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.
Units begin shipping in October 2020!
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:
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.
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:
This kit includes the following bundled hardware.
AST2600 Remote Management Server Processor
With pin header, RPM, Tach
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.
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