[nycbug-talk] network kvm

George Georgalis george
Thu Jul 14 14:27:56 EDT 2005

I've never used a network kvm, only read about them in ads. So, I was
wondering if one will really fit my requirement or if there is a better

The idea is to keep people out of a noisy server room. At least one box
in there is running X, and we'd like console access to see bios post
on as many as feasible (eg 6 vs all ~30). Most of these hosts have no
available pci for realweasel, etc.

The best solution would be a regular kvm which can run
vga/keyboard/mouse at ~100" from the console switch. Is there a device
like this available?

What other options are there? (was thinking a kvm that serves vnc
or some such to a rack box, which runs vncclient and X, and from which
ssh X forwarding can be used to get the console...) There is copper Gb

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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