- ONTAP 9
- Baseboard Management Controller (BMC
- AFF A700s
- AFF A800, AFF C800
- AFF A220 , AFF A150, AFF C190, FAS2750, FAS2720
- AFF A250, AFF C250, FAS500f
- AFF A320
- AFF A400, AFF C400, FAS8700, FAS8300
- AFF A900, FAS9500
The Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) is a remote management device that enables you to access, monitor, and troubleshoot a node remotely.
The key capabilities of the BMC include the following:
- Remotely diagnose, shut down, power-cycle, or reboot the node, regardless of the state of the node controller.
- BMC monitors environmental sensors and logs events to help you take timely and effective service actions.
- Extends AutoSupport by sending additional system event alerts to ONTAP.
- The BMC is powered by a standby voltage, which is available as long as the node has input power from at least one of its power supplies.
- It remains available even when the node is power-cycled or turned off.
- You can still gather command output from the BMC using the console port and pressing Ctrl+G.
- The console log itself is not committed to disk, but remains in memory buffer even if the storage system is reinitialized.
- Due to limited buffer space, the system log will be overwritten on an as-needed basis in order to accommodate the latest events.
Note: Refer to the Docs page About the Baseboard Management Controller for more capabilities
List of common activities
- Review Service Processor (SP) and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Resolution Guide
- How to configure
- How to log in
- BMC Commands
- ONTAP Commands for the BMC
- Update Process
- Log collection
AFF A700s specific
- The BMC prompt on this platform is:
- For AFF A700s systems, to return to the BMC prompt, you will need to use 'Esc-T' and not 'Ctrl-D', as is typical with SP and BMC
- To get to the BMC prompt from the console port, use 'Ctrl-G'
Note: On AFF A700s, AFF A800 and AFF C800, the BMC has its own separate Ethernet interface. It does not share a "wrench" port with the e0M port used by ONTAP.