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Motherboard for server without screen nor keyboard

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November 5, 2010 10:57:15 AM

Hello,

I want to build a server, using cheap hardware and with low consume. For example, an Atom.
I don't want to connect any screen nor keyboard, I only want to access via ethernet. Is it possible? Also during the OS installation? The problem is if I buy a motherboard with a hard disk, how can I access to the hardware the first time to install, for example, debian?

I just want a motherboard without graphic card nor any pci slot, to connect some hard disks and manage everything remotly. Any recommendation?

Thanks.
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November 5, 2010 11:26:24 AM

Actually the solution you require is called a NAS. A NAS allows you to run a file server exactly in the manner you have described. Make sure you get NAS that has RAID and Gigabit Ethernet and you have what you want right there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage
November 5, 2010 11:59:19 AM

Thanks for your answer, but actually I have a NAS (qnap ts-509), and now I'm looking for a more flexible solution. I want to install the OS of my election. I find interesting some supermicro motherboards, but I'm not sure if I can controll them via ethernet.
November 5, 2010 12:56:21 PM

I found some motherboards with ipmi support, anyone has experience with it?
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