One Console to Rule Them All

Blake Krone from Digital Lifestyle writes:

As long as there has been networking equipment we have needed access into devices to configure and manage. Serial connectivity is the defacto setup method for new equipment so it’s only naturally that console servers have come to market. For example I use a Cisco 2811 at home in my lab for console connectivity but it’s somewhat limited in how you can connect and manage, plus it’s also not the easiest. Opengear console servers provide an easy way to provide serial connectivity to devices and out of band management. One of the greatest features of Opengear console servers is that you can provide connectivity to them via cellular modems.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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