I need help with a IP KVM

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a computer that is located about 300 miles from my current location.  I would like to know if there is an inexpensive IP KVM that I can acquire that would allow me to work with this computer even at the BIOS level.  I'm familiar with programs like remote desktop, gotomypc, vnc, etc but I need something that will allow me to work with the computer if the OS craps out.  Thanks in advance.
Question by:GTKINC
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    NO.  There is no such thing.  They don't even make inexpensive KVM's without the IP.  Dell has some, Real VNC makes one, and there are many others.  I have used several, and it is definitely worth putting the money into purchasing a decent one.  If you use Dells, buy a dell KVM, if you us HP, see what HP recommends.  The cheap ones will lockup and then you have to go a reset them, sometimes locking other servers in the process.  Generally not a good thing, and it defeats the purpose of having a remote KVM.

    Author Comment

    Let me clarify.  When I say inexpensive, I don't mean 49.95.  If this device exist great.  Where and how much?  Again though, I just need something that will enable me to remotely administer the computer worse case scenario I can't get into the GUI.
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    this is a single KVM over ip option,  might work for you
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    these are expensive for a unit.  but a full ip kvm switch could cost up tyo and over $8,000.  this unit should be around $700.  plus you only need one server connnected at this site, so the switch would be over kill

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your prompt responses and info.  Thanks again.

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