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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 and WebUI.

Licensing: SFT-DCMS-SINGLE required for each target node.

Supermicro Server Manager (SSM) Screenshot

Management

  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Supports up to 10,000 managed nodes in one SSM server (Linux version only)
  • Manages system through IPMI/Redfish interface or SuperDoctor 5 (OS Agent)
  • Updates and configures server BIOS and BMC/IPMI firmware
  • Automated System BIOS/BMC FW update
  • Manages Blade server through CMM
  • Updates and configures Blade CMM Module firmware
  • Edits DMI (SMBIOS) information
  • Pushes OS Deployments without human intervention (RHEL, CentOS, SLES, Ubuntu, VMware ESXi)
  • Mounts bootable ISO images 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
  • Diagnose managed systems and get progress as well as the result on SSM Web
  • TPM Provisioning/Management
  • Supports staged BIOS update for X12/H12 RoT platform
  • Supports seamless BIOS update for X13 platform
  • Memory PFA for X13 platform
  • HA (High Availability). To eliminate or minimize downtime.

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
  • Monitors Liquid Cooling CDU device health and status

Service Calls (a.k.a. Call Home)

  • Automated report and ticket generation from Supermicro Global Service Team (Supermicro service agreement required)
  • Multi-level service calls notifications
  • Monitors pre-defined critical hardware failures of fully built systems by Supermicro
  • Customer defined sensor monitoring
  • Enhancement relay ssm server via HTTPS service
  • Licensing: Additional SFT-DCMS-SVC-KEY licenses on each target node for Service Calls function

Call Home Screenshot

System Requirements

Hardware

  • 40.0 GB free disk space
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 16.0 GB available RAM (More RAM may be needed depending on the number of the managed systems.)
  • An Ethernet network interface card

Operating System

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.x (64-bit), 6.x (64-bit), 7.x (64-bit), 8.x (64-bit), 9.x (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.x (64-bit), 15.x(64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2019 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2022 64-bit

Browser

  • Microsoft Edge 79.x or higher version
  • Firefox 68.x or higher version
  • Google Chrome 75.x or higher version

Screen resolution

  • 1920 x 1080 or higher resolution

System Architecture

SSM System Architecture

For additional information, contact
Email: support@supermicro.com
X (formerly Twitter): @Supermicro_SW