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Supermicro SuperDoctor® 5 (SD5)

Supermicro SuperDoctor® 5 (SD5) monitors the hardware health or availability of the target node systems in data centers real-time and provide alerts to administrators.

SuperDoctor® 5

SuperDoctor 5 Screenshot

SuperDoctor 5 Key Benefits and Features

  • Supports monitoring, control, and management functions.
    • Hardware Monitoring: fan speed, temperature, voltage, chassis intrusion, redundant power failure, power consumption, disk health, RAID health, and memory health.
    • 20 Types of system information: BIOS, Baseboard, Chassis, Computer System, Disk Drives, Memory, Network, Printer, Processor, System Slot, IPMI, Power Supply, Account, Operating System, Process, Service, Share, Time Zone, OEM Strings, and System Cfg Options.
  • Provides SNMP extensions for network management system.
  • Easy to use Web-based and command line interfaces.
  • Notifications sent via email and SNMP traps.
  • Easy to customize:
    • Pluggable hardware and software monitoring plug-ins.
    • Compatible with Nagios plug-ins.
  • Supports Windows and Linux platforms.

SuperDoctor 5 Features

  SuperDoctor® 5 Supermicro® Server Manager
Management Relationship One-to-One One-to-Many
Management Interface
Internationalization Support Y (Simplified/Traditional Chinese, English) Y (Simplified/Traditional Chinese, English)
Command Line Interface (CLI) Y Y
Web-based Interface Y (SuperDoctor 5 Web) Y
SNMP Support Y (SuperDoctor 5 SNMP Extension) Y
* Nagios Compatible Plug-ins
Host Monitoring: Agent Managed / Agent-less / IPMI   Y
MB Built-in Hardware Health Monitoring:
Fan Speed / Temperature / Voltage
Memory Health Monitoring Y Y
Storage Health Monitoring Y Y
System Information Monitoring Y Y
Service Monitoring: FTP / HTTP / SMTP   Y
Execute a Custom Monitoring Script or Program Y Y
Remote Control and Management
Graceful Power Off /Reboot Y Y (Agent Managed Host only)
VNC (Graphical Mode)   Y
Reset Chassis Intrusion Y Y
Remote Software Update   Y (Update SuperDoctor 5)
Out-of-band (OOB) IPMI Power Control   Y
Out-of-band (OOB) IPMI Integration   Y (IPMI KVM, IPMI Web)
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)   Y
Update BIOS Y Y
Update BMC firmware   Y
Export BIOS / BMC / DMI Configuration   Y
Change BIOS / BMC / DMI Configuration   Y
Getting / Clearing Event Log   Y
Check System Utilization   Y
Mount / Unmount ISO Image from SAMBA / HTTP   Y
Log and Report
System Information Monitoring Y (CSV format)  
Health Information Log Y (CSV format)  
Event Log Y (CSV format)  
SSM Server Log   Y (HTML format)
Availability Report   Y (HTML format; SSM Server / Host / Service)
Status Change Report   Y (HTML format; Host / Service)
Event Alert Notification
Email SMTP Y Y
Log File Y Y
Database (DB) Support   PostgreSQL (v9.1.13 and above)

System Requirements


  • Supermicro servers
  • 200 MB free disk space
  • 64 MB available RAM
  • An Ethernet network interface card

Operating Systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.x (64-bit), 6.x (64-bit), 7.x (64-bit), 8.x (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.x (64-bit), 12.x (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit

System Architecture

SuperDoctor 5 System Architecture

Document for Large Deployment of SuperDoctor 5 on Windows

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