Managing your network devices via console

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at akcin.net
Thu May 14 21:29:52 CDT 2009


Hello,

It's always cool to have console access to routers/switches and
nowadays they are going from RS-232 to RJ-45 as a standart. I have got
Avocent DSR 2035 which is a KVM+Serial console (all in one).. but
while I was able to have it work against servers via KVM or/and Serial
, I was unable to make it work properly against any network device. I
am wondering if anyone had experience on DSR or similar boxes to
configure them against network devices console ports.

Making suggestions for alternative ways of centralizing network device
console management is also more than welcome, I guess the old
fashioned server attached usb-serial console is one of the most
preferred way, but feel free to provide if  you have good ideas

cheers

-- 
Mehmet




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