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Avocent ACS 6000 Advanced Console Server

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The ACS 6000 console server series integrates advanced technologies, adaptive services and secure enterprise communications for high-end, large, enterprise data centers. These console servers offer the performance and reliability necessary to efficiently access and manage IT assets such as servers (UNIX, Linux and Solaris), routers, switches, public branch exchange (PBX) telecommunications equipment (DSU/CSU) and serial power devices.

The high-performance architecture of the ACS 6000 console server series offers advanced hardware and software features to meet the demanding requirements of data center management applications. The series features a high-speed processor platform with dual gigabit-Ethernet ports for redundancy, optional built-in modem and two 16- and 32-bit PC card options. Other benefits include an internal temperature sensor for device-level monitoring and configurable pin-outs for serial ports.

Features and Benefits

  • Secure In-Band and Out-of-Band Network – For dependable remote management
  • Easy Configuration and Installation – Auto-discovery tool
  • No Adaptors Needed – For ACS console server and Cisco pin-out conversions
  • Compliance with Data Center Access and Security Policies – Customizable, multiple access levels
  • Integrated Power Management – Support for Avocent Power Management Distribution Units (PM PDUs) and third-party power
  • Industry-Leading Enhanced Security Framework – Support security policies using preset and custom security profiles
  • Centralized Power Management – Enables monitoring and measurement of energy consumption and simplifies power and cooling capacity planning
  • Centralized Administration for Access and Control – Using DSView® 3 management software
  • Compatible with Next-Generation Network Standards – Including IPv6
  • Strong Dial Up and Secure Dial Back – Using optional built-in modem and 16- and 32-bit PC card options
  • Access to Remote and Unreachable Locations – Using Ethernet/modem PC cards
  • Automatic Event Tracking – Plus notification of fault conditions
  • Regulatory Compliance and Easy Troubleshooting – Online and offline data logging with time stamps
  • Government agency security via FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptography – The FIPS mode of operation uses an embedded FIPS 140-2 certified OpenSSL cryptographic module (Certificate #1051)

Model Comparison

console server power network ports device ports features
ACS 4 Single/Dual AC and DC 2 4 Models, with or without modem
ACS 8 Single/Dual AC and DC 2 8 Models, with or without modem
ACS 16 Single/Dual AC and DC 2 16 Models, with or without modem
ACS 32 Single/Dual AC and DC 2 32 Models, with or without modem
ACS 48 Single/Dual AC and DC 2 48 Models, with or without modem

 

Avocent ACS 5000 Advanced Console Server

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The ACS 5000 Console Server Series meets the remote management needs of medium to large data centers. The series is available in 4, 8, 16, 32 and 48 ports with a single AC power supply.

Security features such as SSH v2, RADIUS authentication, IP filtering and user access lists per port allow data center managers and system administrators to manage the network and servers remotely with greater control and reliability.

Console management features such as data buffering, direct access methods to the serial ports (TCP port and server name) and event notification improve monitoring capabilities, which allow for faster problem-solving and higher network uptime.

Features and Benefits

  • Secure In-Band and Out-of-Band Network – Dependable network remote management
  • Easy Configuration and Installation – Robust auto discovery tool
  • Compliance with Data Center Access and Security Policies – Customizable, multiple access levels
  • Integrated Power Management – Support for the Avocent Power Management Distribution Unit (PM PDU) and third-party power support
  • Industry-Leading Enhanced Security Framework – Supports security policies using preset and custom security profiles
  • Centralized Power Management – Enables monitoring and measurement of energy consumption and simplifies power and cooling capacity planning
  • Centralized Administration for Access and Control – Using DSView® 3 management software
  • Compatible with Next-Generation Network Standards – Supports IPv6
  • Access to Remote and Unreachable Locations – Using Ethernet/modem PC cards
  • Automatic Event Tracking – Plus notification of fault conditions
  • Regulatory Compliance and Easy Troubleshooting – Online and offline data logging with time stamp

Model Comparison

Appliance Power Network Ports Device Ports Features
ACS 4 Single AC 1 4 Affordable, 4-port serial console server
ACS 8 Single AC 1 8 Affordable, 8-port serial console server
ACS 16 Single AC 1 16 Affordable, 16-port serial console server
ACS 32 Single AC 1 32 Affordable, 32-port serial console server
ACS 48 Single AC 1 48 Affordable, 48-port serial console server

 

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Avocent ACS v6000 Virtual Advanced Console Server

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The ACS v6000  virtual advanced console server offers the best of both worlds: virtual and physical. All of the next-generation functionality of our popular ACS 6000 has been encapsulated in a virtual appliance to enable dependable connectivity and management of virtual IT assets such as servers (Windows EMS, UNIX, Linux and Solaris), enabling the end user to manage these virtual assets in the same manner as physical assets while supporting routers, switches, public branch exchange (PBX) telecommunications equipment (DSU/CSU) and serial power devices.

Designed especially for the data center, this offering is a powerful addition to your cloud computing strategy. It fully integrates into a VMware environment, sustaining and improving such vital functions as vMotion. When a virtual server is moved within the environment, the ACS v6000 console server can maintain a persistent connection throughout the move process.

It also utilizes the direct serial connections of the device in which it resides. Once installed, it expands the functionality of the physical asset to do everything you expect from an advanced console server, such as remote device management, dial up and even out-of-band access.

Native VMware features included with ACS v6000 console server:

  • Runs on any standard x86 hardware, including Intel and AMD hardware virtualization-assisted systems
  • Runs on a wider variety of Linux host and guest operating systems than any server virtualization product on the market
  • Supports two-processor virtual SMP, enabling a single virtual machine to span multiple physical processors
  • Captures entire state of a virtual machine and rolls back at any time with the click of a single button
  • Protects investment with an easy virtual machine migration path to VMware infrastructure

Ordering Details

Description Part Number
4 Port Virtual ACS v6000 Appliance ACS-V6000-0004
8 Port Virtual ACS v6000 Appliance ACS-V6000-0008
16 Port Virtual ACS v6000 Appliance ACS-V6000-0016
24 Port Virtual ACS v6000 Appliance ACS-V6000-0024
48 Port Virtual ACS v6000 Appliance ACS-V6000-0048