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Re: KVM question - skip this technology entirely

 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. 

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