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Is it possible to use IPMI to boot a cPCI server with a backplane? (in a similar fashion to Wake-on-LAN)?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

IPMI is a network protocol. What it CAN do depends not only on it, but also on how it is implemented.

if you ahcve a BMC that is workng even if the computer is off AND it allows to power control the machine - yes. This is standard for any BMC I have ever seen, but some cheap out there may not support it.

Often you do not use IPMI even most of the time - you can use a website or some web services to start the machine, using the controller board.

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hi Tom, I've added a follow up question here if you could kindly have a look:… – Fidel Sep 4 '12 at 14:56

If there is power to the BMC, then yes.

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adaptr could you share your expertise on my followup question?… – Fidel Sep 4 '12 at 14:57

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