This board is arguably the only really WS-like X570 board, and it has some unique features, the most interesting being this new Realtek RTL8117 NIC, that apparently can act like a BMC.
Has anyone tested this board? Especially under Linux? @wendell
I saw the Anandtech review, unfortunately they neglected to test anything remote mgmt related.
As far as I can see, the only way to connect to the “BMC-NIC” is via the ASUS Control Center Express software, that runs only under Windows. I can live with that. But the real question is how well do things work if the system with the WS board is running Linux? How much of the BMC-y things are inoperable?
Looking at the ASUS infographics, this thing is supposedly able to give “hardware level access”, and it is supposedly able to change UEFI settings, reinstall the OS and reset the system. So it looks like a functional BMC, but at the same time my BS detector is going off.