Posted on August 25, 2015 by Michael Bord
The new SX II is the most powerful, secure, reliable, easy-to-use and manageable serial-over-IP console server on the market. SX II provides convenient and productive access to networking devices, servers, PDUs, telecommunications, and other serial devices.
Who Is This For?
Network admins, IT admins, data center managers, engineers, developers, telecom engineers, and security managers. Basically, anyone who needs out-of-band serial-over-IP access.
How Does it Work?
Here's a simple topololgy map:
The SX II hardware platform is substantially more powerful with a 1GHz CPU, an 8-fold increase RAM, and up to 8 Gb of flash space. SX II supports up to 10 sessions per port and up to 200 total serial sessions. Port configuration is 15 to 23 times faster, with order of magnitude improvements in simultaneous connections, connection speed and serial processing.
How Does the New SX II Compare to the Original SX?
|Original Dominion SX||New Dominion SX II|
|Hardware||133MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM|
32 MB Flash Memory
|1GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM|
Up to 8 GB Flash Memory
|Networking||Single and dual models|
10/100. IPv4 only
|Dual Gigabit LAN (all models)|
10/100/1000. IPv4 & IPv6
|Power||Single or dual AC models||Dual AC or DC (all models)|
|Pinout||Fixed Pinout Rollover cables required||Autosensing DTE/DTC|
No rollover cables!
|Security||RC4 Encryption||FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption|
256 Bit AES Encryption
End of Support 2017
|2 Year Standard Warranty|
3 Additional Years Available
|Performance||10 Sessions per Port - 200 Total S|
10x to 20X Improvement
|Deployment||Manual Configuration||Automatic USB or TFTP Configuration|
|Local Console||Serial only||Serial, USB & KVM Connections|
|Cellular Modem||N/A||3G/4G Wireless Modem (USB)|
|Management||FTP Server Required||No FTP Server, Dominion Compatible|
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