System Management Controller

What is System Management Controller - SMC?

SMC is an out-of-band management system that allows for:

1. Constant and up-to date access to information about the status of the main disguise server it is contained within such as:

  • Power state
  • VFC cards currently inserted
  • Network adapter details and configuration
  • Server session details

2. Communication with the BMC on the Motherboard allowing for:

  • Turning on and off machines remotely
  • Monitoring physical metrics such as power draw and temperature

To make life easier, all this information is generally available in three different ways:

  • OLED screen on the front of the servers
  • Webpage

The SMC system is currently present in the following disguise machines:

  • vx 1
  • vx 2
  • vx 4