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X6800 Server Node iBMC (V300 or Later) User Guide 08

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iBMC Functions

iBMC Functions

The intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC) is an intelligent management system that remotely manages servers. It provides rich management functions and features.

  • Multiple management interfaces for system integration

    The iBMC supports the following interfaces:
    • Data Center Manageability Interface Specification v1.5 (DCMI 1.5)
    • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 1.5 and 1.2
    • Command-line interface (CLI)
    • Redfish interface
    • Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) interface
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Fault monitoring and diagnostics

    The iBMC detects hidden risks and ensures stable, uninterrupted 24/7 system operation by providing the following features:

    • System breakdown screenshots and video playback

      Help identify the cause of system breakdown.

    • Screen snapshots and videos

      Simplify routine preventive maintenance, recording, and auditing.

    • Fault diagnosis & management (FDM)

      Provides precise fault diagnosis based on components, facilitating identifying and replacement of faulty parts.

    • Report of alarms using syslog, trap, and email

      Facilitates report of server alarms to the upper-layer network management system (NMS) and helps users learn about server alarms in a timely manner.

    • Support for the LCD to obtain device information from the iBMC
  • Security management
    • The iBMC uses image mirroring to improve system security. Even if the running software breaks down, the system can start from the backup image.
    • Diversified user security control interfaces ensure login security.
    • The iBMC supports import and replacement of multiple types of certificates to ensure data transmission security.
  • System maintenance interfaces
    • The iBMC supports keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) and virtual media to facilitate remote maintenance.
    • The iBMC supports RAID out-of-band monitoring and configuration, improving RAID configuration efficiency and management.
    • The Smart Provisioning implements OS installation, RAID configuration, and upgrades without a DVD, simplifying server installation and configuration.
  • Diversified network protocols
    • The iBMC supports the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to facilitate time settings and ensure time synchronization.
    • The iBMC supports domain management and directory services to simplify network management.
  • Intelligent power supply management

    The iBMC provides power capping to improve deployment density and dynamic energy saving to reduce the operating expense (OPEX).

  • License management

    License management allows advanced features to be used by authorized users.

    The iBMC advanced edition provides the following features:

    • Deploy, clone, and restore OS through the Redfish interface.
    • Collect the original data of intelligent diagnostics through the Redfish interface.
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Updated: 2019-06-04

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