Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?

David Brodbeck gull at
Wed Mar 2 21:37:58 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Nerius Landys <nlandys at> wrote:
> Another way to do this, but is quite rare, is to log in via serial
> console.  This requires you to configure serial logins to your server
> (quite easy, but you should test it first) and it requires the data
> center to somehow make it possible to log in via serial console.  That
> is that part that is quite rare.

It's become less rare as more and more servers are coming with IPMI
devices.  Serial-over-LAN can be tough to set up properly, but once
set up it works quite well.

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