machine room organization

From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Tue Feb 1 10:25:47 2005

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:00:29 -0800
"Bruce Lane" <> wrote:

> KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switches do the same wonderful job
> for PC consoles that serial A/B switches did for terminals.
I don't use KVM switches, but many friends do. In short: They work on
Wintel PeeCees, but be prepared for strange results with everything
else. Even with PeeCees when only the OS is not some kind M$ Windows.
Not to talk about "strange" things like RS/6000, HP9000, SGI, ...

I found software solutions quite usable. If I want to work on the
non-serial console I connect a monitor to the system. I have long "high"
quality extension cables for this. Keyboard and mouse can be redirected
by programs like and
Received on Tue Feb 01 2005 - 10:25:47 GMT

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