Opengear Console Server Revamps KVM Gear

By Staff  |  Posted 2008-08-06 Print this article Print

Opengear's new uClinux-based console server lets enterprises get more use out of outdated rack-mounted Kernel-based Virtual Machine equipment.

Opengear is shipping a uClinux-based console server designed for enterprises with unused Kernel-based Virtual Machine infrastructure.

The KCS6000 KVM gateway console turns outdated rack-mounted keyboards and LCD screens into stations where users can remotely administer server equipment using an array of modern remote access protocols, Opengear says.

According to Opengear, data centers and enterprise computer rooms still contain more than $3 billion in KVM infrastructure. Yet, KVM infrastructure is less than ideal or even useless for administrating modern blade or virtual servers, Opengear says.

According to Opengear, in conjunction with legacy KVM setups, the KCS6000 gateway can provide both in-band and out-of-band management of a wide range of servers, networking gear, uninterruptible power supplies, and other devices with serial or USB interfaces.

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