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  • Dell Remote Access Card 5th Generation Vs. IP Based KVM (Avocent)

    Getting ready to jump from 3 servers to seven by the end of the year.
    Probably going to move to a co-location facility at that time.
    Looking into ways to manage the servers remotely (besides RDP when the
    OS is working). We are a Dell shop. I see that they have the Dell
    Remote Access Card 5th Generation available on their servers. I also
    looked into Avocent's IP based KVM's. Budget is important, but take
    that out of the equation. I'm looking for anyone with experience with
    either and their opinions of them or recommendations. Appreciate it.

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    Re: Dell Remote Access Card 5th Generation Vs. IP Based KVM (Avocent)

    I like remote access cards. They are part of the box, need nothing more than config and an ethernet cable/port, and enable a whole host of functions you just don't get with KVM's. (For instance, you can power off, power on, hard reset, check CPU core temperatures, run simple diagnostics, see basic server status information... all with only an ethernet port). A KVM does only that; keyboard video and mouse.


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      Re: Dell Remote Access Card 5th Generation Vs. IP Based KVM (Avocent)

      I was in the same boat. I couldn't tell if IP based kvm would be enough or not. In a lot of cases it would be and it allows you to add in cheaper server boxes to the mix but like stonelaughter said you can actually hardpower the device which will save you a trip to the data center.

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