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Understanding the Difference Between a KVM Switch and Serial Console

Rick Gonedes
June 1, 2017

At first glance, KVM switches and serial consoles can seem quite similar. Both are tools for managing your IT infrastructure. However, the difference between them comes down to what types of equipment each tool can manage. When you understand the capabilities of each, you get a better idea of which is the right tool for the job.