HP's iLO and Dell Drac and all the other management processors available today are really good solutions and can eliminate KVM's but they introduce a new set of problems.
Who is connecting to your iLO? What did they do when they were connected? If you have regulatory compliance issues these are real important questions. Take HIPAA for example. If I have control of a console and put a system in single user mode all through an iLO, I can extract information, make configuration changes etc and no one will ever know.
Scary and potentially costly since the potential fines are huge.
Clyde T. Poole
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