Out of Band Remote Server Management

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Avocent Solutions Connect and Manage IT Infrastructures

Avocent has consistently lead the market with connectivity and manageability solutions that centralize control of not only servers, but also network devices in multiple locations. IT management solutions are available for the data center, production & broadcast studio, command center, branch locations and small to midsize businesses. 

The history of Avocent innovations that have advanced the IT industry include: multi-platform/multi-user switching, analog matrix switching, extension over CAT 5, PCI bus extension, patented on-screen menus, remote KVM over IP connectivity, digital serial over IP, digital-analog integrated access to multiple servers, wireless KVM, hand-held solutions, and hub and spoke failover technology.

Avocent's IP KVM management systems eliminate distance limitations and provide 24/7 access and control of critical data centers. Avocent centralized management software allows IT administrators to sit at a single console and have secure, local and remote control of multiple servers, serial devices, IPMI proxy appliances and power management systems.

Serial Consoles

With secure, remote access to console devices using ACS console servers, IT professionals and network operations center (NOC) personnel can conduct secure remote data center management including remote control, equipment monitoring or diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment.

Enterprise Control Systems offers a wide range of Console Port Servers which are a crucial tool in today’s high density/high compute environments
The Benefits of Console Port Servers Include:

Flexibility of Multiple Connections

  • Enable desk-based network administration
  • IPv6 support – ideal for remote device/console management, data capturing and monitoring
  • Provide direct device interface via In-band Telnet or SSH connections
  • Ensure essential backup using Out-of-Band dial up connections

High Security features

  • SSH to allow secure encrypted connections
  • Authentication done internally and/or via an external Radius server
  • Packet filtering to ensure only authorized systems gain access
  • Ability to disable unused daemons to increase security against hackers

Keeping Costs Down

  • Simple to install – once it is given an IP address it is ready to run
  • Support multiple systems over a single Out-of-Band connection
  • Reduce HR and travel costs

“No Break” Feature for Solaris Platforms

  • Generates significant saving of administrator’s time
  • Reduces costly server reboots
  • Keep system disruptions to a minimum


Avocent ACS 6000 Advanced Console Server

The ACS 6000 console servers are Avocent's next generation console manager. They provide secure, remote access to IT devices and UNIX / LINUX-based servers.

Avocent ACS 5000 Advanced Console Server

The ACS 5000 meets the remote management needs of medium to large data centers. The series is available in 4, 8, 16, 32 and 48 ports with a single AC power supply.

Avocent ACS v6000 Virtual Advanced Console Server

Advanced console server functionality encapsulated in a virtual machine. Tapping the direct serial connections of the virtual machine on which it resides, this technology delivers higher availability of servers in even the most complex cloud environment.


Digital KVM Switches

Consolidate access at the desk, at the rack or across the entire data center with Avocent's field-proven line of analog and digital KVM switches. Avocent has been at the forefront of KVM development from the start, saving space and improving staff efficiency in leading companies across the globe.

These desktop KVM switches enable you to use a single keyboard, monitor and mouse to seamlessly access multiple PCs, without the expense and waste of valuable desktop real estate.

Avocent MergePoint Unity

The MergePoint Unity switch includes both KVM-over-IP and serial console management technology. Centralize the management of the appliances with DSView 3 software.

Avocent DSR Digital KVM-over-IP Appliances

DSR digital switches let you remotely manage and power cycle connected devices. Centralize the management of the appliances with DSView 3 software.


Avocent Universal Management Gateway

The Avocent® Universal Management Gateway is the first data center appliance that enables true, real-time, integrated monitoring, access and control across IT and facilities systems in the data center.

The Avocent® Universal Management Gateway appliance is the first converged management appliance that enables customers to remotely manage any device, in any location, from any vendor, at any time in a secure, centralized manner.
Exclusively, the appliance uses proven technology to deliver a single, unified approach for data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The appliance integrates Digital KVM, Serial Console, Service Processor and Environmental Management in a single U platform, enabling customers to experience complete data center access and monitoring.

Secure Centralized Remote Management

The Avocent® Universal Management Gateway appliance converges Avocent access and control technologies into a single platform, creating a simplified way to manage IT assets (compute, network and storage), regardless of vendor or operating system, regardless of technology. When used in combination with the Avocent DSView™ management software, data centers gain a total solution for secure access and control of any supported physical or virtual asset. Built-in auto-sensing and auto-discovery features provide the flexibility needed for data centers to consolidate tools and operate with optimal efficiency.

The Avocent® Universal Management Gateway appliance is the next generation data center management appliance, enabling holistic visibility of the data center. Real-Time Data Collection in the DCIM Environment. The Avocent® Universal Management Gateway appliance provides a path to the Trellis™ platform, Emerson Network Power’s revolutionary solution for DCIM. Deployed locally or remotely, the appliance enables both real-time data collection and closed-loop control over IT and facilities equipment.

Features and Benefits

·         Comprehensive DCIM platform in a single pane of glass

·         Convenient single U chassis – reduced rack space and footprint

·         Complete connectivity (IPMI, SNMP, OPC, Modbus, BACnet, Velocity)

·         Physical sensor aggregation

·         Easy installation across various remote access technologies

·         Up to 40 simultaneous KVM sessions

·         Up to 1024 service processors; wide variety of servers managed

·         Up to 40 full auto-sensing ports

·         KVM and SPM capability per port (using the UMIQ-V2)

·         Data collection – up to 10,000 data points per minute

·         Real-time information across IT and facilities


High Performance KVM

Avocent® High Performance KVM Matrix Extension products help organization improve efficiency and reduce cost by centralizing computing resources in server rooms, enabling users to share expensive resources and providing users with a more effective work environment (removing hot, noisy equipment).  Avocent® products are designed to deliver an “at the PC” experience for demanding high-resolution and no latency applications in the broadcast, industrial, government, health care and finance industries.

Avocent® Matrix Digital High Performance KVM System

A fusion of performance and speed for new levels of accessing what you need, when you need it. The Avocent Matrix is ideal for demanding applications such as broadcast, post-production, traffic control, military command and control infrastructure, medical and control centers. The system will scale and adapt as your needs change to provide an optimal user experience at ​your desk.

The Avocent Matrix system is the next platform in a long history of Avocent High Performance KVM products that includes the battle tested Avocent® AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM and Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM systems and improves on our customers most valued features.

  • Multi-User Access: Avocent Matrix provides up to hundreds of users with non-blocked access to connected servers and equipment, allowing for multi-user access at any time.
  • Scalable, Expandable Architecture:Thousands of devices can be connected through cascading and expanding the system is easy to im​plement.
  • Intuitive Administration:Through the web interface or Matrix Manager software, a single management system allows you to manage devices, users, and peripherals. Advanced features also exist to establish macros, event notification, high availability, and external API access.
  • High Performance Video, Audio, and USB:Remotely access applications with an exceptional USB, audio, and resolution up to 1920 x 1200.​
  • Built on Experience and Success:The Avocent® Matrix High Performance KVM is the next-generation version of Avocent High Performance KVM products. It leverages the experience Emerson Network Power has gained with the Avocent AMX and HMX product lines to create the best-of-breed platform. This unified approach enables the Avocent® Matrix to combine the instantaneous switch time of the Avocent AMX system with the digital quality and advanced management features of the Avocent® HMX system

The Avocent HMX Digital High Performance KVM Switch

The Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM switch is designed for organizations that need to provide workers the ability to seamlessly access and share one or more computing resource(s) which are physically separated from their work environment. This solution provides users an “at-the-desktop” experience from their work stations to any appliances, PCs or computing resources attached to the HMX IP network. This real-time, high-quality “at-the-PC” user experience is perfect for demanding environments such as pre and post production editing (broadcast), control rooms (broadcast, industrial, manufacturing, energy/utilities, IT, telecom and emergency response) and collaborative environments (training/simulation, medical diagnosis and imaging and financial trading desks).

Today, the Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM switch empowers the command centers of major hydroelectric plants; streamlines the editing of Hollywood blockbusters and is used in production environments by a vast majority of major broadcasting television and cable networks. In these and other cases, the Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM switch enables organizations to improve employee productivity, reduce IT costs and, ultimately, produce better business results for their customers.

The Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM switch is the ideal solution for these demanding environments. This can be easily deployed over a local area network (LAN). It supports a comprehensive range of peripherals including DVI-I video, CD audio, USB mass storage, keyboard and mouse and other USB devices.

The Avocent® HMX Digital High Performance KVM switch is ideal for the enterprise market bringing a robust set of administrative tools with the Avocent® HMX Manager. The Avocent® HMX Manager provides administration and connection-management control from a central location, enabling the desktop administrator to effectively and efficiently manage the computing resources without compromising the user experience.

  • Eliminates Distance Limitations within the LAN – Allows computers and
    users to be located anywhere on the network
  • High-Quality DVI Video and CD Audio – For intensive graphic and audio
    applications
  • Centralized Management – Via a single console, including access, desktop
    pooling and reporting
  • Centralized, User-Rights Management – HMX system allows user 
    administration and authentication through AD, LDAP, TACACS+, RADIUS, RSA SecureID and NT
  • Greater Security – 128bit AES encryption for secure access
  • No Dedicated Cabling – Removes the need for dedicated cabling between 
    user and computer
  • Dual, Digital DVI Video – Up to 1920x1200
  • USB Support – USB media and most other USB devices including USB keyboard/mouse as well as vUSB
  • Interoperability – Between the HMX extender system and the single- and 
    dual-video, high-resolution products

Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM Sw​itch

The Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switch is designed for organizations that need to provide workers the ability to seamlessly access and share one or more computing resource(s) which are physically separated from their work environment. This solution provides users with an "at-the-desktop" experience from their work stations to any appliances, PCs or computing resources attached to the Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switch. This secure, real-time, high-quality, "at-the-desktop" user experience is perfect for demanding environments such as pre and post production editing (broadcast), control rooms (broadcast, industrial, manufacturing, energy/utilities, IT, telecom and emergency response) and collaborative environments (training/simulation, medical diagnosis and imaging and financial trading desks).

The Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switch is used in the command centers of major power plants; streamlines the editing of Hollywood blockbusters and is used in production environments by a vast majority of major broadcasting television and cable networks. In these and other cases, the Avocent AMX switch enables organizations to improve employee productivity, reduce IT costs and, ultimately, produce better business results for their customers.

The Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switch is the ideal solution for these demanding environments. The Avocent AMX matrix switch can be deployed in a secure, closed, matrix environment and can offer reduced IT administration costs due to its easy-to-configure architecture. The centralized Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switches provide users the ability to build completely redundant systems with automatic failover and virtually instant switches when switching between target systems.

The Avocent AMX™ Analog High Performance KVM switch centralized management features such as LDAP-based user rights management and event logging, keeping a centralized record of user access. Its matrix nature--of existing on its own proprietary matrix system—allows for its use within high-security environments.


KVM Extenders

The KVM extension solutions enable customers to separate users from computers with simple connect-and-go ease of installation. KVM and peripheral devices can operate up to 1,000 feet away from the computer or switch with the LongView extender family, which automatically compensates for any performance degradation over the extension connection to deliver a true “at the PC” experience for the user.

Avocent® Analog KVM Switches

Consolidate access at the desk, at the rack or across the entire data center with field-proven line of Avocent® analog and digital KVM switches. Avocent solutions have been at the forefront of KVM development from the start, saving space and improving staff efficiency in leading companies across the globe.

Simplify local rack access for users with analog KVM technology. A solid platform for managing larger groups of equipment as well as enabling advanced features such as matrix switching, virtual media and smart card/CAC authentication.

Avocent® AutoView™ Analog KVM Appliance

Built for SMB server room environments, this analog KVM appliance is used to control and access your servers. Includes advanced features such as virtual media and smart card/CAC authentication.

Avocent SwitchView™ Appliances

Single-user SwitchView analog KVM appliances provide users, looking for a cost-effective solution, PS/2 and/or USB connectivity and target devices in SMB server rooms.


Serial and Audio-Visual Solutions

These solutions provide serial connectivity, audio and video extension both wired and wireless, and control systems for production & broadcast studios. Avocent multi-interface serial hubs and multi-port adapters help manage ports easily at the point of need whether local or remote. Professional audio and video extension products help you reach your target audience while increasing productivity and saving money. Serial and audio-visual solutions are used in many applications including retail point of sale, digital signage and broadcasting.

ECS Sells and Supports Avocent's Full Line of Solutions
ECS is a top level, Platinum Elite Take Command, Certified Partner of Avocent®. As such, ECS is able to offer competitive pricing coupled with premium service offerings.

The ECS sales staff is Avocent® Certified Sales Professionals. This certification requires coursework as well as a proven aptitude in Avocent® technologies.


Raritan

Raritan a brand of legrandAn industry pioneer, Raritan was established in 1985 and is a global provider of Cat5 KVM, KVM-over-IP, serial-over-IP, Intelligent Rack Power Distribution, server and network monitoring and management solutions. Raritan's products and solutions allow businesses of all sizes to monitor, access, control and manage hundreds of servers and other IT devices from anywhere at anytime. 

Raritan's award-winning KVM technologies help dramatically reduce costs associated with hardware, personnel, physical space, power consumption and security. Raritan solutions also help reduce IT infrastructure downtime while boosting the productivity of IT staff.

Raritan, Inc. is a leading supplier of solutions to securely monitor, access, control and manage servers and other IT devices in data centers, server rooms and remote offices. Raritan solutions manage millions of servers at more than 50,000 data centers, computer test labs and other sites around the world. Raritan's complete line of Cat5 analog and KVM-over-IP switches, serial-over-IP, Intelligent Rack Power Distribution, Power management and remote connectivity products provide the most reliable, flexible, scalable and secure solutions to monitor and manage IT infrastructures, while reducing downtime and improving operational productivity.

ECS provides full service sales, installation, and support for the entire Raritan product line.

KVM-over-IP

Award-winning, enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switches that provide BIOS-level access and control of your servers over your LAN, WAN, Internet connection or dialup.

Raritan Dominion KX lll

The Dominion KX III is Raritan's flagship enterprise-class KVM-over IP switch that provides 1, 2, 4 or 8 users with BIOS-level remote management of 8, 16, 32 or 64 servers in a single switch.  With industry leading video performance, security, and enhanced reliability, the Dominion KX III outperforms the competition. With standard features such as DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort digital video, VGA analog video, audio, virtual media, smart card/CAC, and mobile access, the Dominion KX III is suitable for both general computer and dynamic broadcast applications.

It's ideal for Server Rooms, Test Labs, and the Largest Enterprise Data Centers. KX III offers high performance web-based remote management of servers, storage, and network devices and virtually any application.  Deploy individually, or centralize with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway. 

Fast Video Switching:Once the Dominion KX III’s advanced video resolution detection has calculated a target server’s video characteristics, connections to the server occur almost instantaneously. This gives the Dominion KX III user immediate access in most cases to all connected servers. Mouse and Keyboard Features

Absolute Mouse Synchronization:The Absolute Mouse Synchronization feature is the ultimate mouse synchronization solution. For Windows and Mac® servers with a compatible USB mouse port, there is no need to adjust the mouse settings on the target server. This reduces installation time and enhances the Dominion KX III’s plug-and-play nature. In addition, the remote and target server mouse pointers never go out of synchronization. This feature is enabled by the D2CIM-VUSB and D2CIM-DVUSB virtual media CIMs.

High Definition (HD) Remote Video Resolution — 1920x1080 :The Dominion KX III is the first and only KVM-over-IP switch to support full High Definition (HD), 1080p remote video resolution. In addition, popular widescreen formats are supported, including 1600x1200, 1680x1050 and 1440x900, so remote users can work with today’s higher resolution monitors.

Third-Generation High Performance Hardware Architecture:Featuring the industry’s best KVM-over-IP performance, the Dominion KX III provides high performance, anytime/anywhere remote access and control for IT administration, lab management, and even the most demanding broadcast applications. The KX III’s third-generation architecture sets a new standard for performance, reliability, security, usability and compatibility.

3rd Generation Video Processing for Streaming HD Video and Audio:The KX III’s third generation video processing engine supports traditional IT applications to the most dynamic broadcast applications requiring 30 frames-per-second 1920x1080 video, 24 bit color, digital audio and DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA video.

 

Dominion KX11-101 V2

  • Palm-sized, KVM-over-IP access and control for a single server.
    Especially suited for secure remote access and control of servers outside the data center, this full-featured, single-port KVM-over-IP switch provides local user and up to 8 remote users with non-blocked access.
  • An ideal solution for non-IT devices, such as development and test labs, retail/point-of-sale displays, signage, and kiosks, as well as mobile and temporary applications for conventions, construction, medical, and military applications.
  • Console Server Access

Dominion KSX ll

KVM-over-IP and serial console access in a single appliance

The innovative Dominion KSX II provides KVM-over-IP and serial console access from a single unit. With  4 or 8 KVM-over-IP ports and 4 or 8 serial ports, this unique switch provides up to 10 users with BIOS-level access and control of up to 16 servers and serial devices using a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse.

An ideal solution for branch and remote offices, the Dominion KSX II is also perfect for labs, computer rooms and data centers with racks with serial and KVM-controlled devices.

Centralized Server Management

Raritan's CommandCenter® Secure Gateway (CC-SG) is an easy to deploy, plug-and-play appliance, that provides IT administrators and lab managers with a secure, single point of remote access and control. 

Raritan's CC-SG consolidates multiple access technologies, including Dominion® KVM-over-IP switches, service processors, and in-band methods such as RDP and VNC.  By simplifying remote management, expediting troubleshooting, and providing remote power control, CC-SG maximizes uptime and productivity of your physical and virtual servers, Dominion PX™ intelligent PDUs, and serial switches.

CommandCenterSecure Gateway

Raritan's CommandCenter­® Secure Gateway (CC-SG) is a plug-and-play appliance, that provides IT administrators and lab managers with a single pane of glass for remote access and control of physical and virtual servers, Raritan PX™ Intelligent PDUs, and serial switches.

By simplifying remote management, expediting troubleshooting, and providing remote power control, CC-SG maximizes server and device uptime and productivity.  Additionally CC-SG's easily scalable and highly available architecture, requires less network overhead and enables lower overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Raritan Paragon ll

Paragon® II is an enterprise-class Cat5 analog KVM solution that provides up to 64-users with secure, real-time access and control of thousands of servers and serial devices.  Its secure KVM switch technology features the industry’s best video quality with resolutions as high as 1920 X 1440 at distances of up to 1,000 feet, making it the perfect solution for Government, Broadcast, Production and Post-Production facilities. It’s ideal for Enterprise Data Centers due to its configuration flexibility and broad compatibility, supporting leading platforms from HP, Dell, IBM, Cisco, and Oracle.

  • Multi-User Access: Paragon II provides 2, 4, 8 or 16 users in a single switch with non-blocked access to connected servers, allowing for multi-user access at any given time. Up to 64 users in a system.
  • Scalable, Expandable Architecture: Connect to 32, 42 or 64 server ports per switch, with tiering and expansion capabilities up to 128 server ports for each switch for access to thousands of devices.
  • Government Approved Security: Meet the most common government and military security mandates, including: Common Access Card (CAC) and SIPRNET authentication with 90meter middleware, and smart card readers.
  • Simple Administration: A single interface allows you to capture and save all system events for auditing purposes, push firmware upgrades via the network, associate power outlets to the connected targets, and maintain system profiles.
  • High Performance HD Video: Remotely access applications with a resolution up to 1920 x 1440 for distances up to 1000 ft.

 

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