• Console Servers

    Improve Network Availability

MRV LX Series Console Servers for Out-of-Band Management

Improving Efficiency, Reducing Costs, Increasing Network Up Time

Out-of-Band Networking solutions provide secure remote service port access, remote power management and environmental monitoring to devices in an organization’s networks and infrastructures.  An Out-of-Band Networking (OOBN) solution nearly eliminates the need for physical presence at a device to correct problems or manage its everyday operation. This mode of unmanned operation is also commonly referred to as Remote Management or Lights Out Management.

Applications and Benefits

The value of Out-of-Band Networking solution can benefit organizations of any size and type.  Improvements in efficiency for small businesses, large enterprises, service providers and carriers can all be realized by implementing an Out-of-Band solution.  Any infrastructure comprised of numerous types and classes of equipment including switches, routers, storage devices, and telephony equipment can be managed more effectively with an Out-of-Band Networking solution.

Reducing Costs

Since Out-of-Band Networks can nearly eliminate the need for administrative personnel to be physically present at a device, personnel can be reduced and centralized, resulting in significant cost savings.  The cost of downtime is also reduced since devices can be brought back online quickly without the delays of dispatching personnel to device locations.  Vehicles, fuel, tools, and labor costs are all greatly reduced all while ensuring Service Level Agreement (SLA) exposure is reduced as well.


  • Practically eliminate the need for personnel to be physically present at remote equipment site

    • Manage devices from a central location
    • Remotely troubleshoot problems and reboot “locked up” devices
    • Provide secure management access via internet or dial up connectivity

 

  • Improve Service Levels

    • Reduces need for redundant equipment by minimizing downtime from hours to minutes
    • Easy, efficient remote equipment access utilizes scarce technical resources more effectively
    • Ensure Service Level Agreements are met

 

  • Increase Security, Lower Risk

    • Verify user access leveraging existing security infrastructure
    • Multi User Access Levels supporting staff and outsourced resources
    • Capture logs as a record of system activity to meet directives such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and similar directives

Further Information

MRV Out-of-Band-Management Brochure

Data Center Best Practices for Remote Management

LX Series 4000T Console Server Datasheet

LX Series 1004T Console Server Datasheet

Case Study: Bank Turns to Out-of-Band Networking

 

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