Avocent Cyclades CS 8 Port Serial Console Server



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The Cyclades CS4008 is a 8 port console server which simplifies and consolidates access to serial devices with convenient management remotely via an onboard Web interface or at the rack through the local console port. Consolidated access to serial devices such as servers (UNIX, Linux and Solaris), routers, switches, public branch exchange (PBX), telecommunications equipment (DS/CSU) and serial power devices eases management complexities in medium to large server rooms.

Cyclades CCS4008 Console Server Backside
Cyclades CCS4008 Console Server Backside

Cyclades Console Server Features:

  • Operating Systems: Linux
  • Accessibility: Remote (IP and dial up via external modem) and local (console port) provides accessibility from anywhere
  • CAT 5 compatible adapters for simpler cabling (sold separately)
  • Security options for verifying users:
    • SSHv1 and SSHv2, Local
    • Radius, Active Directory and LDAP authentication methods
    • Local backup user authentication support
    • PAP/CHAP authentication (for dial-up lines)
    • Separate authentication to access ports and console server
    • User access lists per port
    • System event syslog
  • Advanced Console Management:
    • Sun break-safe (Solaris Ready certified)
    • Break-over SSH support
    • Offline data buffering - local or remote (NFS/Syslog)
    • Timestamp for data buffering
    • Unlimited number of simultaneous sessions Simultaneous access on the same port (port sniffing)
    • Event notification (email, pager, SNMP trap)
    • Global time zone support
  • Multiple Port Access Options:
    • Directly by TCP port, IP address or server name Telnet/SSH with menu
    • Simultaneous Telnet and SSH access
    • Bi-directional Telnet
  • Advanced System Management:
    • Configuration wizard for first-time users
    • Command line interface (Linux Shell)
    • Web Management Interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
    • SNMP
  • Upgrades
    • Flash upgradeable
    • TFTP support for network boot
  • Additional Protocols Supported:
    • DHCP for dynamic IP address assignment
    • PPP/SLIP for dial-up
    • NTP for time server synchronization
    • RFC2217 support for remote serial port access

    Cyclades CS Application Diagram
    Cyclades CS Application Diagram

Cyclades CCS4008 Specifications:

Height 1.75 in. (4.45 cm.)
Width 17.0 in. (43.2 cm.)
Depth 8.5 in. (21.6 cm.)
Weight 6.3 lbs. (2.9 kg.)
Operating Temperature 50 to 112 F (10 to 44 C)
Storage Temperature -40 to 185 F (-40 to 85 C)
Humidity 5% to 90% noncondensing
Power Internal 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
Operating System Linux
Approved Agency FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022, Class A (CE), EN55024, UL/cUL, TUV/GS, Japan VCCI V3/2003.4, BSMI,CB Scheme (IEC 60950), MIC, S-Mark, ICES-03,-Tick, Solaris Ready
Question: Where do I find a users manual for this product?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The Cyclades CS Console Server Installation, Administration and User Guide can be downloaded here: http://www.42u.com/pdf/cyclades-cs-console-server-manual.pdf.

Question: SNMP configuration for ACS 4008
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ.

Having said that, here is a link to the product manual that will detail the correct procedure for SNMP configuration of this switch.