I have a v240 in production and recently I needed to access the console so I conntected the DB9 cable to a Windows 2000 Server box and used Hyperterminal. That went fine until I reboot the Windows box after Windows Update a few weeks later and the whole Sun box crashed. After a few frantic hours I found out it went into stop A mode in which the box just halts. To resume it you just have to type in go at the console and like magic, everything works.
After that debacle, I decided we needed a 1U monitor/keyboard solution that is dedication to this server and is independent of any operation system. We did some research but haven't found anything conclusive yet. Does anyone have a manufactorer or part number that will fit this need?
PS - The server doesn't have a PS/2 keyboard, mouse, or a DB15 monitor connection. It only has USB, SCSI, and DB9.