funny card in compaq 1600 server

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funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby bradbobak » Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:27 pm

Hi, I have come across a compaq server.. inside it has a pci card with a pcmcia slot populated with a pcmcia modem.. The card also has 4 AA batteries on it.. any ideas what the purpose of this card would be?
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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby ipaddict » Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:31 pm

A backdoor into the server if the power went out?

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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby bradbobak » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:21 pm

Well the hard drives and cpu wouldn't have power.. maybe a way to reboot it on power off?
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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby ipaddict » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:04 pm

bradbobak wrote:Well the hard drives and cpu wouldn't have power.. maybe a way to reboot it on power off?


Unless they're on battery backup, but access to a console and the BIOS/PROM/firmware would be enough to power the machine down safely or for simple remoate management.

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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby TeeTylerToe » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:20 pm

it's a remote management card

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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby roosmcd » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:31 am

Yes, ILO-card. Allows you to dial into the server when it's crashed and do a reboot.
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Re: funny card in compaq 1600 server

Unread postby bradbobak » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:22 pm

good to know :) thanks folks.
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