Servers - General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Web console or lan console

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Peter Li_9
Occasional Contributor

Web console or lan console

What's the diffence between these two? Any body can provide me a document to implement a graphic console? (Assume I have a ascii console already). Thanks.
7 REPLIES 7
Ashwani Kashyap
Honored Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

Web console is an external box that runs an httpd server and connects to your server via the serial console port and you can reach the console via ethenet through your http browser .

A lan console is lan port on your server that you can telnet to , to connect to the console .

If you have an ascii console yur best bet is a web console or some kind of a terminal server .
Karthik S S
Honored Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

Both web and LAN consoles provide you with text only cababilities. If you needed Graphics then you can export the Display to some X Server or Windows system with X software like ReflectionX and get the Display on this system.

As an alternate you can install VNC which gives you graphics on the console.

http://www.realvnc.com/

http://www.csun.edu/~swalton/VNC/

-Karthik S S
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. - Alice Kahn
Peter Li_9
Occasional Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

Thanks for both of you.
Since web console requires additional equipment, that's not the way I want to go.
If lan console cannot provide graphic interface, then what's the advantage to use it? Is that mean I can assign an IP address to this lan port in our cooperation network therefore I can get console connection from any workstation? If yes, then I'd like to implement my system with a lan console to get rid of a physical ascii console (I have to switch it over among few machines). If that's the case, can any of you provide me a document?
Thanks again.
Karthik S S
Honored Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

Well, I had posted a question earlier in the forums which might help you,

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=43052

-Karthik S S
For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. - Alice Kahn
Peter Li_9
Occasional Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

OK. It's clean. I need to implement a lan console. How to do it?

Thanks.
Peter Li_9
Occasional Contributor

Re: Web console or lan console

thank you very much!