Emerson Avocent ACS 5000 Advanced Console Server Handbook

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ACS 5000 Advanced Console Server
A Complete Console Management Solution
The Avocent® ACS 5000 advanced console server offers IT professionals and
network operations center (NOC) personnel the ability to perform secure, remote
data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere
in the world. Using a hardened Linux® operating system, the Avocent® ACS 5000
console server provides optimal performance, security and reliability. Combined
with integrated power management and using Avocent DSView
software, the Avocent® ACS 5000 console server offers centralized management
and a secure and consolidated out-of-band management solution.
Decreased Maintenance Costs and Enhanced Productivity
Available in 4-, 8-, 16-, 32- and 48-port models that fit in 1U of rack space, the ACS
5000 console server helps maximize network and server availability with scalability
and cost-effectiveness.
Security features such as SSH v2, RADIUS authentication, IP filtering and user access
lists per port allow data center managers and system administrators the ability to
remotely manage the network and servers with greater control and reliability.
Console management features such as data buffering, direct access methods
to the serial ports (such as TCP port and server name) and event notification
improve monitoring capabilities which allow faster problem solving and higher
network uptime.
The Avocent® ACS 5000 console server decreases network maintenance costs
and helps maximize IT asset productivity while providing scalability, making it the
right choice for secure in-band and out-of-band management for medium to large
enterprise data centers.
ACS 5048
Secure console and power
Server and network management
Secure access to test and
development lab environments
Legacy terminal server
Secure in-band and out-of-band
network remote management
Integrated centralized
administration – using Avocent
DSView management software
Regulatory compliance and easy
troubleshooting – online and
off-line data logging with time
Power management – integrated
power control
Easy configuration and
installation – auto-discovery of
host names
Windows® Server 2003
Emergency Management Services
(EMS) support
Clustering – central access to
multiple console servers
Improved network monitoring
Rack space savings – 1U form