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"Lights Out" IPMI KVM over IP for Dedicated Servers

Most SVWH Dedicated servers can be ordered with "Lights Out" IPMI KVM over IP Remote Management support built into the motherboard. IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a hardware-level interface specification that provides remote provides remote Keyboard-Video-Mouse access to your server for complete hardware control, including reboots - even if the server is powered off. The control console provides hardware monitoring, diagnostics, and the ability to remotely load ISOs from your local PC. With IPMI server administrators can view a server's hardware status remotely, receive an alarm automatically if a failure occurs, and power cycle a system that is non-responsive.

Key Features:

  • IPMI with KVM Over LAN **
  • Serial Over LAN (SOL)
  • VSC 2.0 supports Video Solutions up to 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz **
  • Virtual Media Over LAN (Virtual USB Floppy/CD and Drive Redirection) **
  • LAN Alert-SNMP Trap
  • Event Log
  • OS Independent
  • Hardware Health Monitor
  • Remote Power Control
  • Management Tools - IPMIView, CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Support RMCP & RMCP + Protocols

How does it work?

IPMI defines the protocols used for interfacing with an embedded service processor. This service processor – also known as Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) – resides on the server motherboard. The BMC links to a main processor and other onboard elements via a simple serial bus.

What does it do?

A Motherboard with an onboard Intelligent Management controller monitors onboard instrumentation such as temperature sensors, power status, voltages and fan speed, and provides remote power control capabilities to reboot and/or reset the server. It also includes remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system console information via SOL (Serial over LAN) or embedded KVM capabilities. Because the controller is a separate processor, the monitoring and control functions work regardless of CPU operation or system power-on status.

Anytime and Anywhere!

An administrator accesses the BMC by using an IPMI-compliant management application loaded on a PC or via a web interface on a management appliance that includes IPMI management and KVM. The IPMI protocol leverages an out-of-band network (typically dedicated for server monitoring and management), which provides a secure path for mission-critical applications when regular in-band connectivity is lost or is unresponsive. IPMI messages follow the same format whether they are received through an operating system or are sent and received out-of-band.

Remote OS installation from an ISO

Use SSL or the Supermicro Intelligent Management web interface to install an OS from an ISO on your local machine.

Additional Features

The IPMI 2.0 specification supports Serial over LAN to redirect serial console functionality into IPMI over IP. Administrators can then gain full remote access to text-based system information and control for BIOS, utilities, operating systems and applications. IPMI 2.0 also offers major security enhancements. In summary, SIM includes the following key features.

  • Embedded microprocessor providing optional out-of-band KVM capabilities, extending the use of a single keyboard/monitor/mouse to the entire network.
  • Enhanced authentication support that provides stronger processes for establishing secure remote sessions and authenticating users.
  • Enhanced encryption support that allows for secure remote password configuration and protects sensitive system data when transferred over the network

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KVM over IP Pricing:

$15/month
No set-up fee!

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