- Network management device
- 40 ports
- 100Mb LAN
With multiple Ethernet ports, the MergePoint 5240 appliance connects point-to-point with Ethernet-based service processors, such as HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI, versions 1.5 and 2.0), Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC), IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II) and Sun Advanced Lights Out Management (ALOM).
By consolidating SP Ethernet ports, the MergePoint 5240 SP manager requires only one external IP address and Ethernet switch port for all connected devices, significantly reducing deployment costs associated with SPs. By isolating and protecting the connected SPs from the external production network, the MergePoint 5240 appliance provides secure and efficient rack-level management with seamless integration into the management infrastructure.
As part of the MergePoint 5200 series of SP managers, the MergePoint 5240 appliance provides secure Serial over LAN (SoL), power control, hardware monitoring and the new DirectCommand feature, which enables transparent, secure access to the SP's native interface. When used in conjunction with DSView 3 management software, the MergePoint 5240 appliance provides essential server coverage, which complements the overall management infrastructure.
The MergePoint 5240 appliance allows enterprise-class authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA) security and encryption, and extends this functionality to all servers. Other standard features include data logging, event detection and notification, SNMP proxy, graphing and alarms for sensors and shared access to management ports.