Here is a good discription of the differences in the RMM3 and the RMM3 lite. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031683.htm
There are 4 versions of the GP board ( S3420GPRX, S3420GPLX, S3420GPLC,& S3420GPV)
The SR1630HGP uses the S3420GPLC
As to your Questions:
any way to use both on-board NICs WHILE maintaining (possibly on different IP) BMC text-only access?
YES, BMC can be configured for access using IPMI commands.
If you have listed the model correctly (SR1630HGP) it has a S3420GPLC board does not support the RMM options.
You may want to confirm and post the part number on the mother boards serial number label so one of the guys on this forum can confirm which board you have.
Note that RMM3 is for SR1630GPRX and SR1630HGPRX models only, which has a S3420GPRX board integraded. SR1630HGP has S3420GPLC board integrated, which has no RMM3 slot.
Now the good news is you don't have to dedicate NIC1 to BMC. Yes you can use both onboard NICs in OS, and BMC shares the physical LAN port of NIC1 for management at the same time.
For more details about server management, see http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030462.htm.
Thanks for your answers.
I'm increasingly confused by this board matter
- the specs say SR1630HGP hosts a S3420GPRX board: http://www.intel.com/Products/Server/Systems/SR1630GP/SR1630GP-specifications.htm
- but comparing the board Part Number given by the BIOS ("E51976-405") from http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/ta095501.pdf seems to refer S3420GPLC
- my system does have the SATA backplane with three hot-plug slots
- the "Platform ID" reported by the BIOS is S3420GPC
The serial number of the board is AZGP02600449.
Thanks for the remote management reference, I'll take it from there.
Ah, the information on spec page seems somehow misleading.
In the system order code, "H" means "Hot-swap HDD", and "RX" means "S3420GPRX board". The Product brief seems more accurate.
Based on your description you have a SR1630HGP.