A service processor is a
separate, dedicated internal processor located on the
motherboard of a server, a PCI card, or on the chassis
of a blade server or telecommunications platform.
It operates independently from the server’s CPU and
operating system (OS), even if the CPU or OS is locked
up or otherwise inaccessible.
products provide remote reset or power-cycle
capabilities, enable remote access to basic input/output
system (BIOS) configuration or OS console information,
and, in some cases, provide keyboard and mouse control
Out-of-Band Management: the Integrated
Approach to Remote IT Infrastructure Management