[CentOS] using a Laptop as a KVM console?

Marc Petitmermet petitmermet at mat.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 13 14:55:37 EDT 2010


On Oct 13, 2010, at 20:39 , Rudi Ahlers wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Dale Dellutri <daledellutri at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Your request inspired me to try a google search:
>> 
>>   linux laptop as kvm console
>> 
>> Apparently there is such a device (URL may wrap):
>> 
>> 
>> http://us.startech.com/product/NOTECONS01-Portable-USB-PS-2-KVM-Console-Adapter-for-Notebook-PCs
>> 
>> It may require a Windows XP  or Mac laptop, but at least one page says it
>> works on Linux, too.  You could try to contact StarTech, I guess.
>> 
>> --
>> Dale Dellutri
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
> 
> 
> Thanx Dale, that's what I was looking for :) Now I just need to find a
> local supplier, seeing how expensive this is. I guess my google search
> terms were just a bit off.....

I use this on MacOSX and WinXP on the Laptop side (KVM console) and Linux on the server side:

http://www.epiphan.com/products/other-applications/kvm2usb/

Never tried it yet with Linux as the KVM console, though.


Regards,
Marc



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