I have inherited some equipment in a test lab.
It's a bulk load of abandonded equipment. I have no passwords for any of the machines and can completely wipe them.
I have zero data centre background and I just need it up and running to test some windows apps running on w2k3/w2k8 with a SQL server and IIS.
I have three 2850s which I just re-installed by DVD.
I'm now looking at two 2950s. The have no DVD or keyboard or mouse input (but they do have USB input).
Basic question I know but I just need to get on these servers and install a new OS. What is my best bet? Should they accept USB keyboards.
I could probably setup a PXE server and get on them with WinPE.
There is an IP KVM switch but I don't have the password to access it Poweredge 2161 DS-2. I have no idea how to get that operational.
So whats the best way to get access to these machines?