How did I unbrick an NVidia Bluefield-2 DPU

Levente Csikor
CodeX
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12 min readDec 13, 2023

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This guide aims to provide instructions on resolving the bricking issue that may occur with an Nvidia Bluefield-2 DPU, particularly when it becomes unresponsive during a bfb-install stage. Have you ever encountered a situation like this before?

bfb-install crashes before “Installing OS” would happen.

Have you considered the possibility of Secure Boot causing the issue, given its apparent hang-up? Have you attempted to disable Secure Boot, only…

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Levente Csikor
CodeX
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Researcher with a PhD degree in Computer Science. He writes about tools and experiences to boost your research, and occasionally orthogonal stuff. (cslev.vip)