2161DS and Linux?

Chuck Stuettgen cstuettgen at myrealbox.com
Wed Jul 27 20:10:28 CDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 12:11 -0700, Rick Baranowski wrote:
> Does anyone know how much the 2161DS costs? My Dell rep is worthless, he
> keeps telling me that is about $60.00. I find it really hard to believe that
> that's all it costs.
> 
> Thanks


I recommend you ask for another sales rep pronto...

$60 might get you one SIP expansion module.

The 2161DS costs between $4,000 and $5,000 USD which includes 16 SIP's.


> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Benito A. Venegas
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:53 PM
> To: 'Chuck Stuettgen'; linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: RE: 2161DS and Linux?
> 
> Hi:
> 
> I have a couple of them and they are very useful.
> The java console is pretty decent (version 1.2) and software is available
> for windows and linux. You only need is java installed in your desk.
> 
> Pros:
> 
> Accessible from any place. Of course, you have to be careful enabling the
> right ports if you want to access from home (soho). Don't leave open to
> public, at least add some restrictions in your fw box.
> 
> You can resize your console from 1024x768 to 640x480.
> 
> Don't need to pay for software. It comes with the box when you buy it (If
> you go direct with Avocent, you have to pay the software and license that
> add min 2K)
> 
> 
> Cons:
> 
> After some hours the software start to consume a lot of MEM in your
> computer, at least we see this in windows but not in linux :)
> 
> You can't share session. DSVIEW version 2 and 3 permit that.
> 
> And the most important pain in the .... for me, when you want to set
> Alt+sysrq+b to reboot the server (only we used when there's no way to reboot
> the server), this doesn't work. 
> 
> Related to this issue, have you ever configured and make to work magic keys
> with this PE2161DS? (I'd appreciate a lot your feedback on this one)
> 
> Cheers and enjoy,
> 
> Vene.-
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> > bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Chuck Stuettgen
> > Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 10:13 PM
> > To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > Subject: Re: 2161DS and Linux?
> > 
> > On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 13:32 -0400, Josh wrote:
> > > Does anyone have recent experience using the KVM-over-IP features of
> > > the Dell 2161DS KVM with Linux clients?  It looks to be some sort of
> > > re-badged Avocent, but I'm not sure which model.
> > >
> > > Any tales, good or bad, would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > -jkl
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > I have been using the Linux client to connect to three 2161DS's for a
> > couple of years.  It works exactly the same as the Windows client. I
> > have never had a problem using it.
> > 
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