IBM PowerPC 405GP Remote Supervisor Adapter

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Re: BM PowerPC 405GP Remote Supervisor Adapter

Unread postby kev009 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:04 am

I would assume there is some proprietary stuff, either connectors or bus protocol, that give this adapter control over power/keyboard/video/mouse of the x86 xserver. It must run an RTOS or cut down Linux depending on age that serve up the HTTP and IPMI capabilities. It's basically a single board computer.. a computer in your computer the same way IPMI and other OOB systems are. If that sounds scary, it is.
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Re: IBM PowerPC 405GP Remote Supervisor Adapter

Unread postby pentium » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:35 am

I know for a fact that it or one of its relatives plug into my x220 server. The software is out there but there's a ribbon cable that needs to run form the card to the board.
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Re: IBM PowerPC 405GP Remote Supervisor Adapter

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:46 am

Does it act like ASMI or something else?
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