Supermicro IPMI Firmware Backup and Upgrade
It needs done, there are tools to get it done, lets see how.
Supermicro makes a wide array of servers, server motherboards and even some consumer and embeded systems. Most have an IPMI with BMC onboard to allow remote control of the server or device. This remote control is normally the power controls for any power supply and connection to the system. The two methods of connecting to the system are the serial console and what is called an KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) to see the video output and send signals to the mouse and keyboard. The additonal features that are not well advertised is the loading of virtual storage devices to the system from remote sources. All of these features work over the IP or Internet Protocol in either the IPv4 or IPv6 flavors.