NVIDIA BlueField-2 BMC Software v2.8.2-51


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 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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Common Abbreviations and Acronyms

Abbreviation / Acronym

Whole Word / Description


Baseboard management controller


Data processing unit


Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory


Field Replaceable Unit


Intelligent Platform Management Bus


Intelligent Platform Management Interface




Serial Over LAN


System Event Log


Sensor Data Record; Sensor Data Repository


Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter

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