serial over lan

Maurice Hilarius maurice at
Sun Feb 23 09:48:04 PST 2003

With regards to your message at 10:02 AM 2/23/03, 
beowulf-request at Where you stated:
>A quick comment and a question.
>The serial port redirect available on the IPMI option cards on
>SuperMicro motherboards is significantly flawed, at least in the current
>implementation of the firmware.

>Don Holmgren

While I have not done much with the SMicro implementation, I have worked 
with the Tyan SMDC.
Tyan's SMDC (Server Management Daughter Card)  utilizes a separate discrete 
processor for these tasks.
It supports monitoring and control over the onboard ethernet and/or 
serialports, and works pretty nicely.
It does not generate CPU load or time loss.

With our best regards,

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