Console Server, Alarm Management
LX-4000S series from MRV Communications, Inc., is the newest console/alarm
server product in the In-Reach family. It provides the best security solution in
the industry for Remote Presence Management. It is a complete solution based on
a RISC processor design powered with our LINUX-based operating system (IROS).
The LX-4000S series allows network administrators and system operators to
proactively respond to all remote control, configuration and data acquisition
needs as if they are physically there. By extending serial and console port
access and facilitating alarm and power management capabilities over IP
networks, the LX-4000S gives visibility and control from virtually anywhere.
Unlike any other communications server or console management solution, the LX
series is optimized to provide a secure and converged remote site presence
solution, offering serial connectivity, console, power and alarm management
capabilities, all in a single box at a great price per port.
for Remote Presence
Today's market conditions dictate that any business,
no matter how big or small, must develop and implement electronically driven
processes to compete. Real-time electronic business processes are a necessity
across all markets, including the financial, healthcare, telecommunications,
retail, transportation, manufacturing and utilities industries.
business environment has led to geographically distributed networks,
applications and systems. Enterprises have deployed extensive networks to carry
distributed applications that facilitate businesses such as e-commerce,
enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain automation, telemetry systems
and industrial automation.
To meet the explosive growth in digital
communications, carriers and service providers have built massive high-speed
wireline and wireless networks. These networks enable enterprises to connect
with supply and distribution chains, customers and themselves. When applications
and networks stop, business stops. No enterprise can afford the economic or
business consequences of operational downtime. This, coupled with the demand
that businesses do more with less, puts network operations and systems managers
in a very precarious position.
How do the people responsible for these
applications, networks and systems cost effectively manage them and their
countless remote elements to ensure minimal operational downtime? The answer is
Remote Presence. MRV's In-Reach Remote Presence solutions make logistically
difficult, skilled manpower intensive tasks easy and cost-effective to manage.
In-Reach Remote Presence solutions allow centrally located personnel and
applications to monitor, manage and respond to globally distributed networks and
The In-Reach LX Series family offers
a variety of port densities and input power options. All models are powered by
32-Bit RISC embedded processors, enabling execution of an extensive software
feature set with processing power to spare. The LX- 4000S series is driven by
the In-Reach Operating System (IROS), a Linux-based operating system tuned for
optimal performance, security and reliability.
Access to the system is
achieved via an industry-familiar Command Line Interface (CLI) or via a
user-friendly browser based Graphical User Interface (GUI), making it simple and
cost-effective to deploy. Easily editable ASCII configuration files and
administrative logging capabilities further enhance the product's ease of use
and management. Configuration file and IROS updates are accomplished through
remote downloads via FTP or TFTP protocols.
The LX Series supports
SNMPv3, is SNMP MIB II compatible and can be configured to send SNMP traps to
any Fault Management System (FMS) in response to alarm events.
LX-4000S's unique flexibility enables it to meet today's console, alarm, sensor
and power management needs with the capacity and scalability to address even the
most demanding future needs.
The LX-4000S models are designed for
applications requiring secure console or serial port management, sensor
management and power control. Because you can't grant remote access unless you
know it is secured, the LX-4000S includes the most comprehensive security
features. These security features include per port password protection, RADIUS,
Secure Shell v2.0, SecurID, TACACS+, PPP PAP/CHAP, PPP dial-back, on-board
data-base and others. With the LX-4000S you can feel as confident in your
ability to monitor and manage remote equipment, network devices and servers as
if you were physically there. The LX-4000S supports integrated management of the
IR-5100 and IR-5150 series power management products, solutions enabling remote
power control for hundreds of power outlets per unit.
The LX Series console
management solution enables centrally located or remote personnel to connect to
the console or craft ports of any network element or server. This serial
connection allows administrators to manage and configure the remote network
devices and servers as well as perform software upgrades as if attached locally.
Additionally, an editable ASCII based parameter file enables automated scripting
of repetitive provisioning tasks, making cost-efficient unmanned installation
possible. The LX series is fully Sun compatible to prevent the industry common
"Sun Break" issue from triggering inadvertent shutdowns of Sun servers.
The LX series allows the management of any device, server or element
with a serial port to be extended back to one centralized location or Operations
Center, where qualified technicians can easily remotely monitor, manage and
control them as if they were there. Software upgrades, provisioning and
configuration changes of switches, routers and servers that once required a
qualified technician on site can now be accomplished remotely.
connectivity can be established in-band through the LX's 10/100Base-T Ethernet
port, or across a separate, dedicated management network. Alternatively, secure
IP connectivity can be established via the internal V.90 modem, either as
standard practice or as a method of reliable back-door access in the case of a
primary connection failure. This ensures the ability to respond to problems and
guarantee maximum operational uptime.
Alarm & Sensor
To provide investment protection and the flexibility to meet
your growing remote presence needs, the LX-4000S series is SW upgradeable to
include MRV's complete set of In-Reach alarm management capabilities. In
addition to the features mentioned above, the LX-4000S's software configurable
ports provide the added flexibility required to control a variety of core
network and discrete alarm devices, all with a single box. The LX-4000S supports
the In-Reach master/slave concept available with its IR-7100 series of alarm and
sensor products, enabling a solution that can manage over 1000 alarms per unit.
The LX-4000S can manage discrete alarms of equipment, from door alarms to aerial
lights of cellular towers. It can also be used to monitor environmental
conditions using temperature and humidity sensors and real-time analog readings
of pressure and fuel tank gauges. When definable thresholds are crossed, the
LX-4000S can notify operations personnel and fault management systems (FMS)
using SNMP traps, email and pagers. Further, it can react with automated or
manual control output capabilities to turn on lights and supplementary
air-conditioning and sound alarms. This intelligent self-healing feature allows
triggers with corresponding actions to be defined for unmanned automatic fault
management of mission-critical applications, saving time and money.
LX-4000S models are ideal for alarm management needs, providing remote
connections to discrete alarms and control relays. This enables qualified
individuals to monitor alarms and control devices from a central operations
center. Because of its ability to extend alarm and sensor readings over an IP
network, the LX-4000S easily integrates with existing FMS and Operations Support
Systems (OSS) management software via SNMP.
The LX-4000S also provides a modular power solution for
managing remote power. Via the IROS software, ports can be configured as power
master ports to manage and control the In-Reach IR-5100 and IR-5150 series power
management units. The solution provides for remote current monitoring and AC
power control of equipment at remote facilities. With the LX-4000 and the
IR-5100/5150 series, administrators have the ability to remotely power cycle a
locked up server, bring a redundant system online or turn on an auxiliary air
conditioner from anywhere. AC current utilization can also be monitored to
better understand power consumption and provide visibility for capacity planning
Console management capabilities, combined with
powerful alarm and power control capabilities, make the LX-4000 the ideal
solution for converging serial data acquisition or console management and your
alarm, sensor, and control output requirements over a single IP infrastructure.
With the LX-4000S you can feel secure in your ability to gain remote visibility
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