If I have a server with only power and ethernet coming out the back, and suddenly I need to adjust BIOS settings, I gotta plug in a keyboard/monitor/mouse somehow. Either the servers are all on KVM switches of some kind (useful, but expensive) or I gotta bring the server to the keyboard/monitor/mouse or vice versa.
I almost always have a laptop with me, and it has a keyboard, monitor, and mouse built-in. Why can't I use that?
I'd like a way to plug the laptop in to the VGA and USB ports of a server, and have the console.
Is there a way to do that?