> Usually I prefer to have kind of vendor KVM, like CIMC, iLo, Drac,
> and for typical datacenter this is rather the only solution (unless they
> provide something customized).
I suppose these things have improved since I've last tried them, except for
the one on my Supermicro Threadripper motherboard, which takes 90 seconds
to start up after power clear, and the system won't boot until then. They
mainly presented problems in running the remote environment from Linux, and
dictated what video device the console ran upon, and that device was
usually somewhat lame and had its own Linux support issues. The PiKVM runs
browser-native or VNC, and captures video sent to it on an HDMI cable, so
it doesn't change your console device.
On Mon, May 8, 2023 at 9:30 AM Bruce Perens <bruce@???> wrote:
> The most important part of the PiKVM, and one that not all KVMs provide,
> is that it can provide a boot medium. You can upload a disk image to it,
> and it provides the disk to the controlled computer as a bootable USB
> The PiKVM OS version runs write-protected in normal operation, so it's a
> bit more robust. You normally only run it writable to change configuration
> or upgrade. I would only do that if I was on site or coming there soon.
> On Sun, May 7, 2023 at 7:11 AM Wojtek Sawaściuk <voyo@???> wrote:
>> W dniu 04.05.2023 o 19:48, Bruce Perens via Dng pisze:
>> > I won't ask how you got into this situation :-)
>> > I have a remote site 5 hours drive from my home with no remote hands. I
>> > use PiKVM. See https://pikvm.org/ <https://pikvm.org/>
>> Nice solution, will take a close look, thanks.
>> Usually I prefer to have kind of vendor KVM, like CIMC, iLo, Drac,
>> and for typical datacenter this is rather the only solution (unless they
>> provide something customized).
> Bruce Perens K6BP
Bruce Perens K6BP