adding keyboard after reboot with no keyboard ...
noc at hdk5.net
Wed Apr 11 20:35:19 UTC 2007
Derek Ragona wrote:
> At 09:55 AM 4/10/2007, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
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>> I hate it when a subject doesn't easily present itself ... but ...
>> Is there something that I'm missing, such that if I add a keyboard to
>> a server
>> *after* rebooting it with no keyboard, that will have that keyboard
>> Basically, I have several remote servers, with no keyboards, but if I
>> need a
>> tech to check something on the console (ie. the ethernet went down
>> for some
>> reason), when they plug a keyboard back in again, there is no signal
>> until they
>> actually power cycle the machine ... which of course, is too late to
>> do any
>> diagnosis :(
>> Thx ...
> This is a limitation of the hardware in the keyboards and the
> motherboards. The only solution I have found is to use a KVM switch
> which keeps the keyboard and mouse ports active during bootups.
This is the way I do it as well with 8 servers in a noc .
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