Re: [fw-wiz] Out of Band management

From: Devdas Bhagat (
Date: 04/15/05

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    On 15/04/05 09:14 +0200, Shimon Silberschlag wrote:
    > Hello Group,
    > When designing an Internet Data Center, would you consider Out of Band
    > management capability a mandotory requirement for the
    > communications & security equipment only;
    > everything installed including each and every server;
    > an optional requirement (nice to have);

    Mandatory. Definitely mandatory.

    > If you do require it, what would be the suggested implementation - another
    > NIC in each machine (even if that may require you to maintain a routing
    > entry for the management net), KVM based or other methods? Would you run
    > control protocols such as SNMP and backup products over this net?

    For networking equipment, a console server.
    For servers which support serial consoles, dialin modems *and* a spare
    NIC. If your system isn't booting up, the NIc isn't really useful.
    IP KVMs are useful for systems which don't support serial consoles.

    Keep this on a physically separate network if possible.

    Devdas Bhagat
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