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Using a computer with many COM ports as a low cost out of band solution?

I'm trying to come up with a cheapo out of band solution for my cisco routers in our data center. I want to be able to access them directly from the console remotely so if they are not accessible from ...
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Telnet server on linux redhat - deletes char, shifts on terminal console

When I open telnet client from local or remote console, I get damaged output in console like below example: -welcome screen appears properly (also when I put some text into nss. -1st char of words ( ...
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Reinstalling .NET framework 3.5 in preparation for Websense install

I'm attempting to set up a Websense filter server but discovered that a previous tech person decided it would be a good idea to uninstall .NET framework 3.5 from the server. In the process of trying ...
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Possible to reformat and reinstall OS on server via the console management server?

If one has access to a console server providing serial port access to a server, is it possible to reformat and re-install an OS on the server remotely? Note that creating partitions under the ...
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Flat 8-conductor cables for a serial console. What are they called?

I'm looking for a specific kind of Ethernet 8-conductor data cable. I am having trouble finding them online (at CDW, Newegg) because I can't always come up with the right search terms. A search for ...
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IP KVM switch, or serial console box for remote admin?

We have a small server farm (11 now, may add more in the future) of HP Proliant DL160 G6s. They all run either Linux (server only, no X11) or VMware ESX. We had intended to get models with iLO, in ...
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PolyCenter Netview & Console Manager

I'm looking to replace Polycenter Newview and Polycenter Console Manager with supported products. I'm starting with this list. Do you have any recommendations, either from that list or elsewhere?
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How to determine the baud rate of a serial port?

I'm setting up a console server and I need to determine the correct baud rate of my port. I'd like to do this from the command line, if possible. Does anyone know how?