Why you need Out-of-Band
In-Band Management access via the network has
one inherent weakness. Communication is subject to the same
problems that your network is currently experiencing. When the
network goes down or is severely disrupted, any network traffic
has no way to get between the managed device and the management
workstation. Quite often when a network element goes down, it
loses its network connection, which renders In-Band management
useless. This is where Out-of-Band Management always works flawlessly.
Out-of-Band Management allows you to manage devices without
going through the network.
How the Computone Out-of-Band Console Management Solution
If your system will
not boot up due to hardware issues or you need to configure
a new device, you have access to managed device console ports
through the RAS 2000RCM using Telnet or Secure Shell (ssh®).
For remote management and diagnostics,
simply attach a modem to dial directly into the RAS 2000RCM.
This allows you to connect to the console port on the server. In
LAN/WAN environments, Telnet into the RAS 2000RCM to access
the console. For security, ssh protocol provides 128-bit encryption
for sensitive data such as changing passwords.
Both the remote and LAN/WAN Out-of-Band
Console management solutions will enable you to troubleshoot
your devices without intercepting network issues.
Expand the RAS 2000RCM from 16 to 64 ports (fully
configured with four boards) by
simply sliding in additional Rack Expandable (REX-RCM) cards. The
REX-RCM expansion card addresses the break command and port
lock-up problems encountered when used with Sun®
servers and workstations.
It lets RAS 2000RCM users select, configure and mix-and-match
any combination of the original REX expansion card with the
new REX-RCM card, and supports network devices, such as routers,
switches, hubs and servers.
REX-RCM expansion card gives RAS 2000RCM users increased ports,
power and versatility.
Benefits of the RAS 2000RCM...
Remote Management - Save time and money
by managing your network devices worldwide via the Internet
or dial-in connection.
Security - Secure connections using ssh® protocol. Supports
Dial-in PPP allowing a secure connection through a modem.
Reliable Server Management - Always have access to your
network regardless of network issues.
Multiple Users - Up to 32 Telnet connections allows multiple
Easy to Use - Web browser interface makes the RAS 2000RCM
simple to configure.
High Port Density - The RAS 2000 has up to 64 ports in
a 19” x 13” x 3U chassis utilizing little rack space.