[CentOS] Affordable KVM over IP switch

Tue Mar 22 15:11:15 UTC 2011
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at softdux.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Devin Reade <gdr at gno.org> wrote:
>>> Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Are there any KVM over IP switches that are not thousands of dollars?
>>>> Ideally a 3-4 port switch for a few hundred seems reasonable to me.
>>> I can attest that the Adderlink iPEPS and iPEPS-DA are excellent units.
>>> They're both in the 500-1000 range.  They're intended for a single
>>> machine, but as long as your access policies allow for it, putting
>>> an electronic KVM switch (~$200) between multiple servers and the
>>> iPEPS works well.
>> Isn't it cheaper, at this price range to get a motherboard with
>> built-in KVMOIP support? I know many Intel & SuperMicro server boards
>> offer this either on board, or as an added module. Even on the smaller
>> / cheaper SuperMicro boards I could add KVMOIP support for about $40
>> per server. And, it doesn't takup any more space on the racks and has
>> much less clutter than those spiders
> Note. This is *NOT* CentOS, this is general systems discussion.
> That's great until you want to connect another session, or haven't had
> a chance to configure a new machine and want to do it remotely, or you
> want to leave your mom's netbook in the rack while you re-install it
> for her. (This just came up on another list.)
> _______________________________________________


Both have their pro's & con's, but in our case we'll always only use
rackmount servers which is why I prefer the onboard modules.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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