Usually, when managing your server, you will be using some type of remote management service, such as SSH or Remote Desktop Protocol over the network. Out-of-band management takes you further. It enables you to manage your server independently of the software running on it. Even before an operating system has booted, you can change your BIOS settings and power on/off the system.
All ASERGO servers have built-in out-of-band remote management features and the ASERGO Dashboard makes it incredibly easy to use.
Some of these features include:
- Power management
- Keyboard Video Mouse over IP (KVM over IP)
- Hardware health monitoring
Advanced KVM over IP
KVM over IP allows you to control the Keyboard Video and Mouse just like if you were sitting in front of the server with a monitor and keyboard attached. KVM over IP is built-in to the hardware management on all ASERGO servers. It comes pre-enabled and is available 24/7, whenever you need it – without getting in contact with us.
Basic KVM over IP requires Java installed on your laptop computer. This can cause a lot of problems, with incompatible desktop operating systems and Java applications, not to mention security risks.
The Advanced ASERGO KVM over IP have solved all these headaches and risks, by allowing our customers to use KVM over IP directly inside the browser with HTML5.
This way you don't need Java on your client laptop when using KVM over IP.
Serial console over SSH (Q4 2018)
Imagine being able to SSH directly to the out-of-band console of your server. This enables you to recover servers otherwise unreachable over the network, or it can be used as a secure management shell.
From the serial console over SSH you will be able to see and interact with the server screen from when the server boots, making you able to use it to configure the BIOS and use it to login to the operating system as well. By using your own terminal application from your laptop, it allows you to even use copy/paste directly to/from the server, and full keyboard shortcuts. Which is otherwise not possible using KVM over IP.