Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New year, new hardware for Local Management

The Uplogix 500 (top) and Uplogix 5000.
We recently announced two new hardware platforms for deploying Local Management in your network. They represent the fourth generation of Uplogix hardware are the latest result of our continuing investment in exceeding customer reliability, durability, form factor and power efficiency requirements. Both platforms are available immediately.
The Uplogix 5000


  • Exceptional reliability and durability, with no moving parts | Uses a 40GB solid state drive in place of a spinning disk drive, and an air mover instead of a fan. The solid state drive is more resilient to shock, vibration and temperature extremes and offers faster boot-up and file transfers.
  • Very power efficient | Uses two load sharing power supplies; maximum power consumption is 40W (as compared to 120W for the 3200 which it replaces)
  • Compact form factor | 1 RU high (1.7”), 17.5” wide and 8.5” deep, weighing 8.2 pounds (as compared to 26 pounds and 19” deep for the 3200 which it replaces)
  • Flexible management Ethernet connection | Two 10/100/1000 management Ethernet ports
  • New option slot | Option slot for field-installable internal modems (including cellular), or a DB9 connection for external modems (where required), or an optical Ethernet interface.
  • Manageability | RJ-45 and USB console connectivity


The Uplogix 500


  • Improved performance  | Upgraded CPU and increased RAM (compared to the Uplogix 430 which it replaces)
  • Exceptional  reliability and durability with no moving parts | Uses a 30GB solid state drive in place of a spinning disk drive .  The solid state drive is more resilient to shock, vibration and temperature extremes and offers faster boot-up and file transfers
  • Very power efficient | Maximum power consumption is 20W
  • Compact Form Factor | 1 RU high (1 .7”), 6 .5” wide and 5 .25” deep, weighing 1 .7 pounds (as compared to 1 .94” high and and 2 .6 pounds for the 430 which it replaces)
  • Flexible management, Ethernet connection | Two 10/100/1000 management Ethernet ports
  • New option slot | Option slot for field-installable internal modems (including cellular), or a DB9 connection for external modems (where required), or an optical Ethernet interface.
  • Manageability  | RJ-45 and USB console connectivity

Knowing Which Local Manager is Right for You
The Uplogix 500, like the 430, is a small form factor Local Manager offering a fixed set of serial ports for connection to managed devices. It differs from the 430 primarily with the addition of a new option slot for internal and external modems, making five serial ports available for management instead of four with the 430.
Both include an additional serial port for power management.

There are some significant differences between the 5000 and the 3200. For configuration purposes, the 5000 can be viewed as a 500 with the addition of two expansion bays, a keypad and an LCD. The bays can be used to add additional serial ports. One bay may be used to add an Ethernet expansion card with dedicated Ethernet ports. These ports pair with serial ports when customers want direct Ethernet connections to each managed device.

To decide which 5000 configuration meets your needs, you need to know:
  • The number of managed devices requiring direct serial connections (ports)
  • The number that require dedicated Ethernet
  • The number, if any, of non-critical devices where LAN-dependency with management functionality is acceptable (i.e. virtual port over network candidates)
  • Future expansion needs
Learn more
For more information on Local Management hardware options and the features of the Local Management Software, please see Uplogix.com/products.