The challenge of increasing rack and data center server densities requires secure, efficient and scalable solutions to enable IT administrators with a faster method to access equipment to meet SLAs andminimize downtime.
The IBM Local Console Manager is designed to reduce these complexities with features that provide enhanced out-of-band local access, management, and security capabilities to IBM system x and BladeCenter environments.
IBM KVM switches support virtual media capabilities, which allow a single USB media, mass storage device or integrated optical drive in the 19" 1U console kit. This can help improve serviceability and lower operational expenses by allowing the transfer of data to deploy, patch, recover or even boot multiple servers all from one local console.
The LCM offerings support TFA devices providing a convenient single point of access, at the console tray, to authenticate the connected servers. Centralized authentication will help prevent security breaches, simplify rack management, and improve staff efficiencies.
Improve scalabilityIn The Box
These rack dense 16-port 1U analog solutions also support the ability to "daisy chain" up to 16 systems off a single switch port when used with existing UCO or KCOs and tier or cascade up to two levels. This allows the ability to manage servers connected to multiple switches from one local console.
- IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager
- Rack mounting kit