MegaRAC Development Kit for AST2600 BMC

MegaRAC® Development Kit for the AST2600 BMC

The MegaRAC Development Kit for the AST2600 BMC features hardware, tutorials, and access to MegaRAC firmware to help developers and engineers gain experience in sensor porting, management technologies such as Serial over LAN (SOL) and UART, and virtual media (vMedia). This kit allows customers to begin immediate development and training projects using the MegaRAC OSP BMC Firmware with the AST2600 BMC from ASPEED Technology.


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MegaRAC OSP Development Kit for the AST2600 Contents

Bundled Hardware

  • AST2600 EVB with Power adapter
  • Fan
  • Sensor board
  • Host system


  • Firmware & AMI DevNet Installation and environment preparation
  • Projects to gain development experience:
    1. Sensor porting
    2. Management (SOL, UART...)
    3. Virtual Media

ODM/OEM Provided

  • USB driver (SD, USB flash... for virtual media)
  • Ethernet, serial and/or display cable(s)


MegaRAC® SP-X是一款功能强大的服务器管理解决方案,它包括固件和软件组件,符合 IPMI 2.0,Restful API,SMASH,Serial over LAN (SOL)等行业标准,还有远程管理,CIM配置文件和高级自动化等重要服务功能。它可用于主要SOC供应商(包括Aspeed和Renesas)的几乎所有的最新SoC(System-On-Chip)设计,还支持下列平台和技术:

  • Intel® / AMD x86
  • Arm® 64 (including Ampere eMAG™ and Qualcomm)
  • POWER® 8/9 from IBM

MegaRAC SP-X固件具有高度模块化的特性,可以通过直观的图形开发工具链来选择功能,就能轻松地配置和构建固件映像。这些功能包含在独立的工具包中,给固件堆栈带来了卓越的可管理性。

  • 功能强大(可靠性,可用性,可维护性) (可靠性,可用性,可維護性)
  • 容易所有的Web界面, ,通过集成的Web服务器
  • 基于DMTF SMASH规范的命令行协议(CLP)
  • 基于WSMAN标准的可编程Web服务
  • 远程访问,Secure-Shell(SSH),基于Serial over LAN
  • 具有完整控制台功能的远程KVM
  • 丰富的虚拟介质用于大容量存储重定向
  • 通过DCMI进行电源和散热管理
  • OEM客制化支持 (使用可选工具包)

MegaRAC® OSP™ BMC Firmware

MegaRAC OSP is a hardened, production version based on OpenBMC firmware. MegaRAC OSP can be enhanced with proprietary AMI IP packages based on the proven MegaRAC firmware stack, trusted for years by leading OEMs and ODMs for its robust, secure remote server management.


MegaRAC OSP features an intuitive, extensible open-architecture development framework, as well as support for multiple BMC/Hardware-System-on-Chip (SOC) platforms, including AST, Pilot, Poleg, and other leading manufacturers.


The key to its flexibility is a robust "common core" concept that delivers a highly-managed source base with high ROI, and a complete Service Processor Solution for wide product deployments. MegaRAC OSP includes dedicated support, code patches and security advisories that all AMI customers trust and expect.


MegaRAC OSP encompasses a family of blended Firmware/Software, Tools & Utilities and Services:

Key Benefits

  • Hardened code, supported and maintained by AMI
  • Long-term support (LTS) model
  • Dedicated "product-level" support
  • Security patches and advisories from dedicated security analysis
  • Guaranteed roadmap of features, industry-standard and technology support for smooth project delivery

MegaRAC OSP FW/SW Solutions

  • For server BMC (Baseboard Management Controller)
  • For enclosure BMC (Chassis or Rack Manager)
  • For infrastructure BMC (Interconnect Fabric Manager)
  • Essential Licensable IP modules to provide complete manageability
  • Full-feature DevNet development environment, which offers distinct advantages and benefits for FW enhancement

MegaRAC OSP Services

  • Fee-based services for complete development and delivery of the product
  • Turnkey and Engineering (NRE) Services, including BMC feature design and customization
  • Hardware Platform Porting
  • Quality Assurance (QA) & Security Analysis Services

Bundled Hardware

This kit includes the following bundled hardware.

AST2600 Evaluation Board


AST2600 Remote Management Server Processor

Raspberry Pi Host


Raspberry Pi

cooling fan


Cooling fan

With pin header, RPM, Tach

AMI Sensor Board

The series 997 Sensor Board is designed to mimic the sensors that are typically found on data center server platforms. This allows ODM and OEM customers to begin immediate development using the MegaRAC OSP BMC firmware with the AST2600 BMC. Firmware engineers gain hands-on experience with sensor porting, management via Serial Over LAN, management via UART and with vMedia.

  • 2x Current/voltage sensors (INA219A) for 12V and 5V DC power monitoring
  • 2x drive facing connectors for NVMe/SAS/SATA (SFF-8639 U.2 Slot; U.3 compatible)
  • 2x host facing connectors for U.2/U.3 NVMe (x4 OCulink)
  • 2x host facing connectors for SATA/SAS (standard 7-pin SATA)
  • 1x Backplane Controller (AMI MG9100) UBM/VPP/SGPIO host protocol for drive, LED and BMC management

MG9100 can be configured via DIP Switches to serve multiple backplane applications

  • 1x NVMe I²C management interface (accessible via pin header)
  • 1x 2-channel I²C MUX with Interrupt (PCA9543A)
  • 2x temperature sensors (TM75AID)
  • 1x 16K bit EEPROM (24LC16B)
  • 1x 2-to-1 I²C master de-multiplexer with an arbiter function (PCA9641)
  • 1x I²C repeater (PCA9617)
  • 1x Parallel-in/serial-out (74LV165A) with 8 position DIP switch

  • 2x Serial-in/parallel-out (74LV595A) with 7 segment LED display
  • 2x potentiometers for +12V, +5V voltage monitoring (to BMC ADC input)
  • 1x 2-channel +12V DC FAN control(PWM)/monitoring(TACHO)
  • Signals are available via pin headers for composing desired I²C topologies
  • 4 GPIO controlled LEDs
  • 4 digital input implementation with 4pcs tactile switches

Why work with AMI?

AMI has a simplified step-by-step plan for OEM and ODM customers for migration from MegaRAC SP-X Service Processor to MegaRAC OSP, to retain all the proprietary features developed for SP-X.


AMI has offices in 7 countries worldwide, in N. America, Asia and Europe, to best respond to the urgent needs of customers and partners


AMI has nearly 1,500 employees, with over 85% of global staff engaged in engineering-related roles


AMI is unique in its broad expertise, from firmware development to enterprise-class network and storage management tools


AMI participates in a number of industry consortiums and standards groups, reflecting its status and connections in the industry

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