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Chapter 1. Introduction
The Lenovo® ThinkServer® Remote Management Module works as an integrated solution on your server
system. Based on an embedded operating system, the Lenovo ThinkServer Remote Management Module
add-on card provides both exceptional stability and permanent availability independent of the present state
of the server’s operating system. As a system administrator, you can use the Lenovo ThinkServer Remote
Management Module to gain location-independent remote access to respond to critical incidents and
to undertake necessary maintenance.
Designed to work with the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), this small form-factor mezzanine card
enables server control via a built-in Web Console from anywhere, anytime.
This User Guide describes how to use the Lenovo ThinkServer Remote Management Module (hereinafter
referred to as Remote Management Module). It provides an overview of the features of the module and
instructions on how to set up and operate the Remote Management Module.
This Guide is intended for system technicians who are responsible for installing, troubleshooting, upgrading,
and repairing the Remote Management Module. As a system administrator, you can use it to work on the
Remote Management Module to gain location-independent remote access to respond to critical incidents.
The following table lists the terminology used in this document and the description.
Baseboard Management Controller
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Intelligent Platform Management Interface
Keyboard, Video and Mouse
Media Access Controller
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
Before working with your Remote Management Module server product — whether you are using this
guide or any other resource as a reference — pay close attention to the safety instructions. You must
adhere to the assembly instructions in this guide to ensure and maintain compliance with existing product
certifications and approvals. Use only the described regulated components specified in this guide. Use of
other products/components will void the UL listing and other regulatory approvals of the product and will
most likely result in noncompliance with product regulations in the region(s) in which the product is sold.
• System power on / off: The server power button DOES NOT turn off the system power or Remote
Management Module power. To remove power from the Remote Management Module you must unplug
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