WW: Colo Vending Machine

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Feb 21 09:51:12 UTC 2012

+1 for Raritan... I was very happy with their KVM switches at my last job.


On Feb 20, 2012, at 7:40 AM, Matthew Black wrote:

> Take a look at Raritan. We use their product to gain remote access to system consoles. No more driving 100s of miles. Ok, it would be 200 feet for us.
> matthew black
> information technology services bh-188
> california state university, long beach
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Lewis [mailto:jlewis at lewis.org] 
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 7:35 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: WW: Colo Vending Machine
> On Sat, 18 Feb 2012, John Osmon wrote:
>> At my $JOB[-1] they laughed at me when I pulled a Wyse out of the 
>> trash bin and stuck it on a spare crash cart.
>> Then I fixed something while they were still looking for USB-Serial, 
>> etc.
> Speaking of that sort of thing, I'd really LOVE if there were a device about the size of a netbook that could be hooked up to otherwise headless machines in colos that would give you keyboard, video & mouse.  i.e. a folding netbook shaped VGA monitor with USB keyboard and touchpad.  I know there are folding rackmount versions of this (i.e. from Dell), but I want something far more portable.  Twice in the past month, I'd had to drive 
> 100+ miles to a remote colo and took a full size flat panel monitor and
> keyboard with me.  Has anyone actually built this yet?
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