clubbtraxx wrote:The remote power switch is ethernet enabled, so you can control it from anywhere without the need of an extra computer.
I'm having a hard time understanding what your motivation is here. I've already said that I can't easily power cycle the SBS-1 (in fact if you rad the whole topic, you'll see the various extra ways I've tried-and-failed to reset the SBS-1), but you seem to think I've missed something. What you're saying is that I'm doing something wrong rather than simply documenting additional instances of what I beleve to be a bug in the firmware.
I do not have AC power at the site, so using the product that you suggest will not work for me. I also do not have the ability to get to another ethernet device without support from a VPN. Does this product have support for a VPN? If you find a 12V switch that has support for a VPN and has a built-in ethernet switch so that adding an additional device does not cause me to need an ethernet switch[*] then by all means, I could consider adding additional power load to my already strained resource of batteries and solar panels on a mountaintop.
Your 12V supply will take it's mains power from somewhere...
No, it will not.
Your typical fw flash memory is not made to withstand more than a few writes... Hard to tell how many times it will last but it may be less than you think.
I'll be sure to let you know if I ever hear of an SBS-1 whose flash has failed due to too many writes.
[*] http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/kvm-over-ip/securelinx-spider.html is a product that has this handy feature. It's a KVM of course, but you get the idea.