ASPEED AST2400 IPMI Chip with ATEN-Software

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The ASPEED AST2400 IPMI Chip with ATEN software es part of certain Supermicro X10-series Motherboards. It provides both a web interface for remote server maintenance, including KVM-over-IP, as well as IPMI functionality. See Full Remote Management Supermicro.


The ASPEED AST2400 IPMI chip with the ATEN software has been built onto the following main boards, among others:

Network Configuration

Dedicated network configuration: mode
Shared network configuration mode

The following network modes are available:

  • dedicate – The web interface & IPMI systems can be accessed through the dedicated IPMI NIC port (located above the USB ports)
  • share – The web interface & IPMI systems can be accessed through NIC Port 1. The MAC address for the web interface & IPMI systems is activated as a secondary MAC address parallel to NIC Port 1.
  • failover – If a link is available on the dedicated IPMI NIC port, that port will be used. Otherwise, NIC Port 1 will be used.

Firmware Update


IPMI Screenshots Webinterface

The following screenshots were created using a Supermicro X10SLH-F Motherboard with IPMI Firmware 1.42.


Server Health


Remote Control

Virtual Media

You can find an article about setting up virtual media at Mounting IPMI Virtual Media.



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Author: Werner Fischer

Werner Fischer, working in the Web Operations & Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.

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