I just found out that there is a bug in the BIOS of some Supermicro X9 (and earlier???) server boards with some processors (E3 XEON and maybe i3???). Just spent the last 25 minutes searching and didn’t come up with much info… Anyone khow better info than a single thread on Reddit and Serve The Home forums?
I know I have some affected servers, and they are running as domain controllers. Had in the budget to replace them last summer, then that got cut.
From the little bit of info I’ve found, these crash when you try to go into BIOS. The fix is to remove the battery and let the RTC reset or change the time to 2020 or earlier. It has been mentioned that Supermicro is looking into the issue, but not really concrete since I didn’t find anything on their website. Not sure if this is a BIOS UI only issue, or if IPMI is also going to cause a crash. Also concerned that a reboot may take the system down, and there is a big Microsoft Server patch coming this month which will require a reboot.
If you have more and better details, I’d very much like to read that info. Going to contact Supermicro now and see if they will at least put me on a mailing list for updates on this issue.