ODE support page

This support page cover the Unibap ODE product.

ODE SpaceCloud® OS upgrade

Optimized Development unit (ODE) for SpaceCloud® iX5100 series.

As part of the Unibap’s SpaceCloud® Services preparation,  Unibap has released a major software upgrade to the ODE kit based on Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS and LTS kernel 5.4. This release support the core OS of SpaceCloud® but does not include the SpaceCloud® API yet.

  • In order to deploy the SpaceCloud® v1.0 disk image you must use the CloneZilla tool described on the support page.

ODE Downloads

  • Download ODE upgrade SpaceCloud® OS v1.0.1 disk image zip file (5,86 GB)
  • Security check. The MD5 hash of the 2020-08-11-spacecloud-ode-v1.0.1-diskimg.zip image is defined here. If for any reason after downloading the file and cross checking the MD5 , it does not match the MD5 hash below, please contact us and make sure that the entire file has been downloaded (and not only partially): MD5: 8f7b9a713d456496592c9ec6c1960d14

Service upgrades


Disk upgrade instruction

Backup any files you have on the ODE prior to performing the steps below, as this process will delete everything on the disk drive.

0. Backup any files you may want to keep from the ODE (important!).

1. Create a CloneZilla bootable USB thumb drive (USB-CloneZilla) by following section 2 in the CloneZilla documentation to prepare a bootable USB thumb drive.

2. Prepare another USB thumb drive with an 16 GB or greater partition with the “exFAT” or “ext4” filesystem (USB-exFAT).

3. Download the ODE SpaceCloud® OS upgrade image from below (zip file) and save to a local disk.

4. If using exFAT filesystem, Plug the USB-exFAT thumb drive into a Windows computer and unzip the ODE upgrade image onto the USB-exFAT thumb drive. It should now contain a directory called,

USB-exFAT thumbdrive: \2020-08-11-spacecloud-ode-v1.0.1-diskimg

5. Plug both USB drives into two of the USB v2.0 ports on the back-side of the ODE kit.

ODE back side

6. Turn on the AMD SOC (SOC On).

7. Press ‘ESC’, escape when the black and white Unibap Logo appear after PXE network initialization during BIOS boot process.

This will display the boot selection menu.

8. Select the USB-CloneZilla thumb drive to boot CloneZilla.

Select English language (or another if preferred)

Select default keyboard (US keyboard, or another if preferred)

Select Start_CloneZilla

9. Select the device-image operation in CloneZilla.

Select local_dev (Use local device)

Press enter to continue

Press Ctrl+c to exit this window (ocs-scan-disk window)

10. Select the USB-exFAT drive with the SpaceCloud® upgrade files as the disk for partition and disk cloning/restoration.

11. Select the ODE internal hard disk (/dev/sda) for target.

12. Select disk image restore operation and select the spacecloud image by selecting the directory listed above on the USB-exFAT thumb drive.

13. Acknowledge that the process will overwrite everything on the hard drive and Begin the image restore process.

14. Reboot the system upon completion and remove both USB thumb drives.

15. Booting the new OS release and login with the following username and password:

username: unibap

password: unibap

Updated Welcome login screen

Once you have logged in, you should see this image.

or co-branded with MOOG for the US market.

Remote login  to the upgrade ODE using ssh will produce this output,

16. Expand the btfrs partition (/dev/sda2) to the full size of the drive. The recovery/upgrade disk has a reduced btrfs partition of 55 GB to fit onto thumb drives, eMMC or smaller drives than the default shipped with the ODE. The ODE usually ships with a drive >= 120 GB so the btrfs partition can be optionally increased to use the full image size by booting a Gparted live cd/USB and expanding the partition. The partition must be unmounted so boot Gparted from BIOS like CloneZilla using a third USB thumb drive.


Release notes and contents

The ODE SpaceCloud® OS v1.0.1 release notes and contents can be found here.


Short instructions and F.A.Q

Tips on howto deploy machine learning and compute tools from the image including source code examples can be found here.

Common questions & answers can be found here.