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Supermicro Server Manager (SSM)

Supermicro Server Manager (SSM) is an all-in-one solution to manage and monitor Supermicro servers in an IT datacenter from a single console view. SSM supports REST APIs, WebUI, and CLI. Licensing: SFT-DCMS-Single required for each target node.

Supermicro Server Manager (SSM) Screenshot

Management

  • Manages system through BMC/IPMI or SuperDoctor 5 (OS Agent)
  • Updates server BIOS and BMC/IPMI firmware and configurations
  • Edits DMI (SMBIOS) information
  • Pushes OS Deployments without human intervention (RHEL, CentOS, SLES, Ubuntu, VMware ESXi)
  • Mounts bootable ISO images to for maintenance and image installations
  • Exports and clears System Event Logs
  • Remotely Powers on/off/reset the target systems
  • Manages power policies of individual nodes
  • Integrates with LDAPv3 and AD Authentications

Monitoring

  • Actively monitors server hardware and service health
  • Checks asset information on system components
  • Checks system utilization (TAS Agent required & Only available on X10 and later generations)
  • Alerts through E-mails and SNMP Traps
  • Logs and reports managed nodes availability
  • Monitors power usage for servers
  • Initiates Remote console to target machines through VNC

Call Home

  • Automated ticket generation from Supermicro Global Service Team (Supermicro service agreement required)
  • Multi-level service call notifications
  • Monitors pre-defined critical hardware failures of fully built systems by Supermicro
  • Customer defined sensor monitoring
  • Licensing: Additional SFT-DCMS-SVC-KEY licenses on each target node for Call-Home function

Call Home Screenshot

Plug-ins

Supermicro offers plug-ins that integrates SSM into a customer's existing cloud infrastructure. Take advantage of Supermicro's OEM features through an UI that you are comfortable with.

Microsoft SCOM

SCOM Screenshot

SSM SCOM plug-in allows visibility to all Supermicro host systems through Microsoft's Operations Manager.

VMware vCenter

VMware vCenter screenshot

SSM vCenter plug-in is a multi-functional and easy-to-use tool that allows SSM managed hosts and vSphere ESXi hosts at the same time. The plug-in is installed on the vSphere Web Client.