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
"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)