KVM over IP (Was: Re: adding keyboard after reboot with no keyboard) ...

Don O'Neil lists at lizardhill.com
Tue Apr 10 20:23:25 UTC 2007

Try the Aten CN6000... They can be purchased for less than $500... They work
GREAT, and can be attached to a KVM switch to cascade for multiple servers.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Derek Ragona
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 1:09 PM
To: Marc G. Fournier; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: KVM over IP (Was: Re: adding keyboard after reboot with no
keyboard) ...

At 02:11 PM 4/10/2007, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>Hash: SHA1
>Does anyone know of a reasonably priced one?  Our newer servers, we've 
>been using HP servers, so that we have this built in, but I have 6 
>older servers that I'd love to be able to deal with remotely without 
>headaches ... I only need to be able to access one at a time ...
>I've tried the 'serial console' route, but if the server crashes, 
>logging in to the serial console doesn't show you anything, whereas, 
>with the HP 'remote console' feature, its the same as a KVM, where 
>running it does a screen refresh, so that I can see what is on the 
>screen at the time of the crash ...

The simplest thing you can do is to make sure you are logging the console
messages.  I set all remote servers to log the actual console output to a
separate log file in /etc/syslog.conf adding the line:
console.info                                    /var/log/console.log

and adding a line to /etc/newsyslog.conf to rotate the logs:
/var/log/console.log                    600  5     100  *     J


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