THX1138 at dakotacom.net
Sun Aug 13 18:53:40 CDT 2006
Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> On Sunday 13 August 2006 06:40 pm, Scott Quinn wrote:
>> Don said
>>> Amusing to think someone will spend $125+/node
>>> just to live WITHOUT a keyboard! :-(
>> Somewhat disappointing, too. The way you run servers without keyboards is
>> using a serial terminal plugged into a multiplexer. Clean, and
Sure. But servers aren't workstations. :-(
As I said, I suspect the reason "my" problem hasn't been
solved adequately/economically/etc. is that the folks who
buy KVM's and the like are running farms of largely
homogenous systems (and only need a console when they
need to figure out why a box doesn't want to boot, etc.)
>> substantially less pricy. No Wizards or other excuses, though - you have to
>> know your stuff for that.
> Serial ports? Multiplexer? I just do it over the LAN, where they're all
> connected already anyhow...
What do you do when one of your boxes fails to boot? :>
(and, thus, the network stack isn't up and running).
One port terminal servers can be helpful. As can newer
boxes that have built in network ready management consoles...
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