> Marc G. Fournier wrote: > > >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > >Hash: SHA1 > > > > > >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: > > > > > > > >>At 09:55 AM 4/10/2007, Marc G. Fournier wrote: > >> > >> > >>>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > >>>Hash: SHA1 > >>> > >>> > >>>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 > >>>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 > >> > >- ---- > >Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org) > >Email . [EMAIL PROTECTED] MSN . [EMAIL > >PROTECTED] > >Yahoo . yscrappy Skype: hub.org ICQ . 7615664 > > > Aloha, > > 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.
Is it operable from a network connection? That seemed to be a main requirement. There are lots of KVMs that can be hooked up to a monitor and keyboard and even a few that have some special control port. But, the ones that take a plug-in with a network cable to login and control it tend to be quite expensive. I would like to find an inexpensive one that takes a net connection as well. ////jerry > > > ~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii - Phone: 808-284-2740 > + http://hawaiidakine.com + http://freebsdinfo.org + [EMAIL PROTECTED] + > + http://internetohana.org - Supporting - FreeBSD 6.* - 7.* + > "All that's really worth doing is what we do for others."- Lewis Carrol > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"