[CentOS] [OT] CAT5 IP-capable rackmount KVM units?

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Thu Dec 31 17:52:51 UTC 2009


> Overall using CAT5 is a lot easier, just don't make the mistake of
> thinking that it's ethernet.  CAT5 just provides the wires, the
> signaling is proprietary and would probably fry an ethernet port if
> you plugged one in.  I suggest using different color cables
> specifically for the KVM connections.
>    

That may be true for the solution you know but certainly it is not true 
for many solutions out there. Look for "KVM over IP".

As a quick example, see this page:

http://www.lindy-usa.com/kvm/extenders-listed-by-features/kvm-over-ip/

You can even control equipment over the Internet.




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