server switch question
Posted on 2012-12-28
Hi experts, i just order a server, which the mother board have spec as below and would think to go colocation:
Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC
Intel® i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
1x Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
2x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
1x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
as i am newbie. have plenty of question on it.
Since the colocation provider have supply me an rj45 line - to use the IPMI feature, do i need need 2 RJ45 line? one for bandwidth line, one for remote ipmi?
if i have 2 server. do you advice me to get a switch? so i just connect one rj45 to the switch and split 4 connection to the server. Any inexpensive switch recommend?