For most companies, the performance of IT equipment is critical to daily operation. To keep a server, router, PBX, or leased-line modem working
properly, it is important to minimize downtime and troubleshoot faulty devices quickly. KVM is commonly used for in-band management of devices
that are equipped with a screen and keyboard. However, RS-232 console access is often used as a last resort for all devices.
Remote Console Management
The CN2510 provides an easy console management solution in a
convenient 1U rackmount package. With its RS-232 ports,
connections are easily established to the console ports of network
equipment, such as UNIX servers or routers, for centralized
management of the attached devices. Each device’s RS-232 console
port becomes a network-accessible node, giving users Telnet access
from anywhere on the network for configuration and management of
the device. Full modem control signals are supported, ensuring
compatibility with a wide range of serial peripherals.
It is very important that access is strictly controlled in a console management solution, and user privileges should be validated before a console
port connection is allowed. The CN2510’s authentication procedure involves verifying the username and password against an internal database or
a RADIUS server.
When a dial-up connection is used for out-of-band management, the CN2510 provides a convenient dial-back function. Instead of accepting a
connection request directly, the CN2510 calls back the management host to establish the connection. The dial-back function helps ensure that
only registered users or hosts can remotely connect to the network through the CN2510, and helps to minimize long-distance phone costs.
- LCD control panel for easy on-site management
- Supports up to 16 dial-in users when operating as a standalone remote
- Supports PPP/SLIP with RADIUS authentication and RIP I/II routing
- Real COM/TTY drivers for Windows and Linux
- 48 VDC for telecom applications (for CN2510-8/16-48V)