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  • IP KVM Reviews

    Anyone used these before and can recommend one?

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
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  • #2
    Re: IP KMV Reviews

    I think you mean IP KVM switch
    Yes, I used it quite a while ago from HP. And I liked it. Easy to extend and just an extra network cable to your server instead of 3 cables for the KVM.
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: IP KMV Reviews

      I'm using an Avocent. It works out pretty good it just sucks that you have to buy a IP converter for each server you have.
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      • #4
        Re: IP KMV Reviews

        Are you looking for single node units (i.e. Minicom PX and Lantronix Spider) or for something a bit more large scale (I.e. Raritan Dominion and Avocent DSR8035?)

        EDIT: Or are you looking for something integrated like iLO, DRAC, or a third-party card?
        Last edited by Nonapeptide; 18th June 2008, 01:35.
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        • #5
          Re: IP KMV Reviews

          I'm looking for a single node one.

          I was looking at the minicom one:

          http://www.minicom.com/kvm_ipcontrol.htm

          Michael
          Michael Armstrong
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          • #6
            Re: IP KMV Reviews

            Although retired I used this one:
            http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/s...x-console.html
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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            • #7
              Re: IP KMV Reviews

              avocent is the most common and well known one
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              • #8
                Re: IP KMV Reviews

                Cheers guys,

                I'll take a look into all the suggestions

                Michael
                Michael Armstrong
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                • #9
                  Re: IP KVM Reviews

                  Take a look at the Lantronix Spider. It's cheaper than the Minicom, but seems to have all the features. There's also this ability to "chain" multiple devices together but share one IP address. That's really only useful if you have multiple computers to hook up though. I just bought one from Amazon last night for about $360. Here's a video review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-k0xaAFRCY

                  There's also the Avocent DSR1024 (I don't really like the size or the features though), the Raritan KX2-101 and the Adder iPeps.

                  Whichever one you buy, let us know how it works out for you.
                  Last edited by Nonapeptide; 18th June 2008, 23:05. Reason: spelling
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                  • #10
                    Re: IP KVM Reviews

                    I think were going to go for the Avocent 1020:

                    http://www.avocent.com/SwitchView_IP_1020.aspx

                    Michael
                    Michael Armstrong
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                    • #11
                      Re: IP KVM Reviews

                      Looks good. I like that you can have one local KVM user and one remote IP KVM user. That is one of the annoyances that I've found with most KVM over IP devices. It takes up the video port so that there is no local physical access unless you use some kind of VGA splitter.

                      That may be my next KVM over IP purchase. Thanks for the info!
                      Wesley David
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                      • #12
                        Re: IP KVM Reviews

                        Yeah it does everything we need. We it get's delivered I'll let you know what it's like

                        Michael
                        Michael Armstrong
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                        • #13
                          Re: IP KVM Reviews

                          I can't fault the avocent 1020 IP KVM. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Only issues I can think of are:

                          1. Mouse sync can be a bit iffy
                          2. You cannot shutdown / restart the server via the console like a normal iLo / DRAC card

                          But apart from that they perform the job fine!

                          Michael
                          Michael Armstrong
                          www.m80arm.co.uk
                          MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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