KVM over IP (Was: Re: adding keyboard after reboot with no
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Wed Apr 11 20:58:40 UTC 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 ...
>- --On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:09:37 -0500 Derek Ragona
><derek at computinginnovations.com> 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
>>>*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
>>>actually power cycle the machine ... which of course, is too late to do any
>>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.
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Reasonably priced in US $
You can get a KVM switch from Newegg.com for a little over $100. US.
Hawking Technology CS168 8 Port is what we installed in our rack here.
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