KVM over IP (Was: Re: adding keyboard after reboot with no
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.
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
At 02:11 PM 4/10/2007, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
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>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:
and adding a line to /etc/newsyslog.conf to rotate the logs:
/var/log/console.log 600 5 100 * J
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