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Supermicro Update Manager (SUM)

Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) is used for managing and configuring the BIOS/BMC firmware for Supermicro X9 generation motherboards and above. As a CLI (Command Line Interface) utility, SUM is able to execute parallel commands from a centralized management server. Two channels are available for management: the OOB (Out-of-Band) channel for communication through the BMC/IPMI interface, and the In-Band channel for communication through the local system interfaces. Through the OOB channel, most management commands can be executed independently of the OS on the managed system and even without OS installed. SUM supports Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. Thin Agent Service (TAS) is required for some functions. Licensing: SFT-OOB-LIC or SFT-DCMS-Single is required for each target node.

Features

  • Key Management
    • Activate/Query/Clear Product Keys
  • System Checks
    • OOB Support
    • Asset Information
    • System Utilization**
    • Sensor Data
  • BIOS Management
    • Root-of-Trust (RoT) Management*
    • Update BIOS Firmware
    • BIOS Information
    • Get Current/Default BIOS Settings***
    • Change BIOS settings
    • Get/Change/Edit DMI Information
  • BMC Management
    • Get/Set Lockdown Mode*
    • Root-of-Trust (RoT) Management*
    • Update BMC Firmware
    • BMC Information
    • Get/Change BMC Configuration
    • Get/Clear System Event Logs
  • Storage Management (supports only 3108 RAID cards)
    • Erase RAID HDD*
    • Erase Disk*
    • Update RAID Controller Firmware*
    • RAID Controller Information*
    • Get/Change RAID Configuration*
    • Get SATA Information
    • Get NVMe Information
  • CMM Management
    • Update CMM Firmware
    • CMM Information
    • Get/Change CMM Configuration
  • Applications
    • Mount/Unmount ISO/Floppy image
    • Raw Command
    • Get/Set USB Access Mode*
  • TPM Management
    • Provision TPM
    • Get TPM information
  • PSU Management
    • Get PSU information
    • Get/Set Power Status


* License: SFT-DCMS-Single
** TAS required
*** Supports a text-based user interface (TUI) to make editing BIOS settings intuitive and user-friendly, providing nice visibility and a lower learning curve.

System Requirements

Hardware

  • 50 MB free disk space
  • 128 MB available RAM
  • Ethernet network interface card 

Operating System

  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 Update 3 (x86_64) or later
  • Linux: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86_64) or later
  • Linux: Debian 7 (x86_64) or later
  • Windows: Windows Server 2008 (x64) or later
  • FreeBSD: FreeBSD 7.1 (x86_64) or later

 
System Architecture


SUM UEFI

The Supermicro Update Manager UEFI version (SUM UEFI) is used to locally manage the system BIOS/BMC and update BIOS/BMC firmware image under EFI shell on X12/H12 and later platforms except H12 non-RoT systems.

FS1:\_\0724\> SUM.efi -u ADMIN -p ADMIN -I redfish_hi -c UpdateBmc --file ..\SMT
_X12AST2500_ROT-RSA4K_002308d.bin
Supermicro Update Manager (for UEFI BIOS) 1.00 (2020/07/24) (UEFI)
Copyright(C) 2013-2020 Super Micro Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.

Status: Start updating BMC for 169.254.3.254

************************************WARNING************************************
    Do not remove AC power from the server.
*******************************************************************************


Uploading FW ...................................................................
................................................................................
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..............................................................................Do
ne

Updating FW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Status: BMC is upd
ated for 169.254.3.254

Update Complete, Please wait for BMC reboot, about 6 mins

...............................................................................

Features

  • BIOS Management
    • BIOS Firmware Update
    • BIOS Information
    • Root-of-Trust (RoT) Management
  • BMC Management
    • BMC Firmware Update
    • BMC Information
    • Root-of-Trust (RoT) Management

System Requirements

Hardware

  • X12/H12 and later platforms except H12 non-RoT systems

Operating System

  • EFI shell
For additional information, contact
Email: support@supermicro.com
Twitter: @Supermicro_SW