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Re: KVM
From: Warren Kumari <warren () kumari net>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:49:10 -0400


On Apr 23, 2013, at 5:36 PM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us () gmail com> wrote:

I'm looking at an IP-KVM. I don't need anything high res as I only
need to see Linux consoles, BIOS, and RAID. What I am looking for:
Non-Java client that runs on Linux (or a WebUI that will deploy a
decent RDP or VNC session over SSL).
Decent/configurable key mappings (ie, I've had a KVM a while ago where
you had to pull down a menu for F-keys - not cool).
Decently priced dongles (say ~$100?)

I started looking at the Raritan devices (which can be found really
cheap on ebay) but I only see a Java client and no mention of
installing a client on Linux.


Related -- kinda.

A while back someone used to sell a cable / thingie that would allow you to use your laptop as a keyboard and monitor. 
Basically it had a VGA / HDMI and PS/2 port on one side, and a USB port on the other -- you'd plug the USB into your 
laptop (and run some client) and the VGA / PS/2 into a server, machine, whatever. Whatever the server sent would show 
up on the laptop -- basically this means you can avoid having a crash cart. I've done a crappy job of explaining it, 
but does anyone know what I'm on about? Who made this? It is still available?

W


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