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Re: WW: Colo Vending Machine
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:51:12 -0800

+1 for Raritan... I was very happy with their KVM switches at my last job.

Owen

On Feb 20, 2012, at 7:40 AM, Matthew Black wrote:

Take a look at Raritan. We use their product to gain remote access to system consoles. No more driving 100s of miles. 
Ok, it would be 200 feet for us.


matthew black
information technology services bh-188
california state university, long beach

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Lewis [mailto:jlewis () lewis org] 
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 7:35 AM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: WW: Colo Vending Machine

On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, John Osmon wrote:

At my $JOB[-1] they laughed at me when I pulled a Wyse out of the 
trash bin and stuck it on a spare crash cart.

Then I fixed something while they were still looking for USB-Serial, 
etc.

Speaking of that sort of thing, I'd really LOVE if there were a device about the size of a netbook that could be 
hooked up to otherwise headless machines in colos that would give you keyboard, video & mouse.  i.e. a folding 
netbook shaped VGA monitor with USB keyboard and touchpad.  I know there are folding rackmount versions of this (i.e. 
from Dell), but I want something far more portable.  Twice in the past month, I'd had to drive 
100+ miles to a remote colo and took a full size flat panel monitor and
keyboard with me.  Has anyone actually built this yet?

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