News & Updates
April 10, 2015
Best Practices for managing servers with IPMI features enabled in Datacenters
Baseboard Management controllers (BMC) with IPMI is commonly used to manage servers. Most Supermicro server models support IPMI either through a dedicated management interface or through a shared LAN. All X7 and later generation products have IPMI 2.0 enabled that provides security through encryption algorithms. BMC provides powerful remote debugging capabilities in the datacenters but at the same time if not configured properly, causes unwarranted access to BMCs from Internet or within the company and can compromise the security of your machines. Supermicro recommends the following steps that datacenters need to consider while using IPMI to manage your machines.