When do you need OOB Managament?

The following list identifies some of the situations in which using out-of band management may be required:

· The server is powered down

· Operating system instability and lock ups

· The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is conducting its Power On Self Test

· The server hangs or is not working properly

· The server is very low on resources, which causes the network driver to be very slow or makes it unable to respond to requests

. The network adapter malfunctions or fails

· The switch or router port fails

· An operating system component is running (such as the loader or Recovery Console) that does not support in-band communication

· The server is not fully initialised.