Perle Systems Technical Notes
When the network is down how do you recover the networking equipment? Out-of-band remote access to Cisco serial or USB console ports provide an efficient back door method for recovery. Whether it is to diagnose, reboot, reconfigure or troubleshoot the equipment, a Console Server, also known as a Serial Terminal Server, enables you to access remote networking equipment when you need it most. This can be through the use of an alternate backup network dial-up or GSM wireless remote access.
Serial or USB console ports are the most reliable and dependable form of communication for equipment management. That is why most high value networking devices have one. Whether it is a router, switch, firewall, PBX, network storage device, etc, no matter what is happening with the device, the serial auxiliary, or USB console port, is always up and running. It is a trusted way to find out what is going on and the quickest way to recovery.
Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers and Console Servers are ideal for managing remote Cisco consoles with the following features:
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