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Tearing apart IPMI to learn how it's put together

Have you ever looked at the backplane of a server? You know, the kind that’s meant to go into a rack in a datacenter? They’ll usually have more than one ethernet port, but oddly, a lot of the time one of those ethernet ports is gonna be off to the side, over with the USB ports. That’s your server’s IPMI interface, and it can do a lot. We go over how to inspect and tear apart an IPMI image to learn how they're put together.