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Re: KVM question - skip this technology entirely

 On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 7:44 AM, Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> On Sun, 11 May 2008 22:42:52 -0400 (EDT) 
> "Rich Braun" <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> > Hmm I don't understand this argument.  If main power to the computer is off 
>  > then you can't turn it on no matter what kind of options you have.  In my case 
>  > I'm working with systems that each have two power supplies so hopefully the 
>  > above scenarios would be virtually impossible (at least, no more likely than a 
>  > scenario where a DRAC could somehow put power into the system by some 
>  > alternate method).  The KVMs don't have any mechanism for power cycling or 
>  > resetting so that's what interests me about the DRAC/ILO solution. 
>  > 
>  > Didn't know you could connect a separate power supply to the DRAC or ILO, I 
>  > really am just starting out with this stuff, just wanted to post here that 
>  > this is an alternative to the KVMs (which have *always* frustrated me).  Maybe 
>  > the console front-ends will ultimately prove just as frustrating but so far I 
>  > haven't had any troubles.  And the "user experience" is as good as or better 
>  > than the Raritan or Avocent connection, at least through a 100-Mbit or faster 
>  > network link. 
>  As mentioned, on an HP ILO, when you power off the computer (eg. 
>  shutdown -h or via the power button) the ILO board remains powered on. 
>  Certainly, if you pull the plug (or plugs) that will certainly power 
>  down the ILO. 

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