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Intel® Server Management
Feature comparison with the mBMC and optional Intel® Management Module

The following table shows the different features between the miniBMC (on-board management component), Intel® Management Module Professional Edition and Intel® Management Module Advanced Edition when used with the Intel® Management Software 8.x

Management Feature Onboard Platform Instrumentation (mBMC) Intel® Management Module (IMM) Professional Edition Intel® Management Module (IMM) Advanced Edition
Access modes LAN LAN, Serial, Modem LAN, Serial, Modem
Console redirection Text-based (vt100) SOL (VT-UTF8) KVM, SOL (VT-UTF8)
System event log (SEL) 92 entries 3276 entries 3276 entries
Sensor support Max of 32 Max of 256 Max of 256
IPMI support 1.5 2.0 2.0
SNMP support PET traps PET traps PET traps
Out-Of-Band to BMC PET traps PET traps PET traps
Out-Of-Band management NIC NIC TCO Port NIC TCO Port

NIC TCO Port + Dedicated NIC

Command line interface (DPCCLI) Yes (Reduced Feature Set, All SOL command can not be used) Yes Yes
Web management console Yes Yes Yes
SNMP baseboard agent Yes Yes Yes
SCSI/RAID instrumentation Yes Yes Yes
IPMI messaging, commands, and abstractions Yes Yes Yes
Baseboard management controller Yes Yes Yes
Autonomous event logging Yes Yes Yes
DPC - IPMI messaging over LAN (available via both on-board NIC) Yes Yes Yes
LAN alerting using PET Yes Yes Yes
Platform event filtering (PEF) Yes Yes Yes

Sensor data records (SDRs) & SDR repository

Limited Yes Yes
FRU Information Limited Yes Yes
BMC watchdog timer, covering BIOS and run-time software Limited Yes Yes
IPMI channels and sessions Limited Yes Yes
Fault resilient booting (FRB) Limited Yes Yes
BIOS logging of POST progress and POST errors Errors Only Yes Yes
ICMB No Yes Yes
PCI hot-plug No Yes Yes
Power management instrumentation No Yes Yes
EMP (emergency management Port) - IPMI messaging over serial/modem. This feature is also referred to as DPC (direct platform control) over serial/modem No Yes Yes
Serial/modem paging No Yes Yes
Serial/modem alerting over PPP using platform event trap (PET) format No Yes Yes
ICMB (intelligent chassis management bus) - IPMI messaging between chassis No Yes Yes
PCI SMBus support No Yes Yes
Integration with BIOS console redirection via IPMI v2.0 serial port sharing No Yes Yes
Telnet access No No Yes
DNS support No No Yes
DHCP support (dedicated NIC only) No No Yes
Out-of-band (OOB) e-mail alerting No No Yes
Embedded web-server No No Yes
KVM remote viewer No No Yes
Voltage sensors
Baseboard voltage Yes Yes Yes
Processor voltage Yes Yes Yes
SCSI terminator voltage Yes Yes Yes
Power supply voltages Yes Yes Yes
Processor sensors 
CPU thermal trip Yes Yes Yes
CPU IERR Yes Yes Yes
Configuration error Yes Yes Yes
CPU fan/liquid cooler Yes Yes Yes
Proc hot Yes Yes Yes
CPU temperature Yes Yes Yes
CPU FRB1-FRB2-FRB3 No Yes Yes
Present-disabled No Yes Yes
Missing CPU No Yes Yes
CPU thermal control No Yes Yes
(Proc hot)  No Yes Yes
Power unit sensors
Soft fail (didn't turn on) Yes Yes Yes
Failure No Yes Yes
AC lost No Yes Yes
Predictive fail No Yes Yes
Redundancy No Yes Yes
240VA overload No Yes Yes
Power nozzle No Yes Yes
(DC output current)  No Yes

Yes

Power supply sensors

Power gauge (AC input current) No Yes Yes
Power nozzle No Yes Yes
(DC output current)  No Yes Yes
Presence/absence No Yes Yes
Predictive fail No Yes Yes
Failure No Yes Yes
AC lost No Yes Yes
Memory sensors
DIMM presence No Yes Yes
DIMM failure No Yes Yes
DIMM misconfigured No Yes Yes
DIMM mirrored No Yes Yes
DIMM spared No Yes Yes
Memory board missing No Yes Yes
Correctable memory error No Yes Yes
Uncorrectable memory error No Yes Yes
Miscellaneous sensors
Baseboard temperature Yes Yes Yes
Critical interrupt Yes Yes Yes
Chassis intrusion Yes Yes Yes
LAN leash lost Yes Yes Yes
Password violation Yes Yes Yes
Watchdog timer Yes Yes Yes
Event logging disabled Yes Yes Yes
Front-panel button Yes Yes Yes
System event Yes Yes Yes
ACPI power state No Yes Yes
Sensor (I2C bus) failure No Yes Yes
Fan redundancy No Yes Yes
Hot swap fans No Yes Yes
Uncorrectable bus error No Yes Yes
POST codes No Yes Yes
Hot plug PCI slot No Yes Yes
Session audit No Yes Yes
SMI timeout No Yes Yes
Hot swap controller (HSC) sensors
Drive status No Yes Yes
Drive presence/absence No Yes Yes
HSC temperature No Yes Yes
HSC fan(s) No Yes Yes


This applies to:

Intel® Server Management

Solution ID: CS-014121
Last Modified: 19-Jun-2014
Date Created: 29-Jul-2004
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