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 The Sun Approach
Author: Nonesuch 
Date:   28-09-02 00:09

Recent platforms from Sun Microsystems take this a couple of steps futher.

"Entry level" server products (Netra) with LOM interfaces bring up the LOM serial port with soft-power, and have firmware with support for power control, fan status, and manual or watchdog reset.

Mid-range servers (E250, Sun Fire 280) have the "RSC", a card with on-board backup battery, PCMCIA modem, serial, and ethernet, with full power control over the host and the ability to do TAP text messaging to a pager.


Nothing like having your server page you to let you know that the datacenter just lost all power and the UPS failed to kick in in time :-)

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 Re: The Sun Approach
Author: St Aardvark the Carpeted 
Date:   09-10-02 17:42

Oh wow...that is so sweet. I love the idea of an onbard modem.

I am now blessing your mid-range server...

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