Appendix II: SMDC Information
Tyan Server Management Daughter Card (SMDC) is a powerful yet cost efficient
solution for high end server management hardware packages. Tyan's goal is to
provide remote system monitoring and control even when the operating system is
absence or simply fails. This empowers Tyan's server board with advanced industrial
Tyan SMDC is a snap in card that provides essential server management solution. It
enables any IT Manager by providing multi interfaces to access the hardware
remotely and perform monitor, control and diagnose activities effectively.
Tyan SMDC is powered by an intelligent controller known as Baseboard Management
Control (BMC). BMC is a standalone mini CPU and runs on its own Real Time
Operating System (RTOS) to complete all different kinds of tasks. Backed by
QLogic's ARM7 technology, IT manager can rest assure his server machines are
always taken care.
Tyan SMDC is not a peripheral card. Unlike regular peripheral card such as AGP card,
Network card or SCSI card, SMDC does not require any hardware specific driver. As
long as a standby power comes into the system, SMDC will begin looking after the
Tyan SMDC provides diversified methods to communicate with the hardware. IT
manager has the flexibility to choose among Keyboard Controller Style (KCS), Block
Transfer (BT) style, Intelligent Chassis Management Bus (ICMB), Intelligent Platform
Management Bus (IPMB), Emergency Management Port (EMP) and standard IPMI
Over LAN communication as defined in latest IPMI 1.5 specification.
Tyan SMDC is compatible with all IPMI compliance software as well as Tyan System
Operator (TSO) software package.
By adding SMDC, Tyan's server board becomes a highly manageable and IPMI
compatible system with all the advanced features suggesting in IPMI Spec.
More detailed information on Tyan's SMDC card can be found on our website: