AMI Supports both BIOS and BMC for the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series Data Center Processors and Platforms

AMI Supports both BIOS and BMC for the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series Data Center Processors and Platforms

Jun 20, 2017 | Press Release

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: – AMI, a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, BMC server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce support for both BIOS and BMC for the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms.

AMI was selected early on as the shipping reference BIOS provider for the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms. As the shipping reference BIOS provider on the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms, AMI has worked closely with AMD, and its OEMs and ODMs during the power on phase, to help test and debug their systems. Collaboration during this key phase has helped create a powerful, robust and stable data center platform.

AMI uses DMTF’s Redfish® (Redfish) API, open industry standard specification and schema, for Out-of-Band (OOB) firmware management between the BIOS and BMC, which has been tested with the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series platforms. AMI’s BIOS and BMC firmware are highly integrated, allowing data center administrators to simultaneously, remotely and securely manage a number of server platforms out-of-box. Other features include BIOS-level firmware configuration and firmware updating. BMC functionality is based on the open industry standard specification and schema from Redfish with the goal of creating seamless integration into existing tool chains.

While the Redfish specification and schema coverage is extensive, it does not address every OOB scenario. Because of this, the Redfish specification and schema allows for OEM specific commands. These commands are what make AMI’s BIOS and BMC a well-integrated solution.

Please contact your AMI representative for information on how to get BIOS and BMC firmware images for testing at 1-800-828-9264, or visit
ami.com/aptio.

For more information on Redfish or to get involved in the specification please visit https://www.dmtf.org/.

For full text of AMD’s press release, please read AMD EPYC™ Datacenter Processor Launches with Record-Setting Performance, Optimized Platforms, and Global Server Ecosystem Support.

AMD and AMD EPYC are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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