About This Document
BMC software enables control and management of the baseboard management controller’s (BMC) hardware components. The BMC software supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
This guide provides general information concerning the BMC on the NVIDIA® BlueField® DPUs and is intended for those who want to familiarize themselves with the functionality provided by the BMC.
This document is relevant for DPUs with an integrated BMC. Please refer to the "Supported Platforms and Interoperability" page to ascertain whether your device features an integrated BMC.
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|NVIDIA BlueField-2 Ethernet DPU User Guide||This manual describes BlueField-2 Ethernet DPU including details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware, and a step-by-step plan of how to bring it up|
|NVIDIA BlueField-3 Ethernet DPU User Guide||This manual describes BlueField-3 Ethernet DPU including details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware, and a step-by-step plan of how to bring it up|
|BlueField DPU Administrator Quick Start Guide||This quick start guide details the procedure for installing a brand new NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU|
|IPMI Architecture GitHub||This document lists describes the architecture of IPMI design.|
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
Abbreviation / Acronym
Whole Word / Description
|BMC||Baseboard management controller|
|DPU||Data processing unit|
|EEPROM||Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory|
|FRU||Field Replaceable Unit|
|IPMB||Intelligent Platform Management Bus|
|IPMI||Intelligent Platform Management Interface|
|SOL||Serial Over LAN|
|SEL||System Event Log|
Sensor Data Record; Sensor Data Repository
|UART||Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter|