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Console Server 8 Port

Secure remote out of band management


37 In Stock
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Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

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Product Features

  • Get highly affordable, secure, remote network management of up to 32 devices.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-failover provide built-in redundancy.
  • Ideal for business with remote branches and limited IT staff, as well as co-location data centers.


  • Monitor and control virtually everything, including the physical environment.
  • Server provides audit trail logging to emedded 4-GB local storage or a remote log server.
  • Features, simple, straight-through cable to Cisco-style serial consoles.
  • Get automated responses to reduce time-consuming on-site visits.
  • Includes USB 2.0 ports for managed device OS transfers.
  • Customizable firewall security with IP filtering and per-port access list.
  • Offers extensive monitoring, alert, and power event-notification features.
  • Gives you the ability to isolate devices from other equipment.
  • Provides unified power management of PDU and UPS equipment.
  • Embedded Linux® operating system.
  • To manage large numbers of console servers over a wide geographic area, even globally, use Virtual Central Management System Software (LES-VCMS-10-1Y, etc.).

  • Tight budgets and sparse IT staffing makes managing remote mission-critical IT, network, and power devices while meeting enterprise uptime requirements a challenge for IT managers.

    The solution is the Secure Serial Server with Cisco pinout. This highly reliable and feature-rich console server simplifies out-of-band management of your network, server, and power infrastructure in data centers and remote sites.

    Use it for easy and affordable out-of-band access to routers, switches, PDUs, firewalls, and other serial consoles. The server gives you visibility and control of your network and its physical environment for reliable 24/7 uptime. It provides serial console-port connectivity and supports environmental monitoring, power management, and monitoring, plus remote site storage of off-line logs.

    The console server features everything you need to make remote management and fault recovery easy and affordable: an intuitive status monitoring dashboard, pro-active alerting, vendor-neutral power management, and simple secure access to devices. You'll be able to maximize uptime while reducing the hassle and expense of truck rolls and remote site visits.

    Who can benefit from the Secure Serial Server?
  • Business with remote offices.
  • Organizations with limited IT staffing and budgets.
  • Colocation tenants in data centers.
  • Cloud and hosting providers; ISPs.
  • Research and lab environments.
  • Government, education, and healthcare organizations.

  • Smart out-of-band management
    The Secure Serial Server gives you features that go far beyond traditional out-of-band management devices. Use it to pro-actively detect faults before they become failures. You can monitor and log system's health and physical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, motion, etc. You can also use the server to monitor and control UPSs and PDUs for disruptions, surges, and power cycling. The intuitive build-in dashboard gives your an overall status-at-a-glance.

    Dual ports for built-in redundancy.
    In addition to the traditional RS-232 serial console port connections, the console server supports direct USB 2.0 connections to one or two Cisco USB console ports (just use its embedded AJAX terminal for accessing the connected serial devices). The dual USB ports enable you to attach peripherals, such as storage and USB consoles.

    Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports facilitate connections to primary and secondary networks. The server detects any communications failure on the primary port and switches to the second RJ-45 connection automatically. You can remotely cycle power and reboot computers, even when their operating system is unresponsive

    Extensive environmental and power monitoring
    The Secure Serial Server with Cisco Pinout supports extensive environmental monitoring, alert, and power event-notification functions. Alerts can be sent via e-mail, SMS, and SNMP traps. Also, the console server supports graceful shutdowns, ping detect reboots, and running of custom scripts when alerts are triggered.

    For example, you can set it up to power cycle on a managed device when a specific alert event occurs or to send multiple notification e-mails when an alert triggers. (The console server uses a Linux operating system with source code access and has a custom development kit.)

    Because you can use the console server to manage ports on PDUs, UPSs, and environmental monitoring devices—and, in the process, cut power consumption, reduce utility bills, and lessen environmental impact. It's a great addition to any IT department or company wanting to initiate "clean tech" energy conservation.

    The solution for service providers
    The console server is also ideal for service providers who need access to client-side devices, even those located behind firewalls. Control a wide selection of UPS systems and switched PDUs from different manufacturers.

    Security-enhancing features
  • An enterprise-class firewall with selectable and customizable system security levels.
  • FIPS 140-2 validated encryption for government and the military.
  • Secure remote management and disaster recovery features.
  • A physically separate management LAN enables you to isolate devices from standard network access.
  • Two-factor RSA SecurID and Kerberos authentication.
  • RADIUS, TACACS+, or LDAP/Active Directory server authorization.
  • On- and off-site logs for audit and compliance reporting.
  • Extensive VPN support, including OpenVPN and IPSec enterprise-grade PKI VPN remote access.

  • What's more, because the server features 4 GB of on-site FTP/TFTP flash storage, you can store device configuration files locally, including multiple local boot images, and roll back if necessary. Store off-line logs for serial ports, available networks, and more.

    * NOTE: Optional external environmental or I/O monitoring equipment required.

    What's included:
  • 8-Port Secure Serial Server with Cisco Pinout
  • Rackmount brackets and hardware
  • (2) CAT5 cables
  • Cisco connector (DB9 F-to-RJ-45 straight-through and DB9 F-to-RJ-45 crossover)
  • 100–240 VAC internal power supply.
  • Quick-start guide.

  • Tech Specs

    Approvals CE, UL® 1950, TUV, C-Tick, RoHS compliant, Security features to support NERC CIP standards, FIPS 140-2 validated module Certificate #1051
    Connectors Serial: (8) RJ-45 with Cisco pinout (RS-232); Network (Ethernet failover/bonding): (2) RJ-45 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX); USB: (2) USB 2.0 Type A F
    CPU Processor 800 MHz Armada 370 ARMv7 SoC (Marvell 88F6W11)
    Dimensions 1.75"H x 17"W x 6.9"D (4.5 x 43.2 x 17.5 cm)
    Emmissions FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A Radiated Emissions 30MHz: 1000MHz; ICES-003 Issue 4 February 2004 Class A Radiated Emissions 30MHz: 1000MHz; AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2004 Class A Radiated Emissions 30MHz: 1000MHz; EN55022: 1998 + A1: 2000 + A2: 2003 Class A Radiated Emissions 30MHz: 1000MHz
    Gateway Router Management Stateful firewall, DHCP server, DDNS, Failover, Port forwarding, IP filtering with access control lists. 700 Mbps firewall throughput, 140 Mbps VPN throughput (through LAN ports)
    Immunity EN55024: 1998 +A1: 2001 +A2: 2003; IEC61000-4-2: 1995 ESD 8kV Air Discharge (Direct), 4kV Contact Discharge (Direct/Indirect); IEC61000-4-3: 1995 Radiated Immunity 3.0V/m, 1KHz AM Sine Wave at 80%; IEC61000-4-4: 1995 EFT/Burst 1.0kV Power Lines, 0.5kV I/O Lines; IEC61000-4-5: 1995 Surge Immunity 1.0kV Common Mode, 1.0 kV Differential Mode; IEC61000-4-6: 1996 Conducted Immunity 3.0 Vrms, 80% AM Modulated (1KHz); IEC61000-4-11: 1994 Voltage Dips and Interrupts (>95%,0.5 periods), (30%,25 periods), (>95%,250 periods)
    Isolation Serial Port: 4kV ESD protection on RS-232 transceivers; Ethernet Port: 1500V AC isolation shielded with shield connected to chassis ground for signal integrity and ESD protection
    Memory 256 MB DDR3 SDRAM (533 MHz), 32 MB embedded flash, 4 GB internal USB flash
    Operating Humidity 5 to 90%, noncondensing
    Operating System Linux® with source code access (custom development kit included)
    Power Consumption 20 W
    Power Input (1) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, internal power supply
    Remote Management HTTPS and SSH console, Nagios NSCA & NRPE, SNMP, TFTP & FTP server, Password access control, IP service port control, AJAX web terminal, Auto Respons
    Security and Authentication IPSec and OpenVPN, SSL tunnels, Secure Shell (SSH V2), TACACS+, Kerberos, RADIUS and LDAP authentication, PAP/CHAP authentication (dial-up), Dial-back support, Local authentication, System event syslog, Authenticated NTP
    Weight 9 lb. (4 kg)
    This product works with:

    This product works with:
  • Serial Printer Adapter (RJ-45/DB25 F DCE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-25FC)
  • Modem Adapter (RJ-45/DB25 M DCE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-25MC)
  • Dumb Terminal Adapter (RJ-45/DB25 F DTE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-25FT)
  • Dumb Terminal Adapter (RJ-45/DB25 M DTE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-25MT)
  • Dumb Terminal Adapter (RJ-45/DB9 M DTE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-9MT)
  • PC Adapter (RJ-45/DB9 F DTE) for Value Line Console Servers (LES1316A-9FT)
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    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



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