08108508 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 6 patents.

A network device includes a web server chip that is connectable to a computer network. The web server chip includes an embedded processor that is programmable to function as a manageability web server, obtain manageability information about the network device and send the manageability to a network manager. The web server chip further includes an interface for communicating with an I2C bus in the network device. The embedded processor is programmable to obtain manageability information about devices connected to the I2C bus. The embedded processor is also programmable to control fan controllers, power supply controllers and other controllers connected to the I2C bus. This, in turn, allows a network manager to command the web server chip to remotely power up and power down the network device. Thus, the web server chip can perform network management functions without burdening the host processor of the network device. If network communications are performed via HTTP, the embedded processor can be programmed to implement an HTTP server, and the network manger can use a web browser and HTML files to run network management software.

Title
Web server chip for network manageability
Application Number
9/102207
Publication Number
8108508 (B1)
Application Date
June 22, 1998
Publication Date
January 31, 2012
Inventor
Chandrasekar Venkatraman
Saratoga
CA, US
Arne Luhrs
Los Altos
CA, US
Robert H Hyerle
Bernin
FR
Marcos Frid
San Carlos
CA, US
John A Dilley
Los Altos
CA, US
Nandakumar Natarajan
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Paul Chou
Los Altos
CA, US
Leena Sansguiri
Palo Alto
CA, US
Dave Goh
Mountain View
CA, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Development Company
TX, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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