[Beowulf] console hardware?

Bruce Allen ballen at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Thu Oct 20 14:19:31 EDT 2005


> 2. serial over lan / IPMI
> IPMI offers SOL which means that the serial console is made accessible 
> through the network-adapter, and can be connected to from an outside 
> machine. I have never evaluated cyclades offering but I am sure they 
> have something similar to their console servers that allows to buffer 
> output etc and connects via IPMI SOL.
>
> There is also an opensource project called 'conserver' that might allow 
> you to do the same thing with a simple server since you no longer need 
> all those serial ports or cables.

I have spoken with people who are using conserver and say that this works, 
though I have not (yet) tried it myself.

Bruce Allen
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