(75) Inventor: Chih-Chiang Hsu, Tu-Cheng (TW)
(73) Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.,
Tu-Cheng, Taipei Hsien (TW)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 470 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 11/025,810
(22) Filed: Dec. 28, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0210232 Al Sep. 22, 2005
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Mar. 19, 2004 (TW) 93107404 A
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 713/2; 714/57
(58) Field of Classification Search 713/1,
713/2; 714/57 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
6,038,689 A * 3/2000 Schmidt et al 714/48
6,324,644 Bl * 11/2001 Rakavy et al 713/1
6,629,240 Bl 9/2003 Lee 713/2
A system for monitoring BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) messages of remote computers by a local server includes: the local server (1) for executing a monitoring program (11) to send requests for acquiring BIOS messages, and receive and display the BIOS messages; the remote computers (2), each remote computer executing a POST (Power On Self Test) program for outputting the BIOS messages, receiving a request for acquiring the BIOS messages from the local server, and transmitting the BIOS messages to the local server; and a network (3) for connecting the local server with the remote computers. Each remote computer includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit) (21) for executing the POST program and outputting the BIOS messages, a remote control card (22) for detecting and capturing the BIOS messages, and a PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus (23) for connecting the CPU with the remote control card. Related methods are also provided.
15 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets