[clug] Console Server recommendations?

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Mon Mar 7 01:46:46 MST 2011

I've used Cyclades serial concentrators in the past, but as the other 
poster said if your able to define the problem a little more we might be 
able to give some recommendations. I'd also be interested in hearing 
about other brands out there.


Nathan O'Sullivan wrote:
> 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?
> Regards
> Nathan
> * 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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