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InfiniBand Network Architecture by MindShare, Inc., Tom Shanley

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Baseboard Management Key (B_Key)

Detailed Description of BaseBoard Manager and Related Topics

For a detailed description of the Baseboard Manager (BM) and related topics (e.g., BMA, MME, CME, and IB-ML), refer to “Baseboard Management” on page 987.

SA/BM Division of Labor

The SA—see “Subnet Administrator's Role” on page 176—provides basic discovery information that is common to all CAs. The SA does not provide information beyond this, such as:

  • VPD (Vital Product Data).

  • Chassis management data.

  • Any other information under BM control.

This information is accessed and controlled by the Baseboard Manager (BM).

What Is the BM?

The BM is the software entity that manages hardware via BM messages (GMPs specifying the BM class). Refer to Figure 16-4 on ...

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