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Re: KVM question

 We use the Avocent KVM-over-IP units here, and they work reasonably 
well. Have to use some kinda clunky java-based software to connect to 
them, but it works well enough. 

On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 12:11 -0400, John Abreau wrote: 
> I recently bought an Aten 16-port KVM-over-IP unit, and I'm 
> planning to install it next week.  Once I've got it installed, I'll be 
> able to tell you how well it works. 
> Jerry Feldman wrote: 
> > We just received 7 servers at work, and we now have approval to buy a 
> > rack. We currently have 2 6U servers in the server room. 5 of the new 
> > servers are 4U, 1 is 6U and 1 is 2U.  I probably have some input on 
> > what KVM we will buy. I tend to prefer Avocent since they seem to be 
> > very reliable.  Only one of the servers, to my knowledge has ILO 
> > technology. All but one are Intel boxes, and the other is an HP box. 
> > BostonUsergroups owns a full rack, but I never got it from Shalom 
> > Keynan. If anyone knows Shalom, please give me his number since my 
> > company will buy the rack from BUG. We will be moving fast on this 
> > since the servers are affecting the office golf game :-) 
> > 
> > What I would prefer to do is to buy a KVM over IP because the server 
> > room is locked, and we need to get one of the Regus Office employees to 
> > let us in, but we also have some people working on weekends.   
> > 
> > Or we could go a more standard route with a KVM with integrated 
> > keyboard, mouse and video. 

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