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Is there a way to forward VGA & USB (basically the screen and the keyboard) over ethernet so that I can access the BIOS remotely? I know that Sun blades support this feature using a java client by connecting to the ilom, but is there a solution for other, random machines?

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Duplicate of this: superuser.com/questions/89309/… –  Snark Jan 6 '10 at 14:23
    
it's rather similar, yes, but it's not an exact duplicate as far as i can tell. –  quack quixote Jan 6 '10 at 14:26
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There are companies that make KVM devices that support Ethernet (usually via RDP or VNC). It's extra hardware that you have to add, but works well.

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Thanks for the information. I wonder if there are any mainboards which have this feature as a build in functionality. –  watain Jan 6 '10 at 12:59
    
Seems like it'd be something that enterprise class mobos would have. However, they all still seem to insist on their own proprietary ILOM solutions. :-( –  Brian Knoblauch Jan 6 '10 at 14:00
    
Hmm too bad :/. Implementing such KVM forwarding features on "all" mainboards would solve a lot of problems and especially simplify a lot of tasks. –  watain Jan 6 '10 at 15:54
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If the machine in question was Virtualised (ie, running in VirtualBox or VMWare), you could remotely access its bios settings via VNC/Remote Desktop to the host machine.

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