[clug] Console Server recommendations?

Nathan O'Sullivan nathan at mammoth.com.au
Mon Mar 7 01:16:02 MST 2011

After a recent disaster at work we've decided to invest in a console 
server*. Other than figuring out the industry term, I dont know any of 
the manufacturers available from a bar of soap.

After a bit of googling I've come across http://www.opengear.com.au/ who 
appear to be quite well liked and reasonably priced, but I thought the 
collective wisdom of CLUG might help have better ideas; or maybe even 
help avoid some noobie pitfalls.

Anyone with experience with these devices able to set me on the right path?


* That is, a device with lots of serial ports plus an ethernet port - 
the idea being that the serial ports of switches, routers, etc can be 
accessed remotely via a separate management network.

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