Convenient serial access to data center devices
Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 is a serial solution that enables network administrators to centrally manage multiple UNIX servers, as well as LAN/WAN components, including routers, switches, and other network infrastructure devices accessible through serial console ports. Contained in a convenient, rack mountable 1U form factor, Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 provides out-of-band connectivity to 32 serial console ports from two user stations. Built-in data buffers save the most recent console output from each connected device, making it easier for the administrator to troubleshoot failures. And unlike other serial management devices, Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 does not emit inadvertent "break" signals that can cause unintentional rebooting.
Flexible out-of-band management
Serial console connectivity is the only out-of-band management solution for most existing data center equipment, such as network infrastructure devices. With Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 the administrator may access devices on the LAN, even when the LAN is down. Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 enables centralized local response to the failure of these critical devices, without the need to connect each to a dumb terminal or a PC. And all serial ports are also accessible remotely via dial-up modem.
Seamless interface to Raritan's enterprise-class Paragon
Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 is Paragon Ready, adding seamless, integrated serial console connectivity to award-winning, Cat5-based KVM access to servers. When Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 is connected in a Paragon-centric environment, the network administrator is able to achieve control of both serial and GUI-interface devices through a single integrated system, independent of the network.
Raritan ConsoleSwitch SCS232 Features:
- Simple plug and play installation
- Remote access - one modem port to connect to dial-up modem
- Small form factor - 1U
- Dual user simultaneous access
- High port density (32 ports), low cost per port
- Data buffers save last 8Kb (approximately 10 pages) of data output from each device
- Out-of-band access to serial ports - does not rely on LAN/WAN
- No inadvertent "break" signals to cause unintentional rebooting
- Convenient Category 5 UTP cable access
- Paragon Ready™ for seamless clustered access to devices
- Software independent
- Platform independent
- Available flash firm upgrades