KLEv2 / Kmini versus Remote Management Software

KLEv2 / KMini
Remote Management Software
BIOS level settingNo BIOS level setting
Preboot stage interventionNo preboot stage intervention
Forced remote power ON / OFF *Only Ctrl-Alt-Del (soft reset)
No extra software or hardware neededNeed to install software on every machine
Zero interference to server operationSoftware will interfere with server operation
Zero consumption of CPU power and memoryHeavy consumption of CPU power and memory
Able to monitor the server status at all timeMonitor only when the software is running
Cost-effective for server farm managementExpensive license fee for managing bunch of servers
Effective to troubleshoot in all server statesEffective only when server is responsive
Centralized control over global serversPeer-to-peer control only
Easy usage with total transparencyLimited transparency of operation
Compatible with all conventional KVM SwitchNot compatible to work with conventional KVM
Leverage all functions of KVM Switch hotkeysNot compatible to work with conventional KVM
Thin-client viewer for remote accessExtremely "Fat-client" for remote access
Viewer easily downloadable from internal websiteInstall your "fat" software on the remote machine
Convenience to set up a client environmentTakes a lot troubles to build up client environment
High securityMedium security
High management of usersLow management of users
Possible backup connectionNo backup connection