Posts Tagged ‘out of band mangement’

One Console Access Server for Both RJ45 and DB9 Devices

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

When adding an out of band management solution to a collection of existing remote network equipment sites, it’s often surprising to see how many old DB9 based devices are still being used at those sites. Obviously, most of your newer network equipment will feature RJ45 serial ports, but there will always be a smattering of reliable, old legacy devices that are still an important part of your network infrastructure, yet still include DB9 serial ports. In cases like this, sometimes the most immediate solution is to start wiring up adapters to connect those old DB9 devices to your new RJ45 format console access server … but there’s also an easier way that doesn’t involve a confusing web of adapters and cables.