This is a terrific little gem for remote administration of a server. The iDRAC, integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, allows you to view the remote server during a full reboot, in addition to remote console view, like an RDP session.
The image above is a snapshot of my server booting up.
The card is self-contained so even if the server blue screens, you can still view the machine.
I don’t know if I’d configure this through a publically accessible connection, but I’m certain to configure for the LAN where I could VPN to the network and then launch the browser based iDRAC utility.
As we enter 2010, this card is a must for all server quotes and installations.
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