[GLLUG] Power control over IP

James Roberts j.roberts at stabilys.com
Mon May 31 11:49:15 UTC 2021

On 29/05/2021 16:19, stuart taylor via GLLUG wrote:
> Hi all,
> During the past 15 months I have managed to change various things involving our systems, for the better I think. We have also gained various part time volunteer admins, who are very good, mostly better than I am. One of them showed me how he could power down his servers remotely over IP, and restart them again. This looks very useful as we are spending less time at the building and mostly working from home. I have previously managed to obtain a cabinet, for our servers, change the lock for a padlock based system and restrict the key holders to a few people. This means switching servers on, or off, is better controlled, but also makes it more difficult for the admins to reboot when they are at home. Can anyone point me towards a suitable 'power supply over IP' solution? Are there any drawbacks to using these?

I'm not quite clear whether you are looking for an IP controlled PDU or 
per server remote KVM.

There's various PDUs available, as in other replies, with per socket 
control. Per rack most UPS with IP can do this. Per server if no built 
in iLO then Lantronic Spider is traditional, new offerings coming along 
Raspberry Pi based but I'd only use those on my home gear.

I'm not fond of APC for UPS as their income stream IMO depends on short 
battery life, but their PDUs seem fine.

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