What the Baseboard Management Controller does

ONTAP 9.1 supports a new compact AFF storage controller, the AFF A700s. The ONTAP software is customized to support a new onboard controller in the AFF A700s called the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). The BMC has command-line interface (CLI) commands you can use to manage the device remotely.

The BMC works similarly to the Service Processor (SP) and uses many of the same commands. The BMC allows you to do the following:

There are some differences between the SP and BMC:

Automatic firmware updates are also available when running ONTAP 9.2 GA or later with the following requirements: