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Supermicro Server Management (Redfish® API)

DMTF's Redfish® is a standard API designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Both human and machine readable, Redfish leverages common Internet and web services standards to expose information directly to the modern tool chain. Supermicro enables Redfish feature sets on their X10 and later platforms.

Together, Redfish and Supermicro create a dominant alliance for managing today's heterogeneous hyperscale data center environments with a new management standard for uniform server management and monitoring as scale increases exponentially.

You can explore the complete DMTF Redfish specification at https://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish

Redfish features and benefits:

Until Redfish, interoperable management standards were lacking for modern data center environments. As organizations shift to scale-out solutions, legacy standards are insufficient to successfully manage numerous simple and multi-node servers or hybrid infrastructures. Seeking a modern interface that builds on widely-used tools to accelerate development, today's customers demand a well-defined API that uses the protocols, structures and security models that are common in Internet and web services environments.

Supermicro's Redfish solution enables users to program simple configuration and maintenance tasks that, until now, have been extremely complex, fragile, and time consuming at scale. Redfish reduces vendor lock-in, adds security, increases productivity and plays a significant role to enable next-generation infrastructures. Users can benefit from the following Redfish features for Supermicro-based X10 (with 3.xx BMC firmware) and X11 (with 1.xx BMC firmware) generation servers. These features are covered under SFT-OOB-LIC and SFT-DCMS-SINGLE licenses.

Supermicro Redfish features:

  • Get System/Chassis inventory info
  • Manage user accounts and privileges
  • BMC configuration (AD, LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, RADIUS, Fanmode, Mousemode, NTP, Snooping etc.)
  • BIOS configuration
  • Boot order change
  • RAID configuration (For 3108)
  • Storage Management
  • Get NIC MAC info (NIC asset info)
  • BMC/BIOS Firmware updates
  • Get thermal/power/sensor info
  • Get system component health status
  • Get hostname
  • Launch iKVM/HTML5
  • Update SSL certificate and key
  • Perform computer system reset
  • BMC configuration reset/BMC reset
  • Get health event log/advanced system event log
  • Acknowledge warning/critical severity events
  • Virtual Media ISO image mounting

Supermicro Redfish Plug-in for Nagios (Redfish API)

Supermicro Redfish Plug-in for Nagios provides a command line interface for remote management and monitoring of Supermicro server via Redfish. The plug-in can integrate with Nagios Core to monitor server health of the following components:

  • System health
  • Memory
  • Fan sensors
  • Temperature sensors
  • Voltage sensors
  • Power supply
  • Storage

It also provides the following management features:

  • Updating BIOS and BMC firmware
  • Updating BIOS configurations
  • Hardware and firmware inventory
  • Managing event subscriptions

Licensing: SFT-DCMS-Single required for each target node

Nagios Supermicro Redfish

Nagios Supermicro Redfish

Nagios Supermicro Redfish

 

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