hardware for home use large storage

Peter C. Lai peter at simons-rock.edu
Tue Feb 9 22:56:35 UTC 2010

On 2010-02-09 05:32:02PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> One similar product that does seem to work well is iLO, available on
>> HP/Compaq hardware.
> I've heard great things about that.  It seems like a much better design - 
> it's essentially a small server that is independent from the main host. Has 
> it's own LAN and serial ports as well.
> Charles

Dell PowerEdge Remote Access (DRAC) cards also provided this as well,
and for a while there, you could actually VNC into them. But HP offers iLO
for no extra charge or discount upon removal (DRACs are worth about $250) 
and has become such a prominent "must-have" datacenter feature that the 
"iLO" term is beginning to become genericized for web-accessible and virtual 
disc-capable onboard out-of-band IP-console management.

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