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  • Spaceboy
    started a topic Remote control power switch ?

    Remote control power switch ?

    Got a bunch of servers we use for testing at work.

    Currently they sit powered on and unused for much of their life - I'll use them a couple of times per week.

    They sit in another part of the building, so I wondered if there was such a thing as a networked power switch that'll be able to remotely power up/down about 12 servers ?

    Having a poke around the web, but recommendations welcome if you know of anything good

  • Moonchester
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    SssssshhhhhhhhHHHHH.. the wife's in sleep mode, not sure if she is turned off though?

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  • Spaceboy
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    You guys!!!

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  • Moonchester
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    is turning it off not the same as sleep mode then?

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  • TheMadDutchDude
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    Or, or the elusive screwdriver! Of course. How could I be so stupid?

    I guess I don't have the knowledge.

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  • BUDFORCE
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    Probably got screwdriver damage....

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  • TheMadDutchDude
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    Nah, just tell everyone you know more than the hundreds of years of combined knowledge - that fixes everything!!

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  • Moonchester
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    I thought that was a windows re-install that sorted them??

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  • Spaceboy
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    Cures 90% of all known computer issues

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  • DoubleTop
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    guessing with the happy with 80, the remote datacentre style PDU is out the question then

    We had one, bios on machines set to ON after power fail. Power off unit nicely with a shutdown, power on by cycling the pdu - yup turn it off, then on again ......

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  • Spaceboy
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    shutting down isn't a problem it's powering them back up when I need them without leaving my seat

    last power state - that's a good shout, should be fine with that.

    Got some ideas now, thanks

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  • Aaron
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    Looks like a batch file is the way to go then.. no idea how you power it up though if it doesn't support WOL.

    Unless.... do the motherboards support the 'last power state' function? Ie, when it loses power which is then restored, what does it do.. if you could set that to power on, then you could do the shutdown with a batch file and the power up with a remote plug socket like mk suggested..

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  • luke22
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    need to shut down the servers not just power them down. otherwise i would be pimping walkie talkies and a clapper switch

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  • michaelkenward
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    How about some of those new "home automation" widgets? Stuff that lets you turn the lights on from afar.

    Find one that lets you turn a mains strip on and off. Plug them into that.

    Chance to try some new toys.

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  • Spaceboy
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    No wol support, custom chassis running custom Linux.
    No psu for test kit

    Found a 4port unit for 80, seems like it'll do the job

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