Looking for remote console access card that works with FreeBSD
jim at jimking.net
Thu Feb 5 07:14:41 PST 2004
Richard Coleman wrote:
> I'm looking for a remote console card that will work with FreeBSD 5.2
> or -current. The machine is a Dell Poweredge 2450.
> By remote console card, I'm referring to a PCI card that uses a
> separate network connection so that you can remotely access the
> equivalent of a serial console via a web browser or telnet/ssh
> session. Essentially, I need to have remote access to single user
> mode on a collocated box.
> I know that AMI makes such cards (MegaRAC G2), but I don't know if
> they will work with FreeBSD. I checked the hardware compatibility
> list on the web site, but there was no mention of such cards.
> Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
If you have remote access to a serial port you can configure the most
recent PowerEdge 2450 BIOS to use a serial console, and configure
FreeBSD to use a serial console. My co-lo provider has a Cyclades
serial server than I can SSH into and from there connect to my 2450.
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