v Automatic Server Restart (ASR) when POST is not complete or the operating
v Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Specification V2.0 and
v Invalid system configuration (CNFG) LED support.
v Serial redirect.
v Serial over LAN (SOL).
v Active Energy Manager.
v Query power-supply input power.
v PECI 2 support.
v Power/reset control (power-on, hard and soft shutdown, hard and soft reset,
v Alerts (in-band and out-of-band alerting, PET traps - IPMI style, SNMP, e-mail).
v Operating-system failure blue screen capture.
v Command-line interface.
v Configuration save and restore.
v PCI configuration data.
v Boot sequence manipulation.
The IMM also provides the following remote server management capabilities
through the OSA SMBridge management utility program:
v Command-line interface (IPMI Shell)
v Serial over LAN
Using the USB memory key for VMware hypervisor
The VMware hypervisor is available on server models that come with an installed
IBM USB Memory Key for VMware Hypervisor. The USB memory key comes
installed in the USB hypervisor connector on the SAS riser-card (see the following
illustration). Hypervisor is virtualization software that enables multiple operating
systems to run on a host computer at the same time. The USB memory key is
required to activate the hypervisor functions.
system hangs and the OS watchdog timer times out. The IMM might be
configured to watch for the OS watchdog timer and restart the server after a
timeout, if the ASR feature is enabled. Otherwise, the IMM allows the
administrator to generate an NMI by pressing an NMI button on the information
panel for an operating-system memory dump. ASR is supported by IPMI.
Intelligent Platform Management Bus (IPMB) support.
schedule power control).
The command-line interface provides direct access to server management
functions through the IPMI 2.0 protocol. Use the command-line interface to issue
commands to control the server power, view system information, and identify the
server. You can also save one or more commands as a text file and run the file
as a script.
Establish a Serial over LAN (SOL) connection to manage servers from a remote
location. You can remotely view and change the UEFI settings, restart the server,
identify the server, and perform other management functions. Any standard Telnet
client application can access the SOL connection.
Chapter 3. Configuring the server