A Linux Powered Console Server with SNMP Compatibility

A Linux powered console server can be an extremely useful tool for accessing command functions on remote console ports, monitoring conditions at off-site data centers and alerting tech support personnel when temperature, device response and other factors at remote network equipment installations indicate a possible problem. But what if you need a Linux powered console server that can be controlled and configured by commands issued by other programs or equipment?

A Linux powered console server that supports SNMP commands and MIB objects provides an ideal solution for out of band management applications that require a console server that can be controlled and configured by other devices and programs. MIB objects can be used to select configuration parameters and for the Linux powered console server and review status information collected by the Linux powered console server’s alarm monitoring functions. In addition to allowing automated retrieval of status information, the Linux powered console server can also send alarm notifications via SNMP trap when high temperatures, excessive invalid access attempts, ping command failure, power supply interruptions and other potentially troublesome conditions are detected.

In some cases, MIB objects and SNMP commands can also be used to manage the Linux powered console server’s user directory, streamlining the process of simultaneously managing user information for groups of Linux powered console servers, and simplifying the task of adding and removing users and changing user access rights on multiple Linux powered console servers located throughout your network infrastructure.

Advanced support for MIB objects can also enable the Linux powered console server to interface with programs and devices that need to change console server serial port configuration parameters for different devices and functions, alter alarm threshold triggers to match the needs changing conditions at remote sites and reset alarm functions after an alert. This provides a comprehensive solution for any application that requires a console port access that can be managed by programs or devices without human intervention.

Just about any console server product can provide remote access to console port command functions on remote network devices. But if you need a Linux powered console server that can easily interact with other devices and out of band management programs, a Linux powered console server that supports SNMP functionality and managed MIB objects provides a solution that allows a seamless interface with your SNMP based devices and management programs.

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