My HP box is in route and should arrive by Thursday. One of the things I didn’t order, that one SHOULD get these days for any server is a way to get into the server remotely undernead the OS.
For even the Microserver they offer a remote access card at the unbelievely low price of $79 – http://www.amazon.com/Micro-Server-Remote-Access-Car/dp/B0042AL4R2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343546357&sr=8-1&keywords=microserver+remote+access+card
And if you only have one static IP at the location you are deploying this into, you can get it to respond on a port… so http://youripaddress:someportnumber and then in your firewall rerroute that port to the IP address of the Remote Access card (which would be a private IP address on the router).
As we start to move servers more and more to data centers where you can’t just walk over to the server and push the button and do stuff, plan on remote control of a server BELOW the operating system.
HP has iLO cards, Dell’s have DRACs, and even the MicroServer has a remote access card.