To support ASR function, two things are required.
• Server hardware to implement WDT (Watchdog Timer), i.e. BMC
• Management software agent to send a heartbeat in the form of a reset watchdog timer
The watchdog timer hardware will count down from a configurable value and restart or shutdown
the server if the count reaches zero. Management software agent will periodically send
a heartbeat to reset the timer so that if the operating system, drivers, or services stop
functioning, the server system will be automatically restarted or shut down.
The watchdog timer hardware must provide a mechanism to request to either shut down or
restart the server upon the countdown reaching zero. Shutdown is equivalent to a power
off by holding the power button for > 4 seconds. Restart is equivalent to a system reset
(that is pressing the reset button).
Currently, there is no agent support with Smart Server Manger.