Niall O Broin wrote:
> Have any of you ever come across a box which enables remote power cycling of
> attached equipment ? Apparently APC do such a box which you can access via
> https but I've looked on their website and not found it.
Are you looking for a remote management board? For example, we have some
Compaq's that one can connect to, see the console and power off, power
on, insert "floppies" or "CD's", all without ever standing near the
machine. Theyt also have this funky blue light that can be turned on
remotely - for those times when one asks "Which of the 50 PC's in this
rack needs a new hard drive?"
Of course, these are designed for Windows datacenteres - they are meant
to be connected to a management LAN (not much security) and are not very
On the up side, they work fine with Linux too. Come to think of it, they
work even better since one does not need a megabps sapping GUI to use
the console. :)
We also have some boxes that can be powered off remotely, but these are
Kiosks at EUR3,000 a go. Surely not what you are looking for.
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