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Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please

To: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please
From: Luke S Crawford <lsc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 28 Oct 2009 01:22:17 -0400
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Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Take a serious look at ILOM feature it is unique in x86 world.

> Not really unique, dell offer a similar feature using a drac card.

Yes, and everyone else supports IPMI cards that do serial-over-lan.

My experience has been that both DRAC and IPMI are a lot less reliable
than having a dedicated serial console server and remotely switchable PDUs.
console servers and rebooters are cheaper, too.

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