windsor at warthog
Feb 15, 2012, 7:11 PM
Post #9 of 12
Chris Ross wrote:
Re: recommendations for "dumb" console servers
[In reply to]
> On Feb 15, 2012, at 20:24 , Chris Fowler wrote:
>> On Wed, 2012-02-15 at 19:08 -0600, Rob Windsor wrote:
>>> It immediately doubles the price tag, so yeah.
>> How did you come to that conclusion? Just go on eBay and buy old
> Some people want/need to buy "new" equipment. In this economy,
> it's nice to be able to buy things off of eBay, and I do that for
> myself personally, but a lot of companies have requirements that
> things are bought through channels, and from businesses, etc etc.
> His conclusion is likely based simply on looking at new equipment
> from suppliers. And an understandable likelihood. Not very many
> people are making "dumb" or "simple" anything these days.
I already have two (or more, depending on how far I dig) terminal servers at home for personal use, one of which is a Cisco 2511RJ. ;) (this is also an answer to Chris Fowler's comment later in this thread)
This is for work. We're not buying out-of-production gear. (I love my job)
Primarily, we need serial access to network gear at remote sites for times when they "go off the reservation". We had a pair of ShoreTel SG90s in Ontario, Calif that were giving us grief last week, for example.
Several folks have recommended Opengear (OpenGear? opengear?) off-list, so that's where I'm leaning.
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