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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 integrated BMC DPUs. Please see the "Supported NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU Platforms" section of the BlueField DPU Platform Operating System Documentation.

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NVIDIA BlueField-2 Ethernet DPU User GuideThis manual describes NVIDIA® 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-2 DPU Software Quick Start GuideThis quick start guide details the procedure for installing a brand new NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU
IPMI Architecture GitHubThis document lists describes the architecture of IPMI design.

Common Abbreviations and Acronyms

Abbreviation / Acronym

Whole Word / Description

BMCBaseboard management controller
DPUData processing unit
EEPROMElectrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
FRUField Replaceable Unit
IPMBIntelligent Platform Management Bus
IPMIIntelligent Platform Management Interface
SOLSerial Over LAN
SELSystem Event Log

Sensor Data Record; Sensor Data Repository

UARTUniversal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
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