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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 and configures server BIOS and BMC/IPMI 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

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 report and 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

System Requirements

Hardware

  • 20.0 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) 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.x (64-bit), 12.x (64-bit) 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit 
  • Windows Server 2016 64-bit

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 11.x or higher version
  • Firefox 45.x or higher version

Screen resolution

  • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
     

System Architecture

SSM System Architecture

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

The Supermicro Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter is designed to manage and monitor Supermicro servers via Redfish, and is independent of SSM since V2.0.0. Please click the link below for details and download the software package.
Redfish API