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Suggestion for KVM over IP

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:

> On 01/17/2011 10:06 AM, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
> >> From: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at [mailto:discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at] On
> Behalf
> >> Of Dave Peters
> >>
> >> My company is looking to purchase a KVM over IP. Any suggestion for KVM
> >> over IP is appreciated.
> > Most systems have built-in now, ilom, ipmi, remote console ... names and
> > functionality vary from vendor to vendor.  Sometimes certain things (like
> > remote gui and/or remote mapping of optical drive) can be optional or
> > a-la-carte.
> >
> > Maybe that's not helpful in your situation.
> >
> One other issues is that some KVMs are single user. The Rose unit I had
> was single user where only one host could be used at the same time,
> where the Aten unit (CS1716i) supports multiple users concurrently.
> Additionally some units require a proprietary application. For instance,
> the Aten has both a Windows and Java client and the hosts can be
> accessed via any web browser. There was some reason why I did not
> recommend the Raritan. Prices range from under $1000 to several
> thousands. I think the Rose unit was about $2000. We also have a rack
> mounted screen. I think you have to look at the features and the prices.
> If you are going to have people using the KVM actively most of the time,
> then your selection might be for one of the higher priced units, but for
> IT use such as installing software and system configuration, the lower
> priced Aten unit is more than enough.
> I did mention mouse sync. With the Aten unit you can toggle the system
> mouse off. It was well worth the $800 we spent on it.
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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Raritan has multi-user units.


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