Best Practices for Intel® Server Systems Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and BIOS Security

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03/16/2021

On Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Systems, the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) have several features that allow for additional security in the data center.

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This paper focuses on the best ways for you to enable security on supported Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Systems.

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Date: January 2021
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Intel® Server's Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) can be accessed by standard, off-the-shelf terminal, open-sourced, or terminal emulator utilities. One example is the IPMIUtility that allows access to sensor status information and power control. Customers own the risk of using open-source utilities. Intel has no control on these utilities and cannot guarantee any fix with these utilities.

 

Related topics
Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Platforms: Server Management Guide
Joint Message from Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Promoters
IPMI Technical Resources