[clug] Console Server recommendations?

Ben Nizette bn at niasdigital.com
Mon Mar 7 01:44:09 MST 2011

On 07/03/2011, at 7:16 PM, 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?

I've deployed 100+ Blackbox simple single port console servers and they've always performed brilliantly.

We've also used some Moxa kit which is cheaper and easier to get a hold of, haven't had failures there either but neither have we had such a large sample group.


> 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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