Embedding an IPMI platform management subsystem to monitor server system health

Primarily utilized in enterprise systems, platform management provides the ability to monitor and report on the health of the system hardware via isolated  hardware/software that does not rely on the operational state of the system’s hardware or software.
The platform management hardware typically resides on the same board as the system hardware; however, because it is isolated it can remain functional even if the system hardware is non-operational. The platform management hardware is usually powered by a separate power supply.
Servers make up the vast majority of these enterprise systems and they are the backbone of the Internet. There are thousands upon thousands of these servers in server farms all over the world. When a server fails or is about to fail, it is important for the technical caretakers to find, fix, or replace the system quickly.

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