Thinklogical Sentinel 32-Port Console Server



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In the demanding world of Systems Administration, the challenge is to integrate full-featured, reliable console management solutions. The Sentinel 32 Secure Console Server from Thinklogical answers this challenge with solid reliability features such as dual hot-swappable power supplies, hot-swappable device interfaces, and a unique front panel/motherboard assembly for easy replacement. There is redundant access through dual console and network ports housed in a hot-swappable interface module. The Sentinel 32 can provide access and management of any combination of serial devices: servers, routers, workstations, LAN/WAN devices, and more.  The Sentinel 32 is a high-performance console port management solution incorporating OpenSSH for secure authentication and encryption, and support for DHCP networks. The administrator assigns each user’s access rights. Users can then connect to only the devices they are authorized to access. When access to network devices is crucial, the Sentinel 32 provides management of serial console ports directly through the network or from a local terminal. Remote access is achieved via SSH, PPP or through an external modem. The access flexibility of the Sentinel 32 make it perfectly suited to management of remote server installations. The Sentinel 32 provides a 256K FIFO buffer for each device port providing a 400+ screen audit trail to assist with diagnostics should an attached device fail. By allowing access to original panic messages problems can be quickly corrected and downtime reduced. The Sentinel 32 is fault tolerant and will not cause attached devices to fail should the secure console server lose power. The design of the Sentinel 32 provides isolation between the user terminal and the server or device, eliminating the terminal as a point of failure.

Thinklogical Sentinel 32 Features and Benefits:

  • Sentinel 32 console servers provide dual hot-swappable universal power supplies
  • Sentinel 32 console servers have Hot-swappable device, network, and console interfaces
  • Sentinel 32 console servers Quick-Change front panel / motherboard assembly
  • Sentinel 32 console servers have dual network interface connections
  • Sentinel 32 console servers provide dual console connections
  • Sentinel 32 console servers provide OpenSSH
  • Sentinel 32 console servers are Sun “break-safe”
  • Sentinel 32 console servers are NIS complient
  • Sentinel 32 console servers field updates via RPM
  • Sentinel 32 console servers allow multiple concurrent SSH sessions
  • Sentinel 32 console servers let you manage up to 32 servers or devices
  • Sentinel 32 console servers' 256K FIFO audit trail per device port
  • Sentinel 32 console servers allow port access via 10/100 Base-T network connection or local terminal
  • Sentinel 32 console servers give you access to administration functions securely from a local terminal or over the network
  • Sentinel 32 console servers are only 1.75" (1RU) high, fits in standard 19" rack

Thinklogical Sentinel 32 Specifications:

Height  1.75 in (4.5 cm)
Width 17.25 in (43.8 cm)
Depth17.25 in (43.8 cm)
Weight10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Operating Temperature0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F), 30 to 90% RH, non-condensing
Storage Temperature-20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F), 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing

AC input: 100-240VAC, 47-63 Hz
Dual Universal AC power supply, Hot-Swappable

CPU & Memory

AMD SC520 CPU, operating at 133 MHz

256MB Compact Flash (CF) memory (non-volatile)

128MB RAM for real- time use