remote reset

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Tue Jul 12 08:46:14 MDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 08:27 -0600, jeff wrote:
> Does anyone know of any good hardware for rebooting systems?

A hardware watchdog would give you the ability to accomplish this.
However, you probably want something that gives you total control. I
only have experience with Lights-out cards. There's a couple annoying
things about them, but they're quite useful. Basically, it's an
independent system running next to the server giving you the logical
equivalent of a monitor, mouse, and keyboard connected locally. If
you're admining boxes in another state, doesn't matter what OS, you want
something like this. Sure, you can pay data centers to power cycle the
machine for you, but debugging by proxy is a pain in the...

P.S. It's a real trip sitting at your desk remotely watching the BIOS
post for the first time.

Stuart Jansen                   e-mail/jabber: sjansen at

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