Connecting to Networking, Server, and Power Devices within the Data Center

Connecting to Networking, Servers, and Power Devices within the Data Center

Background / Problem

A web scale company needed a solution for their environment that would securely access and control networking, servers, and power devices. They needed LLDP to detect network devices, configuration finger print check for security purposes, advanced command line interface (CLI), a performance heavy CPU, the latest security features and puppet/chef automation integration and SNMP support.

The Solution – NodeGrid Serial Console™

ZPE Systems’ NodeGrid Serial Console™ allows secure remote access to the network gears’ console ports with lightning response time for provisioning and firmware upgrades. NodeGrid’s LLDP announces its presence on the network for immediate automation control. ZPE’s NodeGrid software enforces security with System Configuration Checksum™ a patent finger print methodology for pointing out unauthorized configuration changes in NodeGrid Serial Console. Integration with Docker and Puppet or Chef provide extra layer of management flexibility and integration. NodeGrid Serial Console allows the customer to manage all devices, regardless of vendor for unparalleled security, access, and control.

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 checksum™ for security, 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 NSC T-Series 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 at a Glance:

  • Modern 64-bit Linux OS
  • World’s fastest serial console server: Dual-core x86-64bit Intel CPU with 4GB RAM and 32GB SSD memory (upgrades available)
  • World’s highest concurrent session in a serial console: 1,000+ sessions, 20 users per port at 115,200bps
  • World’s first all in one vendor-neutral PDU, support for IPMI and IoT management ports.
  • World’s first high-density 96 port 1U serial console server, also available in 16/32/48 port editions
  • HTML5 remote console access – no Java issues unlike outdated competitors
  • World’s first serial console server optimized for Docker and Open Compute Hardware Management
  • World’s first serial console server with bare metal booting and firmware recovery
  • Zero Touch Provisioning and failover to any cellular service provider of your choice (no vendor lock-in)
  • New, easy-to-use software development kit for software innovation

Next Step: Schedule a Demo and See What NodeGrid Can Do For You

We are perfectly positioned to meet anything manufacturers can throw at us. We pioneered IT infrastructure access and control back in the day and we’re pioneering IT infrastructure access and control for today and the future. Check us out. You’ll be glad you did.

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