|HOWTO Use a Compaq Remote Insight Lights Out Edition for a Headless, Remote Linux Installation|
The Remote Insight Lights-Out is an optional management PCI card with a dedicated LAN connection. It provides full access and control of servers even when the server is in a failed state.
The key features of the Remote Insight Lights-Out card:
Self-contained with on-board processor, memory, NIC, and ROM
External power adapter ensures continuous server access
Enables 'headless' server deployments in data centers
Virtual Floppy Drive allows host server to remotely boot from a standard 1.44 MB floppy diskette in a network client, enabling remote OS installation from a network drive, and remote server ROM updates
Full control of your server with browser-based, virtual graphical remote console
No additional software required for Compaq ProLiant servers - the client just requires a browser that supports Java.
Virtual Power Button provides full control of remote server power state - turn your server on or off remotely
Remote Reboot allows cold reboot when system is not responding.
SSL encryption of HTTP data before transmitting over the network
Dedicated, low-bandwidth network connection provides secure access over LAN
Group administration for user accounts
To get more information about the Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition see the Compaq web page at http://www.compaq.com/lights-out