out of band management gear

Randy Carpenter rcarpen at network1.net
Fri Feb 21 20:27:00 UTC 2014

OpenGear's newer stuff is Gigabit (SFP even).

I've not seen any real switch made in the last decade that has a problem with 100Mb/s connections. Ancient cisco, maybe had issues.


Randy Carpenter
Vice President - IT Services
First Network Group, Inc.
(800)578-6381, Opt. 1

----- Original Message -----
> We're really pleased with the Perle IOLAN line. They even have a gigabit
> port without a $10k price tag. Amazing!
> It really dumbfounds me why so many vendors are still putting 10/100
> Ethernet ports on their OOB management (looking at you OpenGear).
> Especially a PITA today since many switchports today don't support links
> speeds less than a gigabit.
> -richard
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Hank Disuko <gourmetcisco at hotmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I wonder if anyone has good experiences to share with out-of-band hardware?
> > I'm looking for a good OOB hardware vendor.  I need to manage my
> > routers/switches/firewalls in a datacenter located overseas, and I'm
> > looking to setup a good serial console server via an OOB link.
> > I've been looking at Lantronix, OpenGear, Raritan...but they all seem to
> > have the same basic features.  I'm having trouble really differentiating
> > them.
> > I'm interested in analog modem, cellular options for my OOB link.  Or even
> > a secondary internet circuit either wired or wifi if the DC has that option
> > available.
> > Any good suggestions or experiences with a current OOB solution out there?
> >  What are you doing for your OOB management?
> > thanks,Hank

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