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[Discuss] Dell Openmanage vs Supermicro IPMI?

We are looking at a more expensive quote for a Dell PowerEdge Server
with the option of OpenManage software, and a quote at half the cost
for a non OEM system from a VAR using a SuperMicro board and
off-the-shelf parts.

In addition to wanting a server with a lot of storage, we also want to
remotely monitor the system's components, leading to OpenManage or a
more generic IPMI option.

I've had mostly exclusive experience with Dell OpenManage on Dell systems.

What are your experiences with OM vs IPMI?   Is it purely name and
cost (Dell vs off-the-shelf), or is there more that I should know or
be aware of?



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