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What exactly is this for? I haven't been able to find out a definate answer (even after using google). Can it be disabled if I am just using the onboard broadcom nics instead?
Updated on 2012-11-20T06:44:07Z at 2012-11-20T06:44:07Z by SystemAdmin
skyron 2700028U8P99 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: IBM USB Remote NDIS Network Device2011-10-26T06:53:47Z in response to bcarnegieIt is used for internal management for the Bladecenter, for management connection from Blade to Management module. You can just let it be, it won't connect to your external network.
gez 110000859271 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: IBM USB Remote NDIS Network Device2011-10-26T19:32:28Z in response to bcarnegieThe IBM USB Remote NDIS Network Device is used for inband management of the IMM. Its the interface the OS uses to talk with the IMM. For example, if you wanted to update the imm firmware with the windows/linux exe/bin file, this interface would need to be up, and the proper ipmi drivers loaded. Disabling it should not cause any functional impact other than the OS not being able to talk to the IMM. Though, I can't think of any reason why you would want to disable it...
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK9111 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: IBM USB Remote NDIS Network Device2012-11-20T06:44:07Z in response to bcarnegieSo doesn't that mean if it is disabled, that the easy firmware update process using IBM UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPI) will fail?
In which case it's better left alone....