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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Right Time, Right Spec: Using IPMI [Parts 1 and 2]

Feb 19, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

From Part 1:

"What is IPMI?
Steve Rokov: IPMI defines how administrators monitor system hardware and sensors, control system components and retrieve logs of important system events to conduct remote management and recovery.

"What is IPMI's background?
Rokov: In September 1998, IPMI's promoters--Intel, Dell, HP and NEC--released version 1.0 as the first standard platform solution allowing for manageability across any platform. In 2001, IPMI's promoters introduced IPMI version 1.5, which added the ability to communicate with the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) over the LAN. By mid-2003, more than 150 companies had signed up as adopters of IPMI. In 2004, version 2.0 will be made available..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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