MergePoint 5200 Service Processor Manager

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The MergePoint® 5200 Service Processor (SP) Manager streamlines and consolidates the management of servers with SP technologies; specifically, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI, versions 1.5 and 2.0), Dell® Remote Access Card (DRAC) and HP® Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), IBM® Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II), Sun® Advanced Lights Out Management (ALOM), Sun Integrated Lights Out Management (ILOM), Fujitsu-Siemens integrated Remote Management Card (iRMC) and IBM BladeCenter.

As part of the MergePoint 5200 series of service processor managers, the MergePoint 5200 appliance provides secure Serial over LAN (SoL) console access, power control and server hardware monitoring, along with IPMI provisioning and SP auto discovery. When used in conjunction with DSView® 3 management software, the MergePoint 5200 SP manager provides essential server coverage, which complements the overall management infrastructure.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance offers a Web user interface as well as a command line interface that leverages the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP), a standards-based user and scripting interface defined by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). This provides a single command line interface to manage servers from multiple manufacturers, simplifying management and streamlining interoperability while providing scripting and automation capabilities.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance not only makes it easier to take advantage of SP features, but also enhances SP functionality with add-on features. For example, the SoL feature complements the continuous data logging capabilities, resulting in additional security and auditing. Also, simultaneous power control of multiple servers boosts the already existing power management capabilities of SPs, including graceful shutdown support for IPMI. These features allow the user to completely unleash the power of SP technologies.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance also eases the deployment and management of these technologies. With easy-to-use IPMI provisioning capabilities and an auto discovery mechanism for server management technologies within the network, the MergePoint 5200 appliance is ideal for enterprise data centers as well as for high performance computing (HPC) and other clustering environments.

MergePoint 5200 Service Processor Manager Quick Facts

  • Perform secure, remote server management from any location using service processor technologies
  • Provides secure Serial over LAN console access, power control, server hardware monitoring, IPMI provisioning and service processor auto discovery
  • Offers both a Web user interface as well as a command line interface using the SMASH CLP protocol
  • Provides additional security, auditing and continuous data logging capabilities