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Re: [SLUG] Video card that is actually a terminal server?


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Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> Hi folks.
> 
> Is there such a device as a "video card" that is actually a terminal 
> server?  I.e., I can telnet/ssh into the console remotely and 
> independently of the actual computer?  I have a server in the corner 
> that I don't want to attach a screen to, but need to be able to see the 
> bootup/shutdown sequence occasionally.
> 
> If so, what are they called, so I can start hunting one down?

Do you have a particular brand of server Simon? IBM, HP and Dell all
have their own cards which provide this service (RSA for IBM, rILO for
HP, can't remember what its called for Dell).

As for other brands of servers, I don't know what's available except
perhaps for remote KVM type solutions which might cost more than your
willing to spend.

Your other option is perhaps a serial connection to another
server/workstation. You'll be able to atleast see bootup from grub/lilo
onwards.

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dave.
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