50
2000
230-240
10-9.8
60/50
Supermicro
PWS-2K08A-1R
1800
200-220
10-9.8
60/50
C14/C13
80 Plus Titanium (> 96%)
1980
220-230
10-9.8
60/50
2000
230-240
10-9.8
60/50
Supermicro
PWS-3K02G-2R
2880
200-207
16-15.7
60/50
C20/C19
80 Plus Titanium (> 96%)
3000
207.1-240
16-14.5
60/50
Power connector inlets and outlets
This is what C14 inlets and C13 outlets look like:
Power cord with C14 and C13 connectors
This is what C20 inlets and C19 outlets look like:
Power cord with C20 and C19 connectors