REMOTELY MANAGE NETWORK SERVERS AND DEVICES ENSURING MAXIMUM NETWORK UPTIME
Black Box’s secure Serial Console Servers allow IT administrators to access remote devices when the network connection is down. Console Servers are a complete and reliable solution that simplifies the out-of-band management of your network, server and power infrastructure in data centers and remote facilities, from anywhere, at any time. Comprehensive monitoring, diagnosis, and problem correction enable recovery of infrastructure connection failures to maximize network uptime. An intuitive device control panel with proactive alerts provides IT and network administrators with real-time status information on the infrastructure.
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Multiple Network Device Management: Access hundreds of console servers connected to thousands of connected servers, switches and routers at various locations.
Out-of-band management and remote network troubleshooting: Remotely manage multiple console servers, determine which devices have failed, and troubleshoot quickly, eliminating the need to deploy technicians on-site to troubleshoot.
Maximum Network Uptime : Enable continuous maintenance and disaster recovery of mission critical IT infrastructures, even if the network is down.
Enterprise-level network security: Control network access through local and remote authentication, authorization, and accounting with RADIUS, Kerberos, Active Directory, TACACS +, and other security protocols.
Centralized monitoring of network performance and VCMS software support: Access devices, monitor status and troubleshoot from anywhere using a single portal, minimizing downtime and impact on your operations with support from the management system virtual central (VCMS).
Enable proactive and ongoing maintenance with mission-critical IT infrastructure disaster recovery, even if the network is down
FLEXIBLE REMOTE ACCESS TO THE NETWORK
Secure remote access to data center equipment via the Internet, traditional telephone network or mobile phone
REMOTE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Unified power management of PDU and UPS equipment, which allows users to activate software shutdown of any server, thus controlling interruptions and overloads.
REDUNDANCY THROUGH AUTOMATIC FAILURE AND POWER RECOVERY.
Enable uninterrupted workflows thanks to redundant power and a secondary network interface for mission-critical situations where automatic fault recovery is required
NETWORK PROBLEM SOLVING
With VCMS (Virtual Central Management System) you will have proactive alerts, allowing you to detect faults before breakdowns occur, quickly troubleshoot and minimize downtime
SERIAL ACCESS BY IP
IP access and control of serial devices such as servers, network devices, security appliances, rack-mounted PDUs, virtual hosts, and wireless and telecommunications equipment
OUT OF BAND, BUT NOT INACCESSIBLE
Most IT organizations use network management systems (NMS), such as HP Openview, to manage and monitor critical network assets. If IT assets depend on the data network for connectivity to NMS and the network goes down, the usefulness of NMS would be limited. Console servers allow network administrators to use a separate out-of-band management network or communications link for configuration and troubleshooting, and this is independent of the data network, thereby improving diagnostics and availability of the net. Administrators can choose from a variety of secure WAN connection options, including Ethernet, mobile phone, and traditional phone modems.
Use out-of-band management with console servers to remotely reconfigure, restart, and restore images:
- Switches, routers, servers or any device with an RS-232 serial console port
- Telephone switchboards, videoconferencing systems, firewalls
- PDU and UPS
- Environmental monitoring