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Supermicro Intelligent Management

On-board IPMI BMC Specification: [ Features ]

The Supermicro X12 platform's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2600 controller. The AST2600 is designed to dedicatedly support the PCI-E x1 bus interface. It supports 16x I²C/SMBUS devices.

The Supermicro X11 platform's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is built on the ASPEED AST 2500 controller. The AST2500 is designed to dedicatedly support the PCI-E x1 bus interface. 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 the PCI-E x1 bus interface. It supports 14x I²C/SMBUS devices.

  Aspeed (X10) Aspeed (X11/H11/H12) Aspeed (X12/H12/X13/H13)
Model AST2400 AST2500 AST2600
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200
Memory 1G DDR3 1G DDR4 2G DDR4
Ethernet PHY 1G 1G 1G
FW INSYDE INSYDE INSYDE

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 datacenters, 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
  • 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
    • LIGHTTPD
    • 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

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