[TriLUG] Re: Remote management with Cyclades
Lance A. Brown
lance at bearcircle.net
Thu Nov 20 11:27:22 EST 2003
Don't get the Cyclade-Ze product. It's serial terminal server with a
PCI card SCSI-connected to a rackmountable bulkhead with serial RJ45
connections on it. The SCSI connector is the high-density type with the
clamps on it, no screws. I've had no end of problems keeping the unit
we have working. Anytime the cable gets jiggled we loose the connection
between the bulkhead and card. The best Cyclades can offer is pointing
us at a custom cable-shop that will make a suitable cable with
screw-down connectors on it.
Jason White wrote:
> Just wanted to query the list to see if anyone has any experience with
> any of the remote management products that Cyclades offers.
> We have several Linux and AIX servers that we would like to remotely
> manage -- down to the BIOS level, etc. I've heard a lot of good
> things about Cyclades over the years (they run Linux on the hardware,
> they have good support for Linux, etc), so they are at the top of our
> vendor list.
> Along the same lines, has anyone ever used Conserver, which is an
> open-source product that allows multiple users to watch a serial
> console at the same time? It supports just about every flavor of
> unix. Just looking for some opionions, etc.
> 1. http://www.cyclades.com
> 2. http://www.conserver.com
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