Re: KVM over IP
Yeah, the more I look at it, Avocent's stuff appears to be like killing a mosquito with a sledge hammer for our needs. Remote access isn't our major concern so KVM over IP isn't really even necessary. Between Terminal services, rconsole and rconsolej, our remote access needs are pretty well met. On top of that most of the servers are Dells which have the DRAC or ERA cards which provide true console redirection as opposed to terminal services. Although I've had similar results to what lfg described with console redirection. I think all we really need is an analog switch that connects via cat5 and converts on the server end to ps2 and vga. Port density and cleaner racks are what we're really after. But it's been an educational experience none the less. Thanks for the responses and my apologies for crying wolf just a tad. It seems like really cool technology, and it is, but there's no way we can justify the cost for what our needs are.