CMS-6R4-CE console management switch is the ultimate tool for economical remote network management. The CMS-6R4-CE provides six RS232 port to access equipments console ports, four power outlet to perform remote reboot or on/off control plus an internal modem with dial-back features for secure out-of-band access. System administrators can access the CMS-6R4-CE via TCP/IP Web Browser, Telnet, or out-of-band via the internal modem or the local terminal port.
The six RS232 serial ports that can be individually accessed by number, name, or group. Each serial port can be separately configured using simple menu driven commands to set the port password, data rates, flow control and other operating parameters. The full matrix capability of the CMS-6R4-CE allows to easily connect any two ports on the switch, even when the ports are using different communications settings.
The CMS-6R4-CE supports address-specific IP security masks prevent unauthorized access to command and configuration functions and two different levels of user security; the supervisor level and the non-supervisor level. The supervisor level, which is intended for use by system managers and other administrators, provides complete access to all port connection / disconnection functions, operating features and configuration menus, and also allows access to any port on the switch. The non-supervisor level is ideal for co-location applications, since users are only permitted to view status and connect to the ports allowed by their user name and password.
Buffer mode allows individual ports to capture and store incoming data, such as error and status messages received from attached console ports.
This snapshot of the last data received is stored in memory, and can be viewed, saved or erased by the system operator at any time.
Easy to use commands let the user assign each of the four AC Power outlets plug names and view plug status. Outlets can be individually switched on, off or booted using plug numbers or names. For power sequencing, each plug can be assigned a power-up time and will wait for the selected duration before turning on the next plug.
The internal 33.6 Kbps modem provides secure dial-in capability. A password feature prevents unauthorized access to sensitive command functions. Each menu-defined password can be assigned an individual user name for easy reference and an optional dial back number, which instructs the unit to call the user at a predefined number before allowing access.