Cyclades OnBoard 24-port Service Processor Manager



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The Cyclades AlterPath OnBoard ATP8124-001 is a service processor manager that consolidates IP connections, user access and server health information while simplifying out-of-band management of next-generation servers with service processor technologies. With multiple Ethernet ports, the AlterPath OnBoard connects point-to-point with Ethernet-based service processors such as HP iLO, IPMI, Sun ALOM, Dell DRAC, IBM RSA and blade servers. By consolidating service processor Ethernet ports, the AlterPath OnBoard requires only one external IP address for all connected devices, reducing provisioning costs associated with service processors. The AlterPath OnBoard reduces costs even further by routing the service processor traffic through a less expensive out-of-band network that eliminates the use of switch ports on the production network.

Cyclades AlterPath OnBoard Diagram

The AlterPath OnBoard ATP8124-001  offers a standard security schema for external access and providing proxy and conversion services to ensure that connected servers are isolated and protected from the external production network. The AlterPath OnBoard allows enterprise-class authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA) security and encryption, and extends this functionality to all servers. By providing a combination of proxy services, translation services, virtual private networks and dynamic access control, users are ensured a secure connection. Furthermore, the AlterPath OnBoard provides controlled access to services in each server's service processor after all authentication and authorization has taken place.

The AlterPath OnBoard ATP8124-001 provides a standardized feature set for out-of-band management of servers from multiple vendors by extracting the native service processor interface for configuration, KVM, console and power control, and displaying the information in an easy-to-understand format. Server administrators need only learn the simple AlterPath OnBoard interface and not other server management interfaces.

The AlterPath OnBoard adds value by extending the functionality of service processors. Features such as data logging, event detection and notification, SNMP proxy, graphing and alarms for sensors and shared access to management ports are standard on the AlterPath OnBoard.

Cyclades AlterPath ATP8124-001 OnBoard Applications:

  • Manage HP iLO, IBM RSA, Dell DRAC, IPMI, Sun ALOM and others from a single user interface
  • Centralize authentication, logging, health monitoring and control of servers
  • Provide the security needed to effectively manage service processors remotely

Cyclades AlterPAth ATP8124-001 OnBoard Benefits:

  • Reduce the cost of deploying, monitoring and troubleshooting servers by reducing the number of IP addresses and Ethernet switch ports required for service processors
  • Decrease the time to access, monitor and control servers by using a single login and user interface to service processors
  • Eliminate security concerns associated with remote management of service processors
  • Restrict user access to specific service processor features: power, sensors, console, Web

Cyclades AlterPath OnBoard Specifications:

Operating SystemLinux
SecuritySSHv1 and SSHv2
Local, RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, NIS, Active Directory/NTLM and Kerberos authentication
Token-based strong authentication (SecurID)
Local fallback user authentication (remote failure)
Group authorization from authentication servers
System event logs
VPN through PPTP or IPSec
User InterfaceWeb Management Interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
Configuration wizard for first time Web users
Command line interface (Linux Shell)
OnBoard type commands
Security profiles for quick settings of security features
NTP for time server synchronization
Optional integrated power management with the AlterPath PM
Supports service processor management software from most server vendors
Service Processor ManagementSimultaneous access to multiple service processors
Support for service processor console redirection (remote KVM)
Serial console over LAN
Restricted user access to power, sensors, console, event logs or native Web
DHCP for dynamic IP address assignment
Supports proprietary service processors
UpgradesUpgrades available on FTP site
Flash upgradeable
TFTP support for network boot


CPUFreescale Power QUICC III @ 633 Mhz
Memory256 MB DDRAM/128 MB compact flash
PowerUniversal AC, single or dual 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.4 A max Dual DC, 36-75 VDC, max input current 5 A
Interfaces40/24 Ethernet 10/100 BT on RJ-45
1 RS-232 console on RJ-45
1 RS-232 DTE on RJ-45 for power manager or external modem
1 10/100/1000 BT Ethernet on RJ-45 for primary user connections
1 10/100 BT Ethernet on RJ-45 for user connections or failover from primary
Operating Temperature50°F to 122°F / 10°C to 50 °C
Storage Temperature-40°F to 185°F /-40°C to 85 °C
Humidity5% to 90% non-condensing
Width17.00 in / 43.18 cm
Depth10.50 in / 26.25 cm
Height1.75 in / 4.45 cm
Weight12.00 lb / 5.45 kg
CertificationFCC Part 15 Class A
CE: EN55022 Class A and EN55024 Class A