The browser version you are using is not recommended for this site.Please consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser by clicking one of the following links.
We are sorry, This PDF is available in download format only
Maintain the Ethernet Link to the BMC in Server Power ActionsIn most modern servers a baseboard management controller (BMC) is responsible for monitoring things such as temperature, voltages, and fans. The BMC can usually be configured to send out alerts (in the form of emails and/or SNMP alerts) when something in the system requires the attention of an administrator (such as the CPU starting to overheat).The BMC usually has network connectivity via the sideband interface on some kind of LAN on motherboard (LOM). The most common sideband interface is Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI) defined by the DMTF and available on many Intel as well as other vendor’s Ethernet Controllers. The NC-SI interface provides a mechanism by which the BMC can share Ethernet connectivity with the operating system.The BMC can use this Ethernet connectivity to enable a remote management application to establish a connection. Over this connection a management application can do such things as view the temperature, voltage, and fan sensors along with a great many other tasks. One popular usage for this connection is Serial over LAN (SoL) by which one can reboot a server and do tasks such as BIOS configuration. A more advanced feature is Keyboard, Mouse & Video (KVM) redirection, which enables the BMC to provide a remote desktop type of capability independent of the operating system.Read the full Maintain the Ethernet Link to the BMC in Server Power Actions Paper.
EMC's Paul Brown discusses the seamless integration of Intel® Ethernet X520 Server Adapters with EMC solutions.
Single-root I/O virtualization bypasses CPU when moving data to and from a virtual machine.
Discusses how 10 GbE unified networking and Intel® Open FCoE simplify the data center.
Demos setup on Windows Server* 2008 R2 and Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Converged Network Adapter.
Demonstrates pre-work, requirements, boot utility commands, and switch setup.
Delivering flexibility for growing converged network demands with performance and virtualization.