NVIDIA BlueField BMC Software v23.04

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.

Warning

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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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

SoC

System-on-chip

SOL

Serial Over LAN

SEL

System Event Log

SDR

Sensor Data Record; Sensor Data Repository

UART

Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter

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