Remote Access Server

UCC: Inventory > Local Manager Summary > Out-of-Band > Modem

Overview

This functionality allows users to connect to a modem pool (or remote access server) to dial into Local Managers.

Requirements for using this capability are:

  • The Local Manager uses a circuit switched modem such as V.92 or Iridium.
  • The Local Manager has been configured to accept incoming calls, and a list of permitted source phone numbers has been defined. These settings are configured with the config answer command.

In the example below, a Cisco router is configured as a Remote Access Server (RAS) for the Dial Applet to connect to the Local Manager. From the Local Manager's Out-of-Band configuration menu, select Modem and configure settings under the Modem Pool section.

  • Protocol - choose telnet or SSH. Select SSH will enable authentication fields.
  • Host - IP address or DNS Name of the RAS.
  • Port Range - Port range assigned by host for remote access, or the ports on the access server that map to the modems.
  • Username, Password - Required if using SSH as the connection protocol
  • Allowed SSH Fingerprints - Add the RAS' SSH fingerprint to protect against IP spoofing.
  • Phone Number - Enter the command for dialing (ATDI/ATDT/ATD) and the phone number with no spaces.
  • Init String - Enter an optional initialization string with no spaces.

Uplogix Control Center - SSH Applet Button

Once the access server information has been configured (in the Remote Access Server section), a blue Dial button appears in the Control Center. Click the Dial button to connect to the Local Manager via out-of-band, circuit switched phone number.

Uplogix Control Center - Modem Pool

The Control Center Dial applet connects to the modem server with the information pre-programmed in the RAS section of the Local Manager Modem configuration.