[rescue] KVM prefs?
swallbridge at franticfilms.com
Thu Jan 2 23:05:33 CST 2003
Eric Webb wrote:
>Anyone care to throw my way recommendations on a KVM? I'm familiar with
>Belkins, but I hear there is cheaper and better stuff out there. I'm
>currently contemplating a Cybex Switchview (4port ~$80).
>I would like to have something that I could use with Linux boxen, Sparcs and
>possibly an Indigo2, but I realize the Sun keyboard/mouse conversion would be
>the biggest hangup there (for which adapters are available).
>My biggest concern is video quality at 1280x1024 and/or 16x12. What's the
>secret to making these resolutions work well?
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
I have over a dozen Avocent (formerly Cybex) SwitchView OSD KVM's in our
render farm and I am impressed. We don't normally run super high
resolutions, but when I need to, they are fine.
I do recommend the Avocent cables though, they make things much easier
(they have one cable that breaks out into the seperate k v & m cables at
teh machine/switchbox instead of having three cables. They are a little
pricey ($20CAN for a 8ft cable), but good quality.
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