Subject: Re: 1U servers that support serial console BIOS
To: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2000 07:53:33
On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 05:46:19AM -0600, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> If you don't mind using their Win95 client to talk to your console in order
> to do hardware reset and such. Not to mention that the client supports only
> a hard-wired serial connection or dialup modem but no network support. Also,
> once you assign a serial port as the 'console' port, the OS doesn't see that
> serial port anymore. So you'd need one serial port for the BIOS console and
> one serial port for the OS console.
Well, we worked around that problem by hacking the boot block. You can
still use that serial port -- it's just that the BIOS won't tell you
that it's "available".
I personally would have loved to use Weasels, but unfortunately, we have
all the slots in the machine filled up with other things that we need
(such as multi-port seral cards and additional network interfaces).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>