Typically, proprietary management solutions such as those we see in this text provide greater integration with the hardware and often have better features (monitoring, logging, access) than a generic IPMI implementation.
These are all forms of out-of-band management. IPMI is a standard.
– iDRAC is a proprietary offering from Dell.
– ILO is the HP ProLiant variant.
– ILOM for Sun/Oracle.
In some cases, you may hear the terms used interchangeably.
The proprietary lights-out management solutions provide more integration with the hardware and often time have nicer features (monitoring, logging, access) than a generic IPMI implementation.
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