Posts Tagged ‘rj45’

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.


Does Your Out of Band Management Application Include both RJ45 and DB9 Format Devices?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

It’s pretty safe to say that most network administrators are already familiar with the communication capabilities that are provided by an out of band management solution. An effective out of band management solution provides administrators with a powerful tool for communicating with remote network devices when normal network communication is down or unavailable. In spite of this though, sometimes a very simple thing, such as cabling format, can stand in the way of implementation of an out of band management solution, even when the value of out of band communication is obvious.


Out of Band Management Units for Both DB9 and RJ45 Environments

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Adding an out of band management solution to an existing remote network equipment installation doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to re-cable an entire equipment rack in order to provide compatibility with a newer out of band management unit. In order to simplify the process of adding out of band management capabilities to an existing network application that uses older DB9 format cables, some modern out of band management products are available in both DB9 and RJ45 format.


Remote Console Server Products are Often Available in Both DB9 or RJ45 Versions

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A remote console server can be a valuable addition to any remote network equipment site. The reason for this is simple: remote console servers provide network administrators with out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Obviously, this capability comes in very handy in any case where normal network communication with a remote device is not available, so with that in mind, why doesn’t every remote network equipment site include a remote console server?


Out of Band Management Solutions for Both DB9 and RJ45 Applications

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Adding an out of band management solution to an existing network facility doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to replace all of your old DB9 cables with RJ45 cables. WTI Out of Band Management products ( available with either RJ45 format serial ports or DB9 format serial ports. This allows you to easily add out of bad management capabilities to an existing network installation, regardless of whether the installation uses RJ45 cables or DB9 cables.


A Serial Console Server Model to Fit Any Out of Band Management Application

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

It’s hard to find two serial console server applications that are exactly the same; some applications rely on AC power, while others rely on DC power … some applications only require connection to one or two console ports, while others require connections for many console ports … some applications use DB9 cables, while others use RJ45 cables. With this in mind, WTI Serial Console Servers are available in a wide variety of different configurations, to fit the requirements of almost any type of out of band management solution.


Add a Remote Console Server Without Running New Cables

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Don’t let DB9 cables stand in the way of adding an out of band management solution to your remote network application. If you need remote management capabilities for existing network applications that use DB9 cables, there’s no need to run new RJ45 cables, just to allow compatibility with a console server. WTI Remote Console Server products are available in both DB9 and RJ45 configurations, to allow you to add out of band management capabilities with the latest security and authentication features without the need to run new cables.


A Console Server with Outbound SSH and Telnet

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Troubleshooting problems at remote network equipment sites can sometimes be frustrating, especially when the source of the problem is a malfunctioning firewall. When the firewall is down, that often means that you can’t contact any of the network devices behind the firewall in order to remedy the problem, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to travel to the remote site and fix the problem in person.


How to Create Your Own Cat 5 Patch Cables

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Like the article says, patch cables are pretty easy to find … but knowing how to make them yourself can really come in handy sometimes.

Networking cables are a dime a dozen. You can get them just about anywhere…in standard sizes. But what happens when you need an odd size or you simply follow the beat of a DIY drum? In those cases you will want to know just how to make your very own Cat 5 Ethernet cables. And whether you need straight-through or crossover cables, TechRepublic has you covered.


TSM Series Console Servers – An Easy Way to Switch from DB9 to RJ45

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

WTI’s TSM series console sever products offers all of the convenient features found in our RSM series console servers, but with RJ45 connectors instead of DB9 connectors and a smaller form factor for high port density models. If you currently own an RSM series console server, the TSM offers a seamless solution for switching from DB9 format ports and cables to RJ45 format ports and cables.