Posts Tagged ‘buffer port’

Different Serial Port Modes for Different Remote Console Server Applications

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

In many out of band management applications, a remote console server is often called upon to serve a wide variety of different types of applications with different access requirements and port connection needs. One application might require the connection of an external modem to a console server port, another application might require the ability to buffer data received at a console server port and yet another application might simply require the ability to create connections between various console server serial ports. In cases like this, network administrators are sometimes faced with a difficult challenge: how can the remote console server satisfy the different needs of these diverse applications while still providing the basic out of band management functions that are generally expected from a remote console server?

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A Good Serial Switch Can Do More than Provide Out of Band Access

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

When most network administrators hear the phrase, “serial switch,” they will generally think of an out of band management unit that provides alternative access to vital network elements when communication via the main network is unavailable. But in addition to providing a channel for secure, reliable out of band management, often, a full featured serial switch product can also serve double duty in helping with the task of collecting error messages and other data collected from attached network devices.

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Using a Serial Console Server to Collect and Buffer Data Generated by Network Elements

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

A serial console server (http://www.wti.com/c-48-serial-console-servers.aspx) can perform a lot of different tasks in addition to providing an out of band management solution. In some applications, a serial console server is used to collect data, status messages and error messages that some network devices send out via console port.

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