Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: American Megatrends
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 42.4 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2K, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.49 / 08 Feb 2004
The AMI Series 906 SCSI Processor Device is a single channel, 6 Ultra 320 slot IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) backplane that has clustering support. Main features of the device include 6 Ultra 160 or Ultra 320 slots, automatic termination and support for SAF-TE version 1.1 and IPMI 1.0 and 0.9. This device likewise has an asynchronous SAF-TE processor, LEDs for status and activity for every slot, global LEDs for rebuild, failure and activity and support for hot swap drive with individual power control for every slot. A backplane like the AMI Series 906 SCSI Processor Device is a circuit board that is capable of connecting a number of connectors parallel to each other in order that every pin of every connector will be linked to the same pin of all other connectors to form a computer bus. This device will then be utilized as a backbone for connecting a number of circuit boards thereby producing a complete system.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Backplanes like this device are typically utilized in preference over cables since they are considered more reliable. In a system using cables, the cables have to be flexed each time a card is removed or added to the system. This flexing operation is usually the cause of a mechanical failure. On the other hand, a backplane’s life relies only on the longevity of the connectors it uses. Backplanes are likewise widely used to connect a disk array controller to multiple hard drives and are found mostly in servers, disk arrays and disk enclosures. One the most valuable functions of the AMI Series 906 SCSI Processor Device is its support for the IPMI or Intelligent Platform Management Interface. This interface allows IT managers to access the control and information features for platform management. This allows for more precise diagnoses of hardware problems, predictions of hardware failure and initiation of recovery actions. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AMI Series 906 SCSI Processor Device errors before installing any driver updates.