Supermicro Intelligent Management

The Supermicro X11 platform’s Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2500 controller. The AST2500 is designed to dedicatedly support PCIE 1x, Gen2 bus interfaces. It supports 14x I2C/SMBUS devices.

The Supermicro X10 platform’s Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2400 controller. The AST2400 is designed to dedicatedly support PCIE 1x bus interface. It supports 14x I2C/SMBUS devices.

The Supermicro X9 platform’s BMC is built on Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller. The WPCM450 communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces, Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) buses, and General Purpose I/O ports.

BMCs are ideal for server management and supports

– The 2D/VGA-compatible Graphics Core with support of PCI interface
– Multimedia virtualization and Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) Redirection functions
– Network access via an external Ethernet PHY module or shared NCSI connections

For configuring BMC securely in datacenters, please review our best practices guide and firmware updates to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs).

Supermicro BMC Firmware is feature-rich and supports:

IPMI 2.0 based management

  • BMC stack with a full IPMI 2.0 implementation
  • Hardware health monitor
  • Remote power control

Keyboard, Video & Mouse (KVM) Console Redirection with multi language support
HTML5 web Console Redirection
Serial over LAN (SOL)
Media Redirection

  • Simultaneous floppy and CD/ DVD redirection
  • Efficient USB 2.0-based CD/DVD redirection, with typical speed greater than 15xCD
  • Support for USB key

VLAN support
Event Log and Alerting

  • Read Log events
  • Full SMTP support
  • Sensor readings
  • SNMP trap
  • Email alerts

Sophisticated User Management

  • IPMI based user management
  • Added security with SSL (HTTPS)
  • Multiple user permission level
  • Multiple user profiles

Active Directory/LDAP Client support

  • Direct LDAP support from the device
  • Windows Active Directory and Open-LDAP

Common Information Model (CIM)

  • CIM Object Manager (CIMOM)
  • True Object Manager with CIM class handling
  • Creating class, instance and working with the instances
  • Core support for all DMTF profiles

SMASH and CLP support

  • SSH based SOL
  • Power control of the server
  • Support for all DMTF Profiles
  • Complete command support

WSMAN Support

  • Supports WSMAN as well as WS-CIM
  • Fully organically developed code as library
  • HTTP and HTTPS support
  • Complete WSMAN support – Discovery, Enumeration, Get, Put, Subscribe and Eventing
  • Rich client library support (C, Java, JavaScript)
  • Web Interface Multilanguage support
  • Full Unicode support
  • Multiple language support for multiple clients simultaneously

Web based configuration

  • Full configuration using web UI

Firmware Firewall
Watchdog Timer
Fail-safe firmware upgrade
Tools to flash firmware in DOS, Linux and Windows