OpenBMC, the open source BMC firmware project, is announcing the general availability of release 2.6, the first community release as a Linux Foundation project.
Developed by a global community, the OpenBMC 2.6 release includes hundreds of contributions from several companies.
Notable enhancements include:
- Refresh to Yocto “Thud” version 2.6
- GUI enhancements: SNMP and Date/Time
- Serial over Lan
- IPMI 2.0 support
- Kernel updated to 4.19 LTS
A complete list of OpenBMC 2.6 features is available in the OpenBMC community release notes.
The OpenBMC project is a Linux distribution for embedded Baseboard Management Controllers; for devices like servers, top of rack switches or RAID appliances. The OpenBMC stack uses technologies such as Yocto, OpenEmbedded, systemd, and D-Bus to allow easy customization for your server platform.