Kontron Unveils MicroTCA Starterkit
All Kontron MicroTCA systems are managed over IPMI. The MCH is in charge of this type of management: it checks electronic keying before booting-up the system; it controls the power, hot-swap cycles and fans. Also, IPMI allows monitoring the system, i.e. to check system event logs, monitor the health of the system and to take measures in case of problems. In order to facilitate system configuration over IPMI, Kontron provides the Kontron OMVIU graphical user interface.
Kontron OMVIU is a Java based tool and allows remote monitoring and control of MicroTCA systems on any Java enabled platform. The intuitive GUI allows the simultaneous access to several MicroTCA shelf or carrier managers. The product supports Kontron's entire AMC/MicroTCA portfolio and any standard compliant system (backplanes, fan units, power modules), MCH or AMC from other vendors. With Kontron OMVIU, all remote control and visualization can be done via mouse clicks, without the deeper level of knowledge and experience required for a command line interface (CLI).