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Data Center Manageability Interface: Spec, V1.0

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Data Center Manageability Interface: Spec, V1.0

Introduction
This document presents the Data Centers Manageability Interface (DCMI) specifications for Internet Portal servers. The DCMI specifications define standardized, abstracted interfaces to the server management subsystem specific to Data Centers Servers. These specifications are built upon the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), V2.0 specification.

The term Data Centers refers to facilities involved in providing Internet-based services such as search, mail, etc. The unique characteristics of the Internet Portal Data Centers are their huge infrastructures and very large number of servers that must be managed and maintained. This opens up new challenges and issues for server manageability.

Read the full Data Center Manageability Interface Specification, version 1.0.