That was definitely $2 the last time that I looked.
People who work for a technology service provider.
@kelly yeah, I am wondering about the lifespan of the batteries from Tesla going in all over the place.
@JaredBusch Are any of your customers restaurants?
Mostly they are people.
Wow, the random..
We have no clients, currently, that run a restaurant.
Supermicro comes with fully functional IPMI but HP and Dell comes with crippled ILO/iDRAC. How much is it to license each server from HP/Dell so you get remote console & remote media capability?
Few hundred. More than it should, but not terrible. Major benefit to SuperMicro, though.
Also just as with KVM switches, a lot of the remote console software is java-based and sometimes require older version and different security settings. Should I have a dedicated machine on location so I can have local access (similar to a KVM switch) and also remote into with the correct software already setup?
At most, just a VM.
How should I handle login/password for the machines? How about SSL certificates? And how about the security when accessing off site?
Login / password in Keepass or whatever tool you want. make them HARD.
SSL certs aren't needed, it's all internal and only for the IT department.
What is the off site scenario in question?
How about the machines that doesn't have a dedicated port?
This CAN be VLAN'd but makes doing so much more of a pain and defeats much of the purpose. This is one of the many reasons that people rarely do this today.
Most servers have a dedicated LAN port for this. Should I build a separate LAN and hook up the machines to that? Or a VLAN?
Their own network is fine, but often overkill. VLAN is plenty, low traffic so zero need for a separate physical.
This is one of those cases where a VLAN is totally acceptable. Just weight the pros and cons of the extra effort, and the little security it provides. And the effort to manage access to that VLAN. But as it is a pure management OOB VLAN, it's definitely one of the better use cases for that.