[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Tue Nov 28 23:12:13 PST 2006

Bill Broadley wrote:
> Does anyone know if IPMI can "share" a GigE port?  Or does it usually
> require a dedicated port on the host?
Yes, definitely.
The Supermicro IPMI cards can share the eth0 port with the main gigabit 
channel. The cards are powered up and on the network whenever power is 
applied to the chassis. There is a bridge somewhere on the motherboard 
which bridges between eth0 and the IPMI interface.

      John Hearns
      Senior HPC Engineer
      Streamline Computing,
      The Innovation Centre, Warwick Technology Park,
      Gallows Hill, Warwick CV34 6UW
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