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Re: DATACENTER: Serial console concentrator/server



>What do you think is the "best" solution for aggregrating access to serial 
>consoles of 10-25 Sun/UNIX servers? Majority of my servers are Sun 
>E250/E450/Netra T1, but there are a few Intel (LB440GX-based gray boxes) 
>and Compaq that support console redirect to serial port.
>
>I would like to be able to bind an IP address to each serial port, so that 
>one can "telnet <an IP address>" to reach the console. Access control via 
>Radius/Tacacs would be nice too.

We use Livingston, er, Lucent Portmasters, which allows each serial port to be 
assigned a TCP port, so you can "telnet pm-foo 1234" to get to a specific 
serial port.

The ones we have are older, mostly PM-2E-30s. They work fine, and they're 
relatively inexpensive, but I'd love to find something that has RJ45 jacks 
instead of DB25 or DB9.

Regards,

-Jeff