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> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of 
> Marc G. Fournier
> Sent: April 10, 2007 3:12 PM
> To: Derek Ragona; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: KVM over IP (Was: Re: adding keyboard after reboot 
> with no keyboard) ...
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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 
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> > 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 ...
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> >> Is there something that I'm missing, such that if I add a 
> keyboard to 
> >> a server
> >> *after* rebooting it with no keyboard, that will have that 
> keyboard 
> >> recognized?
> >>
> >> 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 they actually power cycle the machine 
> ... which of 
> >> course, is too late to do any diagnosis :(
> >>
> >> Thx ...
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >          -Derek
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We've used StarTech KVM Over IP switches with both windows and BSD with no 
major issues. They're pretty much the most reasonably priced ones out there.

Tamouh


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