A frequent question we get at Uplogix is “is your product a console server?” Answer – absolutely, we’re the best console server on the market—the most reliable and secure out-of-band access solution. Add in our Local Management Software, when you need access, you’ll get it. Whatever you want out of a console server you’ll get from Uplogix.
However, that’s where console servers stop and we’re just getting started. Uplogix Local Managers (LMs) have a wide array of communications, secure access and automation capabilities not found in traditional console or terminal servers. The difference is that console servers are built for remote access, while Uplogix LMs are designed for Local Management.
Console servers are generally weak computing platforms, while an LM is built with intelligence and horsepower:
Console: Slow CPUs, generally older, single core in the 130-160 MHz range
Uplogix: A 600 MHz to 1.3 GHz Intel Atom powers local monitoring, evaluation and execution of automation routines
Console: Typically in the 256 MB range or less
Uplogix: 1 GB
Console: Typically it’s under 1 GB with some models offering up to 16 GB
Uplogix: Our Local Managers have 40 GB solid state drives with wear-balanced storage intended to support frequent writes. Imagine the value of easy access to a dozen configuration files for each managed device, including local storage of Candidate, Current and Previous version.