Posts Tagged ‘external modem’

Different Types of Console Server Ports for Different Types of Users

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

In the early 2000s, when Console Server products first started to gain popularity, most console servers were used only by Network Administrators, who needed out of band management capabilities for remote network equipment sites. But as the capabilities of console servers grew, the need arose to dedicate specific console server ports to specific types of functions. One way to control the functions of console sever ports, was to assign specific “modes” to each available serial port.

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Modem Pooling and Out of Band Management

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Today, data centers can be found at installation sites located all over the world. Unfortunately, many of those sites are in remote locations, where network connections and cable internet aren’t readily available. This is not always the case, but you don’t have to search far to see that there are also plenty of data centers located at remote sites where network access is not simple or cheap. Places such as the snowy wilderness of Alaska or even the top of a mountain are also common places to find a remote data center or network installation. The task of managing a remote data center in such a location makes the ability to create out of band connections to remote devices an absolute necessity.

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