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I am looking into a new hosting infrastructure that have two servers and a switch.
Since I have only 1U available for the switch, I was looking for a appliance that have KVM over IP integrated, so I could do reboots and preboot maintenance.

Do you know one?

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Product recommendation questions are off topic per the updated FAQ. – sysadmin1138 Oct 24 '12 at 13:27
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I do not know of such a device. However, have you considered purchasing servers that have remote management cards (LOM, iLOM, DRAC, etc.)? Those will give you much more functionality than a KVMoIP device will. A simple KVM switch will only provide KVM functionality. A remote management card, however, will perform KVM functions as well as providing power control, ipmi, remote/virtual media, etc.

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Umm, no, I didn't know about them, but I guess that a server with this card are very expensive – Eduardo Molteni Jul 6 '10 at 14:51
Not necessarily - I have purchased Dell servers with DRAC cards for at little as $2000 US. In my experience, KVMoIP devices are quite expensive as well. – EEAA Jul 6 '10 at 14:57
Ok, thanks, I will investigate the DRAC thing. – Eduardo Molteni Jul 6 '10 at 15:00
+1, These sort of cards are definitely the way to go. Many servers already have this functionality built in, so you don't need to buy an extra add-in card. The card to add to servers are generally cheap considering the functionality you get. – Chris S Jul 6 '10 at 15:54
I would like to recommend supermicro servers, which have on-boad IPMI 2.0 with KVM-over-IP support even if the price is starting below 1000$ – ChatCloud Oct 24 '12 at 13:08

HP sell THESE, I'm pretty sure they'll do what you need.

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Oh now that's slick. – mfinni Jul 6 '10 at 15:37
They also cost $2-6,000 depending on features. Though they are exactly what he's asking for. – Chris S Jul 6 '10 at 15:49
Dude you need to work your sales team harder, you can get ~75% discount on these - although I have to admit I don't buy them as I'm a blade-only kind of guy. – Chopper3 Jul 6 '10 at 16:38

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