Alveo Card Out-of-Band Management Specification for Server BMC


This document describes out-of-band (OoB) support available for the U200, U250, U280, U50x, U30 and U55x Alveo™ Data Center Cards. Out-of-band support is implemented in the Satellite Controller (SC) firmware, which supports communication with the server Board Management Controller (BMC) over the SMBus/I2C interface on the PCIe® edge connector. The underlying protocols supported are standard I2C protocol and PLDM Over MCTP Over SMBus.


Standard I2C/SMBus commands

FPGA firwmare update via OoB

DMTF support

Appendix A: PCIe and thermal information

Appendix B: SMBus 2.0 protocol recap

Xilinx Support

For support resources such as answers, documentation, downloads, and forums, see the Alveo Accelerator Cards Xilinx Community Forum.


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