[colug-432] USB hub you'd trust attached to your server?
andy.graybeal at casanueva.com
Thu Jul 5 08:03:16 EDT 2012
Generally speaking, I wouldn't trust a usb hub attached to my server.. but if there was one, maybe you guys have experience with it. Newegg brings up a Rosewill and a Dlink... but the reviews say they are both not so great. I was hoping maybe there was something more robust that happens to not be at Newegg. Plus it sucks I'm thinking about slapping consumer device to a server and expecting it to work forever, maybe there is a Super Awesome USB HUB for server-type use. Or I could find a nice server box with lots of USB ports; I probably wouldn't buy a new server box just for this.. but it's something to consider.
My application.. which is in the imaginary "I wonder" phase... is running these ports as passthrough to kvm/libvirt machines running POS app. The ports would run some serial printers and touchscreens.
I got 12 devices, 5 touchscreens and 7 printers. I'd like the freedom in the future to change this pretty easily, but for now I don't see this changing soon.
Maybe you guys can help me out.
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