Opengear CM4000 remote control server

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Description: The CM4000 remote console servers come in 8-, 16-, and 48-port models, and are powered by an ARM-based system-on-chip processor running uClinux along with software from other open source projects.

The CM4000 family of console servers enables system administrators and IT professionals to securely manage their data centers and networks from anywhere in the world. CM4000 provides reliable and affordable access to the serial console ports, and the graphical desktop screens, on Windows, Sun and Linux servers. They also monitor and control network infrastructure (switches, firewalls etc) and manage general appliances (PBXs, building security, power switches etc).

Console servers provide a simple and secure solution for accessing, monitoring, and controlling distributed networks of servers and appliances, from a single site. They provide direct console and screen access for troubleshooting and diagnostics, and enable the infrastructure to be reconfigured and rebooted, ensuring availability at critical times.

A CM4000 console server at a remote site can be accessed In-band through the enterprise IP network, or Out-of-band through a dial-up modem PPP port or a management network. All connections are secure, with encrypted access to remote systems using up to 128-bit AES encryption. CM4000 also provides a selection of filtering and access logging facilities. All console logs can be archived off line. Access also can be restricted by IP address, by password, or by account. So managers can securely control and manage their distributed networks of servers and appliances.

ARM CPU: ARM9 Processor

Silicone Supplier: Opengear


  • Affordably manage hundreds of servers and appliances
  • Secure In-band and Out-of-band serial console and RDP/VNC access
  • Integrates with centralized enterprise management (Conserver, CLIM, Openview)
  • Simple browser interface or connect direct to Linux shell
  • Local or remote console access to headless servers and network devices
  • Rock solid stability (optimized hardware and robust Linux software)
  • Power management (Remotely turn on, off and reboot equipment)
  • Windows Secure RDP tunneling and Out of Band EMS support
  • Multiplatform (Linux, Windows, Cisco, BSD, UNIX and SUN compatible)
  • Open source with full Linux kernel access
  • Automated alerts and alarm management
  • Console logs maintained and archived off- line for easy problem resolution
  • Secure, encrypted access to remote systems using up to 128-bit AES encryption
  • Port access can be restricted by password, account or IP address
  • Multiple levels of filtering and access logging
  • Unlimited users with multiple users per port
  • Compact solutions with 8 to 48 serial ports



Eight serial ports

Compact 8.2 x 4.9 x 1.2 in

MSRP $495



Sixteen serial ports

Rackmount 1RU

MSRP $795



Forty eight serial ports

Rackmount 1RU

MSRP $1495

Source: Linux Devices