Hi guys, I currently have a Asus desktop computer that i'm using as my home "server" for files and virtual machines. So this obviously doesn't have built in IPMI or anything. I would like to be able to remotely access the machine without the OS running AND be able to do things like remotely reinstall the OS from a remote .iso file or from remote cd drive as I have seen IPMI can do. I'm not familiar enough with server hardware, but is there a way to add an IPMI card or another solution to the motherboard that would allow these abilities?
Buying seperate KVM-over-IP solutions are rather expensive.
I suggest buying a new mainboard with IPMI with kvm-over-lan included.
The Supermicro series have it all onboard on the F-series, they are very nice and cost only 15-20 EUR more compared to the mainboards that don't support it
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