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Identify a Host Server in Rack When RDP'd in and Not Sure Which Host You Are In

 
kcarroll16
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Identify a Host Server in Rack When RDP'd in and Not Sure Which Host You Are In

Sometimes, when working in a lab that may or may not have effective labeling practices for physical servers, it becomes necessary to be 100% certain of which box one is RDP'd into.

If a server has an optical drive and the OS has an integrated eject feature, one can use it to cause the optical drive to open and help identify which server in the rack you have RDP'd into if the server doesn't have a locate feature and you aren't 100% certain which physical host you are in.

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edayeh69
Valued Contributor

Re: Trick to Identify a Host Server in Rack When RDP'd in and Not Sure Which Host You Are In

Just be careful that the server isn't the one just below the console and just below your belt line or you are in for a little surprise!

Good tip Kevin!

Ezat

rfenton4
Honored Contributor

Re: Trick to Identify a Host Server in Rack When RDP'd in and Not Sure Which Host You Are In

Definitely trumps my old method

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kcarroll16
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trick to Identify a Host Server in Rack When RDP'd in and Not Sure Which Host You Are In

Thank you Ezat and Rich, hope you are both well.