out of band management gear

Vinny_Abello at Dell.com Vinny_Abello at Dell.com
Mon Feb 24 13:59:57 UTC 2014

Dell - Internal Use - Confidential 

Just ran into that exact problem with Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E FEX's. They only do 10Gb/1Gb and won't step down to 100Mb. Couldn't connect some newer gear's Ethernet management ports to the management network as a result and have to get a different model FEX like the 2248TP-E just for that. The devices in question are current generation too and only support 100Mb for the management ports. My question was less about why the 2232TM-E's couldn't step down to 100Mb, but rather why in this day and age do we have something that doesn't do 1Gb, even on a management port?


-----Original Message-----
From: joel jaeggli [mailto:joelja at bogus.com] 
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:17 PM
To: Randy Carpenter; Richard Hesse
Subject: Re: out of band management gear

On 2/21/14, 12:27 PM, Randy Carpenter wrote:
> 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.

there are a substantial number of 10Gb/s switch that cannot do tri-rate
on copper sfps.

in previous $job oob--ilo-ports doing WOL/ and cdu(s) were the annoying
100Mbs/s only devices. terminal servers (all advocent in this case) made
the jump aleady.

> thanks,
> -Randy
> --
> Randy Carpenter
> Vice President - IT Services
> First Network Group, Inc.
> (800)578-6381, Opt. 1
> http://www.network1.net
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> ----- 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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