[TriLUG] Re: remote hardware management
kevin at flanagannc.net
Wed Sep 6 20:51:15 EDT 2006
More on the ILO front, even if it doesn't help Jason, perhaps others
There's other advantages, we are ordering some Proliants for firewalls,
it's amazing how much cheaper it is to run Checkpoint Secure Platform on
a Proliant than Nokia appliances.
The ILO is great because it provides real out of band management,
provided you have another set of switches, etc for the network connection.
The ILO is going to be 3 tiers any day now, they claim that there is a
very good performance gain.
Basic (included in server purchase) this provides character mode
console and remote power via a browser
Standard (about $100+) this adds Active Directory/LDAP
authentication and remote media
Advanced (about $200+) this adds full GUI console
Chris Bullock wrote:
> I know this will not help you now, but we are ordering all of our new HP servers with the Advanced ILO, pack. It gives you console access, virtual power, media, etc. I just got 2 servers, put them in my rack, plugged in my ILO and came back to my desk. From my desk I installed RHEL 4.3 and haven't seen the server since.
> Good luck
> i'm reaching the point where i have a significant number of servers at my
> colo facility. it has become evident that i could use two things:
> 1. a way to access multiple hosts via serial, that way i can communicate
> with them even when networking fails, or i iptables myself out by mistake,
> or sshd dies, etc. something that takes up only 1u of space, can provide
> serial access to ~16 machines, and accepts ssh connections. the other
> option is an IP kvm switch but that seems like a clunky alternative.
> 2. a way to power cycle hardware in a worst case scenario. something like
> an intelligent power strip that can be accessed via ssh or serial that
> individual control of outlets.
> i know these devices exist, i just don't have any firsthand experience
> them to know what works well and what doesn't. any suggestions or
> recommendations would be welcome.
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