Avocent - MGP5200. MergePoint 5200 Service Processor Manager

Avocent - MGP5200. MergePoint 5200 Service Processor Manager

Avocent - MGP5200. MergePoint 5200 Service Processor Manager

  • Overview
The MergePointâ„¢ 5200 service processor (SP) manager streamlines and consolidates the management of servers with SP technologies; specifically, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI, versions 1.5 and 2.0), Dell® Remote Access Card (DRAC) and HP® Integrated Lights-Out (iLO).
As part of the MergePoint 5200 series of service processor managers, the MergePoint 5200 appliance provides secure Serial over LAN (SoL) console access, power control and server hardware monitoring, along with IPMI provisioning and SP auto discovery. When used in conjunction with DSView® 3 management software, the MergePoint 5200 SP manager provides essential server coverage, which complements the overall management infrastructure.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance offers both a feature-rich Web user interface as well as a command line interface that leverages the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware Command Line Protocol (SMASH CLP), a standards-based user and scripting interface defined by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). This provides a single command line interface to manage servers from multiple manufacturers, simplifying management and streamlining interoperability while providing scripting and automation capabilities.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance not only makes it easier to take advantage of SP features, but also enhances SP functionality with add-on features. For example, the SoL feature complements the continuous data logging capabilities, resulting in additional security and auditing. Also, simultaneous power control of multiple servers boosts the already existing power management capabilities of SPs, including graceful shutdown support for IPMI. These features allow the user to completely unleash the power of SP technologies.

The MergePoint 5200 appliance also eases the deployment and management of these technologies. With easy-to-use IPMI provisioning capabilities and an auto discovery mechanism for server management technologies within the network, the MergePoint 5200 appliance is ideal for enterprise data centers as well as for high performance computing (HPC) and other clustering environments.
MergePoint TM 5200 Service Processor Manager Quick Facts

  • Perform secure, remote server management from any location using service processor technologies
  • Provides secure Serial over LAN console access, power control, server hardware monitoring, IPMI provisioning and service processor auto discovery
  • Offers both a Web user interface as well as a command line interface using the SMASH CLP protocol
  • Provides additional security, auditing and continuous data logging capabilities

Features and Benefits
Feature Benefit
Server Management
SoL, power control, hardware monitoring and alerts Complete, full-featured remote server management from a single interface
SoL with data logging Better auditing, faster troubleshooting
Group execution of commands Control the server infrastructure as a whole
Event and alert management Enables proactive response to server issues
Integrated support for Microsoft® Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Full server management coverage (in-band and out-of-band) from one user interface
Service Processor Management
IPMI provisioning Faster, easier IPMI deployment
Service processor auto discovery Better use of already deployed server management capabilities
User Interface
Single console for multiple service processor types Consolidated server management regardless of the type of embedded management technologies in use
Embedded web interface Intuitive interface provides a shorter learning curve and faster product deployment
Standards-based, consistent, scriptable command line interface (SMASH CLP) Reduces human error, simplifies training, automation and integration with other management tools
Integration with DSView 3 Management software Provides a single interface for management of the entire IT infrastructure


Service Processor Support IPMI 1.5, IPMI 2.0, DRAC, iLO
Memory 512 MB RAM
Storage 80 GB SATA hard drive, 7200 rpm
Interfaces 2x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports
1x RS-232 serial console port
Height 1.7 in (4.3 cm)
Width 16.8 in. (42.7 cm)
Depth 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Weight 13 lb. (5.9 kg)
Operating Temp 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C)
Storage Temp –31ºF to 158ºF (–35ºC to 70ºC)
Humidity 10 to 90% non condensing
Power 260 W universal
Approved Agency FCC Class B
EN 60950/IEC 60950
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)