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Friday, March 15 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
PMCI Standards for Hardware Management

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The OCP Hardware Management Project creates designs and specifications to enable interoperable manageability for Open Compute platforms. Platform Management Components Intercommunications (PMCI) is a Working Group (WG) within DMTF that has developed standards to address “inside the box” communication and functional interfaces between the components of the platform management subsystem. PMCI standards can be leveraged for achieving interoperability between hardware management components of Open Compute Platforms. This talk will cover PMCI scope, work areas, published specifications, including the following important technologies: Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP), Platform Level Data Model (PLDM), and Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI). MCTP is a physical medium independent transport protocol designed to support communications between different platform management subsystem components. PLDM is a data model targeted for efficient communications among platform management subsystem components for accessing low-level platform inventory, monitoring, and control functions including SMBIOS data transfer, Redfish Device Enablement, BIOS control/configuration, FRU data transfer, and firmware update. NC-SI is a sideband communication protocol to enable the exchange of management data between the Management Controller and Network Controller.

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Patrick Caporale

Distinguished Engineer, Lenovo
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Hemal Shah

Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom
Hemal Shah is a Distinguished Engineer and Systems/Software/Standards architect in the Compute and Connectivity (CCX) division at Broadcom Inc. He leads a team of architects. In his role, he is responsible for the product architecture definition of Ethernet NIC products, NIC integration... Read More →

Friday March 15, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
Marriott Salon I&II