I have a question about the SMBIOS on an Intel-based machine: basically, I want to add an OEM-specific type to the SMBIOS on all of my servers so that I can asset-tag them and track them over their entire lifecycle, regardless of what OS they run and what happens to them. I know that this is possible since the BIOS resides in flash and the server vendors all have utilities for reflashing the BIOS, but I also know that it's not easy :)
I want to try this out on a machine I have, a dual processor Xeon with an Intel E7520 Memory Controller Hub and an Intel 6300ESB LPC Interface Controller. Looking at the data sheets for these two chips it looks like I have to apply a certain configuration to map the flash from the LPC/FWH interface into the memory space. Is there anyone who can walk me through the steps needed to do this?
Question about SMBIOS
Tue, 06/10/2008 - 10:33