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Re: Help: Basic setting up and requirements

Lee Eric openlinuxsource@gmail.com
Wed, 1 Sep 2010 06:32:06 GMT

Thanks, mate. So obviously I have to use a terminal server like a
Cyclades or a serial multiplexer. That indicates it's impossible just
put PCs/Servers into a LAN then using conserver directly, right?



On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Zonker <consoleteam@gmail.com> wrote:
>   Hi Lee,
>   Nate has offered one good configuration, which is based on a common
> implementation that will scale well up to very large sites. (Cheers, Nate!
> :-) But, the roots of Conserver allowed the conserver host to have
> multi-UART serial boards in the Conserver server, and that may be a cheaper
> model for you to start.
>   You can get some more basic information from a couple older tutorials that
> I have posted at http://www.conserver.com/consoles/Training/published.html
> Specifically, take a look at the basic tutorial from LISA 2002
> (http://www.conserver.com/consoles/Training/LISA2002-T9.PDF) or the Bay-LISA
> talk (http://www.conserver.com/consoles/Training/BayLISA-consoles.ppt).
>   Nate's reply presumes that server X and the others are all some variant of
> Linux/UNIX. Is that true in your example? (If servers A, B, and C are some
> variant of Windows, for example, the newer machines do allow some monitoring
> of the boot process using "serial console redirection" settings in the BIOS,
> and some servers (ex: HP, Dell, Rackable) have Service Processors (*LOM)
> which even allow you to remotely reset the server, or command the power on
> and off... so, Conserver can even help with Windows servers as well.)
>       Best regards,
>              -Z-
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:08 AM, Lee Eric <openlinuxsource@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a newbie at conserver. I have several PCs and servers need to
>> manage and I don't know if conserver can help me. I read the basic.cf
>> for beginning but I think there are some concepts I may miss. So I got
>> some questions here.
>> 1. What equipment do I need to use conserver to manage them? Every
>> machine has a console port, but nothing connected.
>> 2. Does conserver can use LAN to manage machines using console?
>> 3. What configurations need to set up for machines including BIOS and
>> OS? My OS is Fedora 12.
>> So let me show the environment I have. There are 4 machines.
>> A(, B(, C(, X( So A,
>> B, C will be clients, X is the server which is running conserver. They
>> are just connected with a switch, they are all have console ports as
>> well. But console ports are nothing connected.
>> My question is can I use conserver to view the console information of
>> each client? If yes, can anyone show me a basic configuration example?
>> Thanks very much.
>> Regards,
>> Eric
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