Case Study: Out-Of-Band Solution for a Multinational Software Company

Objective The customer, a technology software company, had multiple branch offices worldwide without a dedicated IT staff. They were looking for a true out-of-band solution that would allow them to monitor and troubleshoot global sites remotely from their HQ. The company was searching for a console server for each site that had cellular access. This [...]

Replace Your EoL Cisco ISR2900 With Opengear

Do you rely on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers for out-of-band management of your Cisco devices? Cisco recently announced they will be ending the production of the Cisco 2900 Series ISR. If you are currently using the Cisco ISR2900, Opengear products are 100% Cisco compatible and offers: 8-96 console ports in 1U Plug [...]

End-of-Life (EOL) Announcement: Vertiv ACS5000

Effective June 30, 2017, Vertiv ended distribution of the ACS5000 Advanced Console Servers. After September 30, 2017 the Vertiv ACS5000 will be End-of-Sale (EOS) and they will no longer be available for purchase. If you are currently using the ACS5000, consider migrating to the ACS8000 console servers. The new ACS8000 serial consoles are built for [...]

Opengear 96-Port Console Server For High-Density Deployments

If your environment requires a large number of serial console ports, Opengear has recently announced a new product that will simplify your life and save you a few bucks. Mirapath has received a sample of this new model and taken it for a spin. The Opengear 96-Port Console Server is intended for high-density deployments - [...]

To Migrate Or Not To Migrate – Vertiv ACS8000

Vertiv released the ACS8000 console server series with significant new features that further enables customers to perform secure, remote data center, lab, and out-of-band management from anywhere in the world. Vertiv ACS8000 highlights include: New USB console support New fiber uplink New Python and PERL scripting support Faster processor and more RAM Expanded support of [...]

Console Server Buying Guide

With so many console servers in the market, choosing one can be a daunting task. We've put together this article to help you decide by highlighting the top considerations in selecting the right console server for your needs. Top considerations in selecting the right console server: In what environment are you using the console server? (i.e. [...]

The Case for Cellular Out-of-Band Solutions

Out-of-Band access provides the crucial access to your IT assets in an event that your traditional means of access are not available via a management network. Traditionally, Out-of-Band access is done by using analog lines and analog modems, via a console server where assets are connected. However, as technology evolves, the traditional Out-of-Band access method [...]

Solving a Lack of Power Feeds for High Density Servers

Background and Challenge Customer is looking to deploy high density racks, 20 servers (possibly more for future growth) per rack. Each server is estimated to consume 1200W per server, split between 2 power supplies. The estimated load per rack is 24kW. Planning to install 2 power strips each rack for A and B feed. Problem [...]