OpenBMC 2.12 Released For This Open-Source, Linux-Powered BMC Software Stack

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 December 2022 at 05:09 AM EST. 1 Comment
OpenBMC 2.12 has finally been tagged as the first new version since January 2021 for this open-source, Linux-powered baseboard management controller (BMC) software stack.

OpenBMC 2.12 was originally supposed to ship this summer but then the release was dragged out... Yesterday the OpenBMC 2.12 release was finally tagged on GitHub albeit still waiting for any formal announcement and no release notes even published. But given the thousands of commits since OpenBMC 2.9 was released in January of last year, there is a lot in tow with nearly two years of patches.

Most of the upstream changes though revolve around OpenBMC support work for various Meta (Facebook) motherboard support and other hyperscaler hardware. OpenBMC is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the proprietary BMC software stacks used by many server motherboard vendors out there.

To much excitement, AMD's EPYC Genoa reference board is running OpenBMC and that has been working out very well in my testing thus far.

Those interested in the OpenBMC 2.12 sources can find the newly-tagged version via GitHub.
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