What does the
AOC-SIMLP-3(+) SuperMicro IPMI-card have in favor of the
I see that it has an additional LAN-Port, named as
3rd data port, but what is it actually used for and what are the advantages?
I haven't used one of them but the way I read the literature for this and the other 82541 IPMI cards is you can make use of the extra port available on the Intel 82541 PI Gigabit LAN chip as a normal OS accessible PCIe network card. The Intel LAN drivers are provided for the cards. I read 3rd DATA LAN as being after the two normally included onboard SM X7 and H8 motherboards via an Intel controller.
As mentioned, no real world proof with these to back it up. SM will generally be helpful for presales via email