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Multi-Protocol Approach to Systems Management Functional Test

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172987D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Current systems management service processors often provide numerous interfaces and protocols to support the inspection and control of the operation of a managed system. The lowest-level protocols provide hardware layer interfaces to the managed device, where the higher-level interfaces and protocols may provide management capabilities to many multiple systems and devices. The concurrent use of these multiple interfaces and protocols for functional verification of systems management firmware/hardware provides several benefits.