[AusNOG] IP KVM
s.ewing at aussiehq.com.au
Tue Jun 24 17:44:17 EST 2008
We use 16 port ATEN KVM over IP units for our legacy equipment (ie: servers that don't have remote management cards). They're 1U.
They're about $1600 which works out to be $100 per port, which is quite reasonable. They only support one simultaneous user, but do support multiple logins, so if a customer needs to rent KVM access for 'x' hours you can give them a login that only works for their port.
There's also an 8 port version, but it's only a few hundred cheaper so if you think you may go beyond 8 ports then you're much better off going for 16 ports from the get go.
There's a Java client (that works fine under Linux and OS X), as well as a Windows client. You can also use the unit as a local KVM.
From: ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Sean K. Finn
Sent: Tuesday, 24 June 2008 5:34 PM
To: 'Eric Cheng'; 'ausnog at ausnog.net'
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] IP KVM
If it's only for YOUR access, get a single port IP/KVM and hook an 8 port non-ip kvm up to it, and use key combo codes to flick between boxes 1 to 8.
I don't have any recommendations for multi-access multi-server kvm/ip boxes though, they tend to be 600$ to 1000$ per port. I'm keen to hear if anyone has any cheaper ones available though.
Even though i'd love to fully kvm-over-ip everything, I just can't justify spending 600$ per server when I can just as easily walk into server room and work on them J I understand if its remote, but not when i have them near me.
From: ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Eric Cheng
Sent: Tuesday, 24 June 2008 5:07 PM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] IP KVM
I'm looking to implement a IP-KVM solution. Has anyone got any recommendations / feedback? Needs to support about 8 servers and fairly cost effective. I've had a look at the Raritan and also the Avocent range and the Raritan Dominion KXII seems to be best out in the market at the moment.
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