Intel® System Management Software is a set of management applications for Intel® Server Products that let you view and control hardware (servers, desktops, and laptops) and software (operating systems, applications, and patches) across your network. Small and midsize business (SMBs) face complex IT challenges similar to those of large enterprises, but often without the large budget or staff of IT specialists. Now businesses can simply, smartly, and scalably manage their server hardware with applications and embedded server management tools.
Intel® Active System Console
Built specifically for small businesses, Intel Active System Console is a lightweight console that gives you basic server monitoring capabilities, including server health and an integrated baseboard management controller (Integrated BMC) configuration.
Intel® SNMP Subagent
Intel® SNMP Subagent integrates with third-party enterprise management consoles that support SNMP so you can get server hardware information and monitor server health status.
Full IPMI 2.0 stack is available for comprehensive remote (out-of-band) or local (in-band) management.
Integrated BMC Web Console
Embedded Web Console is available without the requirements for any agents and is always accessible regardless of the state of the operating system.
|Features||Intel® Active System Console||Intel® SNMP Subagent||Integrated BMC||Integrated BMC web console|
|Install requirements||Application: Requires agent install on top of operating system||Embedded: Nothing to install and always running|
|Server environment||Small business, mid-market: One to ten servers||Enterprise and cloud||Enterprise and cloud||All|
|User interface||Web-based: Walkup and remote||Integrates into SNMP-aware enterprise tools||None: Enables IPMI 2.0 connection||None: Enables IPMI 2.0 connection|
|Operating system support||Windows*, Linux*||Windows*, Linux*||Firmware: All||Firmware: All|
|Network configuration||Uses existing operating system network||Uses existing operating system network||Requires additional network configured by BIOS or utilities||Requires additional network configured by BIOS or utilities|
|Single, easy-to-use console||Yes||No||No
|View operating system and BIOS information||Yes||No||Limited BIOS only||Limited BIOS only|
|Hardware predictive failure analysis||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Hardware event log
|Alerting||Yes (e-mail and SNMP)||Yes (e-mail and SNMP)||Yes (e-mail and SNMP)||Yes (e-mail and SNMP)|
|Remote management||Yes: If operating system is up||Yes: If operating system is up||Yes||Yes|
|Remote power on/off/reboot||No||Yes: If operating system is up||Yes||Yes|
|Serial over LAN (console redirection)||No||No||Yes||No|