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In the inventory of the components of the Dell PowerEdge server that we are wanting to procure, i see the following :-

Maser Daughter Card - Quantity 1

Maser SW - Quantity 1 - Am assuming this entry is for some software for the above.

Can anyone help me with the following?

  1. What is a Maser Daughter card?

  2. What is it use in a server?

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  • I can't find any reference to this anywhere other than in reference to this question or the similar one you placed on Dell's support forum. Could you show us where this is on their site - a link perhaps?
    – Chopper3
    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:34
  • Actually, i didnt post anything in Dell's forum but i too did see a similar question there - with no answers. I have got a quotation from Dell Sales Manager with this entry for this very strange component :-)
    – Jagmag
    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:38
  • Have you asked this sales manager????
    – Chopper3
    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:44
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    Its gotta be a typo of 'master' but then that begs the question of what a 'master daughter card' does... Jul 21, 2010 at 10:09
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    Well, a daughter-board is something that's often found in Dell Blades, so I guess a "Master" daughter-board might be a daughter-board that's a master for a slave board? I dunno I'm grasping at straws here! Jul 21, 2010 at 23:04

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I asked our Dell account manger this after seeing it on an M910 blade. Apparently it's just an internal factory code that is used for distribution, and doesn't mean anything to an end user.

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  • thanks for that update. The Dell guy at my end didnt have a clue :-)
    – Jagmag
    Mar 5, 2011 at 14:47
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It's a code name for Dell's proprietary embedded management also called Lifecycle controller, it helps with OS deployment with the latest drivers, installing updates, monitoring and performing maintenance on the system when the OS is not present.

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