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    Needing a single port KVM console, where to find?

    I am about to colocate a server far far away and I'd like a KVM over IP / remote console to access the remote machine. I only see large 16+ ports KVM over IP switches out there but I only need it for one (or 2 possibly in the future) computer so 16 ports will be overkill.

    Is there any smaller KVM over IP switch for 1~2 computers that is relatively cheap? Thanks.
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    Why not just use a software solution based on VNC or RDP? That'll cost yer absolutely nowt but a little time

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    Because KVM over IP let's you do things like change BIOS settings and run OS reinstalls.

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    I've not seen any - your best bet would be to use something like a RIB board in the compaq machines , but then you'll need a secondary network feed.
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    belkin do something like that which they class as an accessory to their KVM switches.

    edit: something like thisthis

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    Most of the servers we`ve used have ip over serial or modem built in to the bios and come with a management prog.
    Not seen a single solution ever but plenty of multi port commercial KVMs have it and you pay the price.
    Best look second hand or see if the router at that end has a serial connect for the older type of comms which you can use ( if it IS a server) to connect.
    That Belkin thing is just an extender to run the KVM over ethernet and get a longer run.
    Surely the server has built in IP access or an accessory from whoever makes it.
    Last edited by SHISH; 05-05-2005 at 06:48 PM.

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    There old (read VERY old) and might not be up to much these days but have a look at a belkin blackbox servswitch wizard. Royal Bank of Scot used to use them and I THINK they had KVM over IP.
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