NC-SI Overview and Performance

Network Controller Sideband Interface Overview and Performance

This document provides a brief introduction to the DMTF ( Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI) In management interface. The primary reason for the overview is to provide background information for the main purpose of this document—discussion of the interface’s performance and some important considerations ...a Management Controller (MC) designer can use to achieve the best performance over this interface.

The primary components discussed in this paper are:
• DMTF Defined Network Component Sideband Interface (NC-SI): The physical connection and protocol layer used to allow connectivity between a Management Controller (MC) and a Network Controller (NC).

• Management Controller (MC): A specialized microcontroller embedded on the motherboard of a computer that monitors and manages the system. Another name is Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). MC and BMC are used interchangeably throughout this document.

• Network Controller (NC): The Ethernet Controller utilizing the NC-SI interface to provide network connectivity to the MC.

• Remote Management Console: A computer running software designed to communicate with a MC over a network interface.

Read the full Network Controller Sideband Interface Overview and Performance Notes.

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