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

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 20:25:53 UTC 2009


On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:11 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Thomas Harold wrote:
>> Rather off-topic, but I'm looking for IP-based KVMs (~16 ports) that can
>> handle both PS/2 and USB hookups on the server side.  All of the answers
>> over at Slashdot are a few years out of date and it looks like prices on
>> KVM head units have dropped a bit over the years.
>>
>
> my suggestion?   get servers with an integrated TCP KVM, like Dell's
> DRAC, or HP's iLO (for which you need to spend $150 or so extra to
> enable 'advanced iLO'), and be done with it.   not only KVM but virtual
> CD/DVD for installing, troubleshooting.

Yup, that's the best way, but for older servers it's hard to add them,
so a remote KVM and a remote power switch is sometimes the best you
can do.


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