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 BMC Firmware

MegaRAC® SP-X is a powerful server management solution composed of firmware and software components based on industry standards like IPMI 2.0, Restful APIs, SMASH, Serial over LAN (SOL) and key serviceability features like remote presence, CIM profiles and advanced automation. It is available for all the major System-On-Chip (SoC) designs and supports the following platform architectures:

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

MegaRAC SP-X firmware features a high level of modularity, with the ability to easily configure and build the firmware image by selecting features using an intuitive graphical development tool chain. These features are available in independently maintained packages, for superior manageability of the firmware stack.

  • Robust RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability)
  • User-friendly web interface through integrated web server
  • Command line protocol (CLP) based on the DMTF SMASH specification
  • Programmable web services based on the WSMAN standard
  • Secure-Shell (SSH)-based Serial over LAN for remote access
  • Remote KVM with complete console redirection
  • Rich Virtual Media for mass storage redirection
  • Power and Cooling management via DCMI support
  • OEM Customization support (with optional toolset)

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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