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Oracle ILOM supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), which enables you to monitor and control your server platform, as well as to retrieve information about your server platform.
IPMI is an open, industry-standard interface that was designed for the management of server systems over a number of different types of networks. IPMI functionality includes field-replaceable unit (FRU) inventory reporting, system monitoring, logging of system events, system recovery (including system resets and power-on and power-off capabilities), and alerting.
The monitoring, logging, system recovery, and alerting functions available through IPMI provide access to the manageability that is built into the platform hardware.
The service processors (SPs) on your servers and server modules (blades) are IPMI v2.0 compliant. You can access IPMI functionality through the command line using the IPMItool utility either in-band (using the host operating system running on the server) or out-of-band (using a remote system). Additionally, you can generate IPMI-specific traps from the Oracle ILOM web interface, or manage the SP's IPMI functions from any external management solution that is IPMI v1.5 or v2.0 compliant.