Saving Serial Ports with Device Cascading

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Saving Serial Ports with Device Cascading

Background/Problem

A top global networking company asked ZPE Systems for a high-density device with a very specific feature set. The customer needed a 96 port console solution that could do bulk port configuration, zero touch provisioning (ZTP), port hostname detection, 360 device search, port occupancy notifications, alerts, actionable data, and tacacs.

The Solution – ZPE’s NodeGrid Family of Products

A top cellular service provider needed a solution that would work with their environment. Before they contacted ZPE, they were using up many of their switch ports to account for devices. The customer wanted a new solution – A solution that would allow for multiple devices out of a single switch port (cascading) support for additional hotspots to alleviate blind spots and to simplify connectivity.

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Nodegrid Serial Console is the Next Generation of Serial Console

Nodegrid Serial Console is robust, extensible and programmable. Nodegrid Serial Console (NSC) helps data center managers improve productivity and reduce MTTR costs with the latest technologies. The world’s fastest serial console server also sports industry-exclusive system configuration security checksum™, bare metal booting and recovery capabilities, and Docker readiness. No competing product comes close.

IT staff can manage more devices with fewer cables, IP addresses and configuration time using our industry-exclusive 1U 96 port serial console server. The Nodegrid Serial Console server consolidates and manages attached devices via a Serial Port Connection including: servers, network routers and switches, storage, PDUs, UPSs, and any other device with a serial port.

Nodegrid Serial Console also creates a secure network separation to protect IPMI and IoT management ports and maps IPMI and IoT devices to authorized users. Nodegrid has the ability to handle native Java based KVM viewers, translating them to HTML5 sessions and addressing security and compatibility issues. Provide DHCP IP addresses on the secure management network to your IPMI and IoT devices out of Nodegrid Serial Console and save configuration time.

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