Skip to main content

Supermicro Update Manager (SUM)

Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) is using for managing and configuring the BIOS/BMC firmware for Supermicro X9 generation motherboards and above. SUM is a CLI (Command Line Interface) utility that is able to execute parallel commands from a centralized management server. Two channels are available for management: the OOB (Out-of-Band) channel, i.e. communication through the BMC/IPMI interface, and the In-band channel, i.e. communication through the local system interfaces. Through the OOB channel, most management commands can be executed independently of the OS on the managed system and even without OS installed. SUM supports Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. Thin Agent Service (TAS) required for some functions. Licensing: SFT-OOB-LIC or SFT-DCMS-Single required for each target node.


  • Key Management
    • Activate/Query/Clear Product Keys
  • System Checks
    • OOB Support
    • Asset Information
    • System Utilization**
    • Sensor Data
  • BIOS Management
    • Update BIOS Firmware
    • BIOS Information
    • Get Current/Default BIOS Settings***
    • Change BIOS settings
    • Get/Change/Edit DMI Information
  • BMC Management
    • Update BMC Firmware
    • BMC Information
    • Get/Change BMC Configuration
    • Get/Clear System Event Logs
  • Storage Management (supports only 3108 RAID cards)
    • Update RAID Controller Firmware*
    • RAID Controller Information*
    • Get/Change RAID Configuration*
    • Get SATA Information
    • Get NVMe Information
  • CMM Management
    • Update CMM Firmware
    • CMM Information
    • Get/Change CMM Configuration
  • Applications
    • Mount/Unmount ISO image
    • TPM Provisioning

* License: SFT-DCMS-Single
** TAS required
*** Supports a text-based user interface (TUI) to make editing BIOS settings intuitive and user-friendly, providing nice visibility and a lower learning curve.

System Requirements


  • 50 MB free disk space
  • 128 MB available RAM
  • Ethernet network interface card 

Operating System

  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 Update 3 (x86_64) or later
  • Linux: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86_64) or later
  • Linux: Debian 7 (x86_64) or later
  • Windows: Windows Server 2008 (x64) or later
  • FreeBSD: FreeBSD 7.1 (x86_64) or later

System Architecture

For additional information, contact
Twitter: @Supermicro_SW