Category: System & Controllers
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/2003/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.00001 / 06 Jun 2002
HP Baseboard Management Controller falls under the systems and controllers category. The device which is manufactured by HP is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and NT platforms. The HP Baseboard Management Controller is defined as a specialized microcontroller often embedded on the computer mother board. It is described as the intelligence in what is described as the Intelligence Platform Management Interface (IPMI) architecture. HP Baseboard Management Controller is charged with the duty of managing the interface between the platform hardware and the system management software. The device supports the IPMI specifications which are used to describe such features as diagnostics console support plus hardware and configuration management which are built on the board of the system. HP Baseboard Management Controller offers compliance with IPMI 1.0. In addition, it provides tachometer inputs which are used in the monitoring of fan speed.
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HP Baseboard Management Controller also provides pulse width moderator output for purposes of controlling fan speed. For the front panel switches and buttons the device comes with push button inputs. The controller comes with one serial port that has been multiplexed with a system console port. In addition, HP Baseboard Management Controller comes with 3 12c slave master ports one of which is used for the IPMI. The controller comes with support for Remote Access as well as Intelligent Chassis Management Bus. HP Baseboard Management Controller is equipped with a 32 bit ARM7 RISC processor. The device comes with firmware for IPMI and IPMB interfaces. The Low Pin Count bus on the controller provided access to the Block Transfer interface as well as the Keyboard Controller Style. To use the functions of the device better and more easily, only appropriate and most recent driver versions should be used. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP Baseboard Management Controller errors before installing any driver updates.