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Inssomniak
The Glitch
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Cayuga, ON
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KVM over IP recommendation?

Sorta OT

But I had to de-virtualize a VOIP server, it was giving me trouble in virtualization, so now its on dedicated hardware. But I hate not having console access to it.
Anyone recommend an affordable one port KVM over IP device?
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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I don't know what your definition of "affordable" is, but I use ADDER IP KVMs. They use VNC to view them.

I use the ipeps DA if I need simultaneous local console.
»www.adder.com/products/adderlink-ipeps-da
»www.adder.com/products/adderlink-ipeps
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Inssomniak
The Glitch
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Looks cool!

I like the virtual media thing too!

Whats it cost? Cuz Im on the road texting and driving and don't wanna look right now
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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I don't recall what we paid for either model (we have both), but ISTR it was ~$600 - $700.

www.froogle.com can give you a range of prices, but don't text and drive. Lowest I see on froogle is $381.
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Hahausuck
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reply to Inssomniak
Might check startech too. I used to buy standard KVM stuff from them for decent pricing.


twizlar
I dont think so.
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join:2003-12-24
Brantford, ON
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reply to Inssomniak
Lantronix Spider

»www.lantronix.com/it-management/···der.html

~$300 they work fantastically.
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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said by twizlar:

~$300 they work fantastically.

Curious how well the client works. Most of the browser based ones I tried needed either activex or java and I hate both with a passion.

With the ADDER, all that is needed is VNCviewer which is something I already have and use for other hosts. I can carry it around on a USB stick and it doesn't need to be installed.
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TomS_
Git-r-done
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reply to Inssomniak
Besides the very obvious, what cant be done on the VoIP server over an SSH session for example?

If all you're doing is banging out commands on the CLI, SSH is probably going to be a lot more responsive than a video stream of the desktop.

Assuming its *nix based and not Windows based of course.


Inssomniak
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Yea normal operations are web or ssh based.
Its when its down or unresponsive I like to see the console for errors. its more of a peace of mind thing. I like peace of mind things
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TomS_
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So another suggestion, is if it doesnt boot in to a graphical interface, you could redirect console output to a serial port (relatively easy to configure on a *nix box), and use some sort of serial to ethernet adaptor to access the console.


Inssomniak
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No it doesnt, its a linux box, thats a good idea

lutful
... of ideas
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Ottawa, ON
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reply to LLigetfa
said by LLigetfa:

Lowest I see on froogle is $381.

I am shocked at the high prices for KVMoIP devices.

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a) We use IP-enabled power bar and serial console to reboot/access overseas servers.

b) Newer Intel hardware has built-in remote access features which can access bios and drive even during blue screen. I know some Linux guys who use that feature but have never tried it myself.


CMack

join:2004-07-30
canada
reply to Inssomniak
This might work for you »www.kavoom.biz/k/prod_overview.html

rfnut
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Fisher, IL
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reply to Inssomniak
I too have have good experiences with the Latronix Spider. Get the separate power supply, as well for times where you are USB limited, such as wanting other usb devices attached as well.