[SASAG] Console servers/IP KVM/Remote power
benjamin at seattlefenix.net
Mon May 22 15:41:18 PDT 2006
* Paul English (tallpaul at speakeasy.org) [060522 15:29]:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm wondering if anyone has any particular recommendations for
> devices in the console server/ IP KVM and remote power control arena.
> For the console server it would be something with ssh access and the
> ability to make serial connections to several devices. Web access is a
> For the IP KVM it must be Linux/UNIX compatible. Particularly Linux, but
> the more open the better - closed source binary clients are not my friend.
> Lastly for the power control I'm looking at the APC AP7901 - anyone have
> specific experience with this device or family? We bought a Power Tower XL
> in the past but I'm having trouble finding pricing on them and it was for
> a business partner so I don't have direct experience with it.
> Combinations of the above features would be fine as well.
> Thanks to the list for recommendations for Fortinet's Fortigate products.
> We will most likely be aquiring one soon.
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I just happen to have done some research on serial console servers recently. Here are the items that made my short list based on feature-set and price. I was looking for serial output buffering, the ability to access multiple ports simultaneously, network access with ssh, OOB, and a rack-mount profile. Prices are from CDW where CDW provides them, otherwise they're from the vendor directly. I'm sure you can get most of these items cheaper from other sources. Hopefully this will help kick-start your search.
CCM4850: 48 ports, $2,912.08
CCM1650: 16 ports, $1,397.69
CCM850: 8 ports, $973.64
DSXA-48-AC: 48 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $4,295
DSXA-32-DL: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $2,895
DSXA-16-DL: 16 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $2,155
SecureLinx SLC48: 48 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $3,565.97
SecureLinx SLC32: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $2,498.17
SecureLinx SLC16: 16 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, $1,848.88
SecureLinx SLC48: 48 ports, Dual Ethernet, $2,908.08
SecureLinx SLC32: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, $2,015.12
SecureLinx SLC16: 16 ports, Dual Ethernet, $1,582.15
SCS4805: 48 ports, Legacy Item, $2,353.44
CM4148: 48 ports, Open Source!, $1,495
CM4116: 16 ports, Open Source!, $795
SCS1600: 16 ports, $1,499
SCS4800: 48 ports, $2,999
IOLAN SCS32 DAC: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, ~$2,200
IOLAN SCS16 DAC: 16 ports, Dual Ethernet, Dual Power, ~$1,700
IOLAN SCS32: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, ~$1,800
IOLAN SCS16: 16 ports, Dual Ethernet, ~$1,250
CS9048: 48 ports, Dual Ethernet, $2,219.99
CS9032: 32 ports, Dual Ethernet, $1,834.99
CS9024: 24 ports, $1,655.99
CS9016: 16 ports, $1,465.99
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