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Supermicro Intelligent Management

On-board BMC Specification: [ Click to Show Features ]

The Supermicro X13/H13/X12/H12 platform's BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) is built on the ASPEED AST 2600. AST2600’s design is specifically based on Dual-core ARM Cortex A7 and various hardware interfaces including as Root of Trust (RoT), MCTP over PCIe, and dual JTAG master, supporting modern remote manageability on Supermicro platforms.

The Supermicro X11/H11/H12 platform's BMC is built on ASPEED AST 2500. AST2500’s design is specifically based on ARM11 and various hardware interfaces including PCIe gen 2, PECI 4.0, eSPI, and JTAG master.

The Supermicro X10 platform's BMC is built on the ASPEED AST 2400. The AST2400 design is specifically based on ARM9 and various hardware interfaces including PCIe gen 1, PECI 3.1, and 14 sets of multi-function I2C/SMBus.

BMC ModelAspeed AST2600Aspeed AST2600Aspeed AST2500Aspeed AST2400
BMC VGA1920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 12001920 x 1200
VGA Video Memory Size16 MB16 MB16 MB16 MB
BMC Ethernet PHY1G1G1G1G

BMCs are ideal for server management and support:

  • 2D/VGA-compatible graphics
  • 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 data centers, please review our best practices guide.

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
  • Redfish based management
    • Comprehensive schema and property implementation
    • System health monitoring and management
    • Various component health monitoring and management
      • Network AOC
      • Storage AOC, Intel VROC (*1)
      • GPU, Accelerator AOC
    • Account and certificate management
    • Network configuration and management
    • Virtual media redirection
    • BIOS-BMC joint feature
      • SecureBootDataBase (*2)
    • Troubleshooting
  • Remote Presence
    • 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
      • HTTP, HTTPs, CIFS/SMB support via Redfish or BMC Web GUI
      • KVM console support
  • Event Log and Alerting
    • Full SMTP support
    • Sensor readings
    • SNMP trap
    • Email alerts
  • Directory service
    • Direct LDAP support from the device
    • Windows Active Directory and Open-LDAP
    • Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
  • Network management
    • Dedicated or Shared NIC
    • Network failover
    • VLAN
    • FQDN, IPv4, IPv6
  • Industrial standard support
    • SNMP
    • SMTP
    • DHCP
    • NTP
    • DNS, Dynamic DNS
    • LLDP (*3)
    • Common Information Model (CIM)
    • SMASH and CLP support
    • WSMAN Support (*4)
  • Web-based configuration
    • Full configuration using web UI
    • Modern BMC user interface
    • Data communication secure through HTTPS
    • Dashboard with system information, overall health status and quick links to most used components
    • System Component Inventory & Health Monitoring
    • Better Firmware Update Experience
    • Enhanced Storage Monitoring
    • Detailed Power Consumption Information
  • Troubleshooting
    • Crash Dump (*5)
    • Health /System Events
    • Crash screen capture (*3)
    • Crash video capture (*3)
    • Syslog
    • Post Snooping
  • Security
    • Hardware Root of trust (RoT) (*6)
    • Unique pre-programmed default password (*3)
    • User account management and Role-based authority
    • IP Access Control
    • Port Configuration
    • UEFI Secureboot (*3)
    • System Lock down
    • Disk secure erase of internal storage devices
  • Intel® platform-dependent features
    • Intel Software Defined Silicon (SDSi) software license activation (*7)
    • Intel Power of System (Psys) power limit control (*7)
    • Seamless firmware update (*7)

*1 Feature can be supported on X12 only

*2 Feature can be supported on X13/H13 only

*3 Feature can be supported on X13/H13 and X12/H12 only

*4 Feature can be supported X11/H11/X10 only

*5 Feature can be supported on X13/X12 only

*6 Feature can be supported on AST2600 only

*7 Feature can be supported on X13 only

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