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donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: November 18th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
IP KVMs are very nice concepts, but I've never found a set that are either reasonably cheap OR don't have some shittastic proprietary client you have to use to connect to them. We had some at Rackspace that were no end of trouble to set up and keep configured correctly, but that also required you RD to a Windows box, to use the Windows only client app, to connect to the KVM. I've been leaning toward the possibility of some cheap terminal servers and doing console redirection, or, if you've got Dells, DRACs are a nice, albeit expensive, option, since they work in a browser window.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 18th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
99.9% of what we do is Windows, we only ever had a handful of Linux boxes and we're slowly eliminating them. I expect we'll end up with just two of them - one public box doing SMTP relay and DNS, and one internal box doing CVS, Bugzilla, and the like. So I don't mind a Windows client in this environment - right now most of what I do involves Remote Desktop to get to the servers. When I'm home I use a PPTPv2 VPN into the corporate network, then RD to my desktop at work - then it is like I'm at my desk.