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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
With no license fees, and no BS to have to load on the end hosts, and no registration or other garbage.

Remove from box.
Plug in.
IP.
Run host connections.
Walk away.
Access host from 5000 miles away.

Thanks in advance.


deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Since such a solution doesn't apparently exist, anyone wanna go in on a new company with me?


jmorr34
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
1477 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Lantronix Spider KVM for a single device would work.

Do the Tripplite ones require licenses or software?


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TAMU-93
Texas A&M Fan
Sachse, TX
Member since Oct 2012
315 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Search for KVM over IP.

I've never used these before, but Raritan makes 1, 8, 16, 32 and 64 port versions.


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TigerRagAndrew
Portland Fan
Check my style out
Member since Aug 2004
6868 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access


deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
I have avocents coming out of my ass. They require licensing.


StraightCashHomey21
West Virginia Fan
Altus, OK
Member since Jul 2009
106016 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
quote:

I have avocents coming out of my ass. They require licensing.




they are shitty KVMs


td1
Member since Oct 2015
396 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Server or desktops? We order all our servers with iDRAC enterprise license cards. No kvm needed and full hardware control too.


deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
idrac is not kvm. Setvers with ilo, idrac yada yada but need kvm for emergencies on oob network.
This post was edited on 4/27 at 5:09 pm


TigerRagAndrew
Portland Fan
Check my style out
Member since Aug 2004
6868 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Client too cheap for licensing?


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td1
Member since Oct 2015
396 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
IDRAC is for OOB management/access.


deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
When idrac not working, either I pay 200 Euros an hour for someone to roll a crash cart to a server, and talk back and forth through a language barrier, sending me pics, etc etc etc, or I have a KVM and fix my own problem in 3 minutes.

All the servers are already on oob ilo/idrac/etc but need KVM.



td1
Member since Oct 2015
396 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
Not trying to be an ass, but wouldn't you have to do the same for the KVM too? Why not just keep the server under warranty and let the vendor swap out the OOBM card if it goes out?

I can say, and we may just be lucky, over the past 10 years we have never had an iDRAC failure. We are all Dell so I can not comment on the other vendors OOBM offerings or reliability.

I did find these.

LINK

Looks like they have a single server version too.
They did show one on Amazon when I googled for pricing at seven hundred something.

I Have no experience with them.



deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
34233 posts

re: Recommend KVM Switch for Remote Console Access
I have McAfee appliances laid out in colo pods all over the world and there are constant problems. The servers are a proprietary McAfee solution that have their own version of idrac, I think they call it ipmi. Either way, whenever the ISRM admins and McAfee contractors can't access their stupid shit, I have to open tickets and liason all kinds of bull shite I don't have time for, if I just had a KVM in each site. But you are right, no problems with ilo or idrac, specifically. I just really didn't want to get into that level of detail.

I'll try to find out more about the Raritan.
This post was edited on 4/30 at 12:20 pm


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