Chassis Baseboard Management Elements

Figure 34-3 on page 996 illustrates what the specification refers to as an actively managed chassis. It is comprised of the following elements:

  • Embedded switch. This switch is embedded in the chassis. It is connected to each of the installed IBA modules via one or two IBA links and is connected to the external IBA fabric, in this example, by a single link (there could be more than one external link). The embedded switch incorporates the following entities:

    - BMA (Baseboard Management Agent). Sends and receives (and executes) BM GMPs.

    - MME (Module Management Entity).

    - IB-ML Agent. Permits the MME to send and receive transactions over a dedicated, point-to-point IB-ML channel with the Chassis Management Entity ...

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