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ILO vs KVM over iP

Super Advisor

ILO vs KVM over iP

Hi,

I intend to buy a Advanced ILO license however I also consider a KVM over IP switch. Which one is better in term of performance, security
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Advisor

Re: ILO vs KVM over iP

The Advanced iLO is Lic. for One server to advance the remote managemnet feature as : GUI , Virtual Media...
But the KVM over IP is a console switch for many servers installed in RACK on One Console ...
Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

Re: ILO vs KVM over iP

I actually do BOTH. For all servers we use the iLO advanced and the HP IP KVM switch. The iLO remote mgt is a lot better (mouse synchronization, terminal services, etc.) than a plain IP KVM switch. Video quality is also better with iLO than the HP IP KVM switch.
Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: ILO vs KVM over iP

iLO provides more features than just KVM over IP:
- remote scripting
- directory integration
- virtual media
- encrypted data streams
- agent and SIM integration
- terminal services

and more. If you are just using KVM features, you could go either way. The KVM support can be used with any server by reconnecting the cables, whereas iLO is integrated with the single host.

KVM requires additional hardware per-server and per rack, where iLO is a network drop. If you have only a single system to remote, KVM requires more stuff.