[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room: full cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 05:48:28 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Beat Rubischon <beat at 0x1b.ch> wrote:

> One of the best solutions I saw so far was a KVM drawer in one rack with a
> small KVM switch and a single, long cable per rack. Open the rack, attach
> the cable and you're done. Moving a cart through a typical datacenter with
> cables, boxes and other crap on the floor is usually a mess.

Thanks! This is exactly what I will shop for then. I used the term
"crash cart" in a more generic sense. I've seen crash-carts parked in
cluster rooms before and they do look  unwieldy. What you suggest
seems a better option.


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