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OOB Key Activation Guide

 

1. IPMI WEB GUI

  • Open the web browser

  • Enter BMC IP address: https://bmc_ip_address

  • Login by entering user name and password

  • Select “Miscellaneous” from the top menu bar

  • Select “Activate License” from the left menu

  • Input the 24-digit OOB key obtained from Supermicro

  • Click “Active”

  • If successful, Node Product Key status would change from “Not activated” to “Activated”

IPMI Web GUI

2. SUM

  • SUM can be downloaded from https://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/SMS_SUM.cfm

  • Click on “Download SMCI Software” near bottom of the page

  • Upon finishing download, extract the content

  • Go to the SUM directory and run the command as shown below(example is shown in Windows)
    Note: SUM also works in Linux, please see SUM User Guide from the downloaded folder for detailed system requirement

  • After -i <IP or host name>
    -u <username>
    -p <password>
    --key <node product key obtained from Supermicro>

  • If successful, it will prompt “Node product key (OOB) is activated for

SUM

SSM

  • SSM can be downloaded from https://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/SMS_SSM.cfm

  • Click on “Download SMCI Software” near bottom of the page

  • Finish download, extract the content, and run the Installer

  • Finish the installation process, start the SSM Web GUI

  • Choose “Administration” from the left side bar(Image 1)

  • Choose “Node PK Activation” from the left side bar(Image 2)

  • Create a new .txt file and input the proper information in the correct format(i.e. removing the colons from the MAC address) as shown in Notes(Red Box in Image 3) The format is:
    Mac_Address;BMC_IP_Address;License_Key
    Note each field is separated by ; (semi-colon)

  • Upload the .txt file, input correct IPMI ID/Password, and click “Activate”(Image 3)

  • Click “Run” on the prompted Window(Image 4)

  • If successful, the status would show “Success” and a green check mark(Image 5)

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