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Date:      Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:37:56 -0800
From:      David Brodbeck <gull@gull.us>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?
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On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Nerius Landys <nlandys@gmail.com> wrote:
> Another way to do this, but is quite rare, is to log in via serial
> console. =A0This requires you to configure serial logins to your server
> (quite easy, but you should test it first) and it requires the data
> center to somehow make it possible to log in via serial console. =A0That
> is that part that is quite rare.

It's become less rare as more and more servers are coming with IPMI
devices.  Serial-over-LAN can be tough to set up properly, but once
set up it works quite well.



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