Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by sysadmin1138 Oct 24 '12 at 13:28

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Product recommendation questions are off topic per the updated FAQ. –  sysadmin1138 Oct 24 '12 at 13:27

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

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.

share|improve this answer
    
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
1  
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.

share|improve this answer
    
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.