micro tca training

µTCA Training

Kontron Academy Workshop now offers µTCA Training.

This two day training is recommended for users, system integrators and support staff working with µTCA systems. It is a shortcut for those who would like to receive the most important knowledge about µTCA without needing to dedicate time into the specifications.

Kontron experts with field experience will provide instruction to ensure you will understand how to avoid common mistakes.


Training Agenda:

  • µTCA Architecture, hardware building blocks
    • Racks, backplanes, AMC modules; MCH modules
    • Mechanical details
    • Naming conventions
    • Backplane connections, Ethernet, SAS/SATA, PCI-Express, SRIO
    • Power modules (PMs)
    • Cooling units (CUs)
  • IPMI functional basics
    • Messages, net-functions, luns .
    • Completion codes
    • Events
    • FRU-data
    • Sensors
    • Sensor Device Repository SDR
    • Sample sensor list
    • System Event log SEL
  • µTCA Operation and Management based on IPMI
    • Functional block diagrams,
    • Responsibility of Shelf manager, Carrier manager and MCMC
    • AMC modules and MMC controller
    • MCH tasks
    • Ekeying
  • M-States, Fru activation / deactivation sequence
    • Sensor merge
    • Power record calculation
    • PM operation (autonomous, managed)
    • Redundant PM’s
    • Cooling Units, cooling algorithm, temperature sensor events
  • Kontron MCH Details
    • System status / management
    • Switch management (FastPath)
    • Network access
    • Telco clock / bits clock
    • Firmware update
  • Kontron PrAMC details
    • Local KCS Interface
    • OEM extensions
    • Gracefull OS shutdown
    • Implemented sensors
  • Tool support
    • Graphical User Interface for System configuration
    • Remote Management (IPMItool)
    • Use of ipmi over lan (IOL)
    • Use of serial over lan (SOL)
  • µTCA special items, requiring extra care
    • PCIe hotswap
    • Board removal / insertion and influence to PrAMC configuration
    • PCIe backplane point to point connections
    • PCIe reference clock
  • Typical issues, pitfalls
    • Switching loops
    • PCIe lane reversal
  • Debug tips
  • Q&A session

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