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Supermicro Intelligent Management

On-board IPMI BMC Specification: [ Features ]

The Supermicro X11 platform's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2500 controller. The AST2500 is designed to dedicatedly support PCI-E 1x, Gen2 bus interfaces. It supports 14x I²C/SMBUS devices.

The Supermicro X10 platform's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2400 controller. The AST2400 is designed to dedicatedly support PCI-E 1x bus interface. It supports 14x I²C/SMBUS devices.

The Supermicro X9 platform's BMC is built on Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller. The WPCM450 communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces, Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) buses, and General Purpose I/O ports.

  Nuvoton/Renesas (X8/X9) Renesas (X8/X9) Aspeed (X10)
AST2400 (X11SS_)
Aspeed (X11)
Model WPCM450R +
Bridge Chip
SH7757/7758 AST2400 AST2500 (X11SP_)
Resolution 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200
Memory 1G DDR2 2G DDR3 1G DDR3 1G DDR4
Ethernet PHY 10/100M 1G 1G 1G
FW AMI / ATEN AMI INSYDE INSYDE

BMCs are ideal for server management and support:

  • The 2D/VGA-compatible Graphics Core with support of PCI interface
  • Multimedia virtualization and Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) Redirection functions
  • Network access via an external Ethernet PHY module or shared NCSI connections

For configuring BMC securely in datacenters, please review our best practices guide and firmware updates to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs).

Supermicro BMC Firmware is feature-rich and supports:

  • IPMI 2.0 based management
    • BMC stack with a full IPMI 2.0 implementation
    • Hardware health monitor
    • Remote power control
  • Keyboard, Video & Mouse (KVM) Console Redirection with multi language support
  • HTML5 web Console Redirection
  • Serial over LAN (SOL)
  • Media Redirection
    • Simultaneous floppy and CD/ DVD redirection
    • Efficient USB 2.0-based CD/DVD redirection, with typical speed greater than 15xCD
    • Support for USB key
  • VLAN support
  • Event Log and Alerting
  • Read Log events
    • Full SMTP support
    • Sensor readings
    • SNMP trap
    • Email alerts
  • Sophisticated User Management
    • IPMI based user management
    • Added security with SSL (HTTPS)
    • Multiple user permission level
    • Multiple user profiles
  • Active Directory/LDAP Client support
    • Direct LDAP support from the device
    • Windows Active Directory and Open-LDAP
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
    • CIM Object Manager (CIMOM)
    • True Object Manager with CIM class handling
    • Creating class, instance and working with the instances
    • Core support for all DMTF profiles
  • SMASH and CLP support
    • SSH based SOL
    • Power control of the server
    • Support for all DMTF Profiles
    • Complete command support
  • WSMAN Support
    • Supports WSMAN as well as WS-CIM
    • Fully organically developed code as library
    • LIGHTTPD
    • HTTP and HTTPS support
    • Complete WSMAN support - Discovery, Enumeration, Get, Put, Subscribe and Eventing
    • Rich client library support (C, Java, JavaScript)
    • Web Interface Multilanguage support
    • Full Unicode support
    • Multiple language support for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Web based configuration
    • Full configuration using web UI
  • Firmware Firewall
  • Watchdog Timer
  • Fail-safe firmware upgrade
  • Tools to flash firmware in DOS, Linux and Windows

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