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Using IMM2 with the BladeCenter advanced management module

Use the information in this topic to understand how the IMM2 is used with the BladeCenter advanced management module.

The BladeCenter advanced management module is the standard systems-management interface for BladeCenter products. Although the IMM2 is now included in some BladeCenter blade servers, the advanced management module remains the management module for systems-management functions and KVM multiplexing for BladeCenter products including blade servers.

There is no external network access to the IMM2 on BladeCenter blade servers and the advanced management module must be used for remote management of BladeCenter blade servers. The IMM2 replaces the functionality of the BMC and the Concurrent Keyboard, Video and Mouse (cKVM) option card available in past blade server products.