Console Server, Alarm Management
With its 20
configurable ports and 8 control relay output points, the In-Reach 9220M
(IR-9220M) provides the total flexibility required to control a variety of core
network, discrete alarm and environmental sensor devices all with a single box.
The 20 serial ports of the IR-9220M are software-configurable to perform
console, discrete alarm (input and output), sensor, power master or alarm master
management in any combination, depending on an administrator's needs.
The IR-9220M enables corporate network administrators and operations
support systems (OSS) managers to gain out-of-band serial port access to a
variety of network elements (NEs) such as UNIX servers, switches, CSU/DSUs,
routers and multiplexers. In addition, with appropriate port configurations, the
IR-9220M allows administrators to manage discrete alarm devices such as door
alarms and aerial lights of cellular towers and monitor environmental conditions
using temperature/humidity sensors.
Using the IR-9220M, corporate
network administrators can configure, troubleshoot and manage geographically
dispersed NEs from a central network operations center (NOC), thereby reducing
costly on-site visits, service disruptions and skilled personnel requirements.
OSS managers of ISPs and broadband service providers can centrally manage and
provision services dynamically across multiple data centers.
that are configured for console management connect to the console or craft ports
of NEs. This serial connection allows administrators to manage and configure the
NEs and perform software upgrades via the Command Line Interface (CLI), as if
The console management ports of the IR-9220M support
script-based automated provisioning of NEs to enable scheduled, unmanned and
Through its 10Base-T Ethernet port or its
internal V.90 modem, the IR-9220M can be connected to a separate network by
which the administrator can gain out-of-band access to mission-critical elements
in the in-band network.
In case of a blackout or a network failure, the
internal secure modem ensures reliable back-door access to the NEs. The IR-9220M
is Sun compatible with a combination of hardware, software and firmware
solutions that guarantee significant cost-savings through reduced personnel
visits and undisrupted operation of the Sun devices.
The IR-9220M ports are configured for alarm management and
are connected to the relay interfaces of discrete alarms. This connection
enables corporate network administrators and OSS managers to monitor and control
alarm devices from a central NOC. The In-Reach software enables each alarm
management port to represent pairs of alarm input and control output points. The
alarm points accept discrete input signals generated when contact closure
devices such as aerial lights or door alarms change state.
points can be software configured on the serial ports to activate devices such
as generators or fire alarms in response to any alarm signal the alarm points
receive.Typical output current levels do not exceed 25mA at +/- 2.5 volts (min.)
or +/- 6 volts (max.).
When the IR-9220M is used with the intelligent
self-healing feature, it can be deployed for unmanned automatic fault management
of mission-critical applications.
Control Output Relays
Form C relay control output points are available on the Control Output option
module for enabling a wide range of devices, including backup power generator
systems, emergency lighting systems, control valves, sirens and other devices.
The control relay state is software configurable to normally open or normally
closed per control output point.
IR-9220M ports that are configured for sensor management are typically connected
to temperature and humidity sensors. These ports monitor the temperature and
humidity readings of factory environments or data centers. Whenever a measured
parameter changes beyond preset thresholds, an alarm signal is transmitted by
the IR-9220M. Network managers can periodically monitor the environmental
readings and perform remedial operations in response to any alarm conditions.
The intelligent self-healing feature enables unmanned automatic fault management
of environmental conditions at critical network centers.
The IR-9220's console management software offers 9
virtual ports that can be used to establish concurrent Telnet or Secure Shell
sessions to the IR-9220M. This feature allows multiple management users to
perform system administration or troubleshooting operations simultaneously.
The SNMP-compatible IR-9220M operates
efficiently in heterogeneous network environments and can be managed by any
industry-standard, SNMP-compliant network management system (NMS).
the IR-9220M can be configured to send SNMP traps to the NMS in response to
alarm events and thereby alert the administrator to perform time-sensitive
software offers extensive scaleability by using a master slave concept.The
IR-9220M operates as an alarm and power master. This software feature enables
the IR-9220M to control power slave models from the IR-5100 Series.The IR-9220M
can master up to 8 IR-7104 slave units and efficiently manage thousands of alarm
points using a single IP address.
To add to your peace of mind, the
IR-9220M offers a variety of built-in security features, such as, per-port and
multi-level password protection, access control lists (ACLs), IP filtering,
SecurID, RADIUS, Fallback, dialback and PPP (PAP, CHAP). In addition, support
for the industry-standard Secure Shell (version 1.5), serves as a highly secure
alternative to non-secure Telnet access and prevents unauthorized intrusion
during out-of- band access.This package of robust security features comes
standard with the In-Reach software and is unmatched in the industry.
The IR-9220M ports that are configured for
power management and connected to one of the IR-5100 power control units can
command 15, 20 or 30 amp AC loads giving you the ability to remotely power cycle
network or facility devices saving expensive site visits and excessive downtime.
As applicable, if you connect an IR-9220M remote console port to these devices,
you now have complete power and console control, all from remote locations and
utilizing the maximum security features built into the IR-9220M.
Automated Response to Alarm Conditions
The automated response
to alarm conditions feature in the In-Reach software facilitates timely,
intelligent and unmanned alarm and sensor device management. Using this feature,
network/OSS managers can define specific alarm trigger conditions and associate
them with corresponding remedial actions. Consequently, any defined trigger
condition that occurs at an alarm point automatically activates the
corresponding action.With provision to define as many as 255 trigger conditions
and 255 actions, the self-healing feature enhances the reliability and
availability of mission-critical networks and ensures predictable fault
Wherever you are, you can
be in reach of your network using the extensive out-of-band management features
of the IR-9220M. The IR-9220M allows you to perform installation, configuration,
management and troubleshooting of your network elements (NEs). The IR-9220M,
when connected to your out-of-band management network, can be accessed through a
variety of standard interfaces, including 10Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45),
PPP-compatible integrated (or external) V.90 modem. These interfaces allow
network administrators to gain out-of-band access to their NEs quickly and
reliably via TCP/IP Telnet, Secure Shell and PPP dialup.
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