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Remote out-of-band management for my me3400

Dear all , I need to solve a little anoying situation at work.

My me3400 that work as a big layer2 traffic conentrator for 5 500mbps radio links and is located very far from the head-end office.

Every time I need to make a change on the configuration I have to use telnet access through the same main traffic link ,(in-band-management).

It is really frustrating when you apply a wrong line and your management session goes down .... In my case I need to take the car and drive many kilometers to the site , connect to console port and rollback.

So ...Im thinking , one solution could be some kind of protocol converter ethernet-serial , so I can leave the device near my me3400 and connected to a different link of course.

I saw this :

IOLAN solution seems to be good, is there any other way to achieve this ?  Other idea ?



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Remote out-of-band management for my me3400

Leo, ethernet-serial is a great solution and there are various ways of accessing your me3400 out-of-band.

As a Cisco dev partner, we(WTI) make a variety of OOB console servers with either dual ethernet(using maintenance or production network), built-in dial-up modem or 3g modem support that give you telnet, ssh or web access. There's no need to drive to the site as you will have multiple ways to access the console port even when production network is down.


In some cases the rollback will also require a hard power reboot, which can be done with a console server + power reboot combo.

Console/Reboot Combo:

Hope that helps!


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Remote out-of-band management for my me3400

Thanks Dustin, I was thinking in a little less cheaper solution , my budget is not going to the equipment you recommend, thanks anyway for your response , I will try this :

RGs, Leo.