IRIS slashes 80% remote network management issues
In November 2015, BVM Limited added capabilities to help with the management of remote systems from a central location. The addition, called iRIS, has been added to some of the company’s SBCs ( single board computers), Panel PCs, and complete embedded systems. This is a software suite with an associated, small mezzanine card that can be inserted in a header on the SBC.
Skipping past the need to go into the operating system, or login shell, to implement remote control, the iRIS card is independently powered from a 5V standby line. This means that it can help to power on/ off unresponsive systems through an embedded WAN or separate WiFi connection. Multiple system alert channels are provided via email, SMS, as well as direct to the management server. In addition, video streaming record and event trigger settings give operators a real- time activity view. iRIS is IPMI ( Intelligent Platform Management Interface), 2.0 compliant and 3.0 ready for IPv6 support. In trials, iRIS demonstrated that more than 80% of problems with remote systems can be resolved over a network. Further, if an engineer does have to attend site, the diagnostic and logging capability of iRIS reduce the on- site time required, typically by more than 15%.