Console Servers

Christopher E. Brown chris.brown at acsalaska.net
Tue Sep 18 14:32:17 UTC 2018


2811DC or 2811AC
NM32
modem module
4 octals
32port RJ45 bulkhead



On 9/18/18 05:49, Mike Hammett wrote:
> I'm deploying new to me Cisco 2811s for console and OOB access.
> 
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> *From: *"Alan Hannan" <alan at routingloop.com>
> *To: *"NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:36:33 AM
> *Subject: *Console Servers
> 
> I'd like your input on suggestions for an alternate serial port manager.
> 
> Long ago I used Cisco 2511/2611 and was fairly happy.  A little later I
> used portmaster and was less so.  Recently I've been using Opengear and
> they work fairly well but the price is fairly high.   I use the CM7100
> and IM7100.
> 
> General specs I'm looking for are:
> 
>  * 8 to 48 or more rs232 serial ports on rj45
>  * nice-to-have software selectable pinouts (cisco v. straight)
>  * gig-e ethernet port (100mbps ok)
>  * 1U form factor
>  * redundant AC power
>  * access physical serial connections via local port #
>  * access physical serial connections via local IP alias (nice to have)
> 
> Can you recommend a serial port server/concentrator that I could use in
> place of opengear for a better value and/or lower cost?
> 
> I'm just ignorant about the current market for serial port concentrators
> and so far web searches have not revealed ideas, so your input is
> appreciated!
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -alan
> 


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