AsrockRack X470D4U and X470D4U2-2T BMC Firmware update problems and SOLUTION.


I’ve got several Ryzen Boxes with AsrockRack X470D4U and X470D4U2-2T Mainboards,

I know a lot of providers here using these exact mainboards here with their Ryzen offerrings, So maybe some help here:

My problem is after updating the latest official BMC Firmware updates,
Here and Here

Each and every mainboards BMC IPMI interface is now not responding to pings or accessible over LAN.

I can send commands using ipmitool application from linux command line.

But no matter what I do, I can’t be able to access to BMC IPMI over LAN.

Only info I can find from AsRock side is this thread from their forum:

But also this has got no official updates from AsRock.

Somebody mentioned this solution in that thread , but I also don’t have the luxury to reboot and flash old version of firmware as all these boxes are production boxes with several virtual servers on them.

Anybody using these mainboards have any clue about what to do to regain access to BMC IPMI Web interface?

As I said I can get response using IPMITOOL from command line. And everything seems to be working.

Please help..


Updates on this matter:

1- After tons / hours of brain thinkering and google searches I figure out that the most sensible way is to downgrade the bmc firmware to a “working” one.

2- I then needed ASPEED socflash utility v 1.2 linux version – which is very hard to get – Aspeed was providing it from their website but no more – After some google foo I found it. If anybody needs socflash utility v1.2 linux version, you are free to contact me.

3- flashed old bmc firmware with socflash linux utilty

root@r5:~/socflash/SOCFLASH# ./ X470D4U_P2.20.00.ima X470D4U_calismayan.ima 
ASPEED SOC Flash Utility v.1.20.00 
SoCflash utility is only for engineers to update the firmware in lab,
it is not a commercialized software product,
ASPEED has not done compatibility/reliability stress test for SoCflash.
Please do not use this utility for any mass production purpose.
Press y to continue if you are agree ....
Find ASPEED Device 1a03:2000 on 22:0.0 
MMIO Virtual Address: a364e000 
Relocate IO Base: f000 
Found ASPEED Device 1a03:2500 rev. 41 
Static Memory Controller Information: 
CS0 Flash Type is SPI 
CS1 Flash Type is SPI 
CS2 Flash Type is SPI 
CS3 Flash Type is NOR 
CS4 Flash Type is NOR 
Boot CS is 0 
Option Information: 
CS: 0 
Flash Type: SPI 
[Warning] Don't AC OFF or Reboot System During BMC Firmware Update!! 
[SOCFLASH] Flash ID : 1940ef 
Find Flash Chip #1: WinbondW25Q256/257 
Backup Flash Chip O.K.                 
Update Flash Chip #1 O.K.            
Update Flash Chip O.K.         

4- After firmware downgrade:

root@r5:~/socflash/SOCFLASH# ipmitool mc info
Device ID                 : 32
Device Revision           : 1
Firmware Revision         : 2.20
IPMI Version              : 2.0
Manufacturer ID           : 49622
Manufacturer Name         : Unknown (0xC1D6)
Product ID                : 514 (0x0202)
Product Name              : Unknown (0x202)
Device Available          : yes
Provides Device SDRs      : no
Additional Device Support :
    Sensor Device
    SDR Repository Device
    SEL Device
    FRU Inventory Device
    IPMB Event Receiver
    IPMB Event Generator
    Chassis Device
Aux Firmware Rev Info     : 
root@r5:~/socflash/SOCFLASH# ipmitool lan print 1
MAC Address             : a8:a1:59:86:f3:ec
SNMP Community String   : AMI
IP Header               : TTL=0x40 Flags=0x40 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x10
BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled
Gratituous ARP Intrvl   : 0.0 seconds
Default Gateway IP      :
Default Gateway MAC     : 00:00:00:00:00:00
Backup Gateway IP       :
Backup Gateway MAC      : 00:00:00:00:00:00
802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled
802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0
RMCP+ Cipher Suites     : 0,1,2,3,6,7,8,11,12,15,16,17
Cipher Suite Priv Max   : caaaaaaaaaaaXXX
                        :     X=Cipher Suite Unused
                        :     c=CALLBACK
                        :     u=USER
                        :     o=OPERATOR
                        :     a=ADMIN
                        :     O=OEM
Bad Password Threshold  : 0
Invalid password disable: no
Attempt Count Reset Int.: 0
User Lockout Interval   : 0

5- Now it’s time to Enter the usual ip address / gateway of the IPMI

LAN Configuration

ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static
ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr
ipmitool lan set 1 netmask
ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr
ipmitool lan set 1 defgw macaddr 00:0e:0c:aa:8e:13
ipmitool lan set 1 arp respond on
ipmitool lan set 1 auth ADMIN MD5
ipmitool lan set 1 access on

User Configuration
A user will now be setup with admin rights.
ipmitool user set name 2 admin
ipmitool user set password 2
Password for user 2: 
Password for user 2: 
ipmitool channel setaccess 1 2 link=on ipmi=on callin=on privilege=4
ipmitool user enable 2


7- Time to upgrade to latest version of BMC firmware now :smile:

Thank you for all your answers!

hello, you can download it here:

full package for all OS’s is here: