CPS1610: Avocent 16-port Console Port Server with vConsole software

CPS1610: Avocent CPS1610 16-port Console Port Server with vConsole software
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CPS1610: Avocent CPS1610 16-port Console Port Server with vConsole software

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Features and Benefits

CPS units, and attached devices, can be centrally managed using Avocent DSView 3 software. They can also be accessed in a stand-alone manner using third-party software or Avocent vConsole® management software. These methods are designed to meet the needs of data centers of all sizes.

The CPS serial over IP appliance is also available in a 16-port model.

Large Data Center Application
In large data centers, the CPS serial over IP appliance may be configured to work in unison with the DSR™, SPC and other Avocent switches and appliances. When attached to the KVM, serial and power ports of devices within a data center, the Avocent appliances enable administrators to manage those devices through local access at the rack or by remote access via KVM over IP connections.

Small to Mid-sized Data Center Application

For small to mid-sized data centers, the CPS unit may be configured for stand-alone operation. In this mode, the CPS serial over IP solution can be used in conjunction with third-party Telnet and/or SSH client software for secure console port management. User accounts and permissions may be stored within the CPS unit or on an external RADIUS server.

Software Features
  • Complete KVM, Serial and Power Management Solution: Works in unison with the DSR, SPC and other Avocent appliances to enable administrators to manage a wide range of data center devices through local access at the rack or by remote access through KVM over IP connections.
  • Centralized Management: Avocent DS management software coordinates remote access to DS appliances, and attached devices, in a centralized manner. The software suite consists of the DSView® software client; the DSAuth central authentication, access control, audit server, and administration for DS user accounts and appliances. DSWebview provides browser-based users with a secure gateway into the DS environment. Avocent DS management software is sold separately.
  • Security: The CPS appliance offers internal and external user authentication methods and port-specific access rights.
  • Ease of Access: Avocent DS management software provides an explorer function that presents your servers within an intuitive graphical user interface, allowing you to locate and access your critical resources via a simple mouse click. With support for custom labels and icons, it is no longer necessary to recall cryptic machine names or IP addresses.
  • Avocent Telnet Client: Compatible with third-party SSH and Telnet clients. The CPS appliance comes complete with an Avocent Java-based Telnet client. The supplied Telnet client offers file-based session logging, cut and paste, print screen, session history, macro support and a wide range of terminal emulations.
  • Browser Access: DSWebview combines ease of Internet access with central security and management.
  • Scalable: The CPS appliance architecture is scalable rather than stackable; there are no restrictions on the number of DS appliances that can be added to an installation.
  • Non-blocked Access: The CPS appliance architecture supports simultaneous sessions to all serial ports

Note: DSView 3 software is sold separately.

Hardware Features
  • Solaris Ready: Hardware break suppression ensures uninterrupted operation of your Solaris server even if power is lost to the CPS appliance.
  • Break Generation: Hardware break may be intentionally generated via Telnet or SSH clients
  • Port History: Port history functionality includes offline buffering, string search and various modes to save or clear onboard history buffers.
  • Direct Port Addressing: Sessions may be established directly to any CPS appliance port by using SSH to bypass the CPS appliance command line interface.
  • Out-of-band Options
    • Direct terminal attachment
    • Dial access using serial applications such as HyperTerminal
    • Dial access using IP-based applications such as Telnet
    • Modem sharing capability via IP forwarding
  • Alarms and Alerts
    • MIB-2 Traps
    • 10 programmable ¡®Cry-for-help¡¯ strings per port
  • Network Interface:
    • 10Base-T/100-BaseTX, autosense
    • SSH v2 : with username/password and key-based authentication methods
    • Telnet
    • SSL
    • RADIUS
    • PPP
    • SNMP: MIB2 and traps
    • TFTP
    • BOOTP
    • Ping
    • ARP
  • Serial Interface:
    • 8 or 16 RJ45 serial ports
    • Hardware and software flow control
    • Modem support
    • Hardware break suppression
    • Unsurpassed surge protection: 15K volts, all pins
    • DB-9 and DB-25 serial adapters
  • Rack Optimized
    • 1U form factor
    • Two units fit side-by-side within 1U of rack space

Customers agree: The CPS serial over IP appliance makes it easier to upgrade and reconfigure their data center:
"The Avocent CPS appliance allows our administrators to manage servers, Cisco routers and switches, APC MasterSwitches and other console-enabled devices from local workstations or remote monitoring stations. The vConsole software was incredibly easy to install and provides us with a single application for combined Telnet and Web-based management."

Michael Lambert, CEO, ComputerCenter.com
1.75 in.
8.75 in.
8.00 in.
3 lbs.
Operating Temp
0 to 40°C
Storage Temp
Operating Voltage
100 - 250 VAC
Power Frequency
50 - 60 Hz, 0.5A
45 W maximum
Approved Agency
IEC No. 60950 2nd Ed. A1, A2, A3, A4, CSA C22.2 No. 950, UL 1950 3rd ed., IEC CB Scheme, FCC Part 15 Class A, EN 55022: 1998 Class A, EN 610003-2, EN 610003-3; EN 55024: 1998, EN 55082-1 Immunity, 73/23/EEC, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, CE-Mark 93/68/EEC

Order Details Part Number
 Console Port Server with vConsole software CPS810-AM
 Console Port Server with vConsole software CPS1610-AM
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Male adapter, DTE 210090
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Female adapter, DTE 210091
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Male adapter, DCE 210092
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Female adapter, DCE 210093
 RJ-45 to DB-9 Male adapter, DTE 210094
 RJ-45 to DB-9 Female adapter, DCE 210095
 RJ-45 to Cisco Male adapter for Cisco and Sun Netra console port 210105
 RJ-45 to DB-9 Female adapter, DCE 210120
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Female adapter, DCE 210121
 RJ-45 to DB-9 Male adapter, DTE 210122
 RJ-45 to DB-25 Male adapter, DCE 210123
 CAT5, RJ-45 to DB-25 Male adapter, DTE 210124
 CAT5, RJ-45 to DB-25 Female adapter, DTE 210125
 CAT5, RJ-45 to RJ45 Cisco Male adapter for Cisco and Sun Netra console port 210127
 CAT5 Serial Starter Kit: Kit includes all CAT5 adaptors 750238
 CPS rack mount kit-holds two CPS units side-by-side within 1U of rack space 790200
DSView 3 software - 1 User add-on license DSV3-1
DSView 3 software - 5 User add-on license DSV3-5
DSView 3 software - 1 Spoke Add-on License DSV3-SPOKE
DSView 3 Portfolio B - 1 Hub/1 Spoke/5 Users DSV3-SW
DSView 3 Portfolio A - 1 Hub/5 Users DSV3-SWA
DSView 3 software - Upgrade 1 Hub/5 Users (Existing DSView 2 customers upgrading to DSView 3) DSV3UG-SW

Cables Part Number
 10-foot, reversing cable (8-wire) 690226
 25-foot, reversing cable (8-wire) 690227
 75-foot, reversing cable (8-wire) 690228
 Wiring Starter Kit (8-wire): Kit Includes: (1) RJ-45 to DB-25 DTE Male adapter, (1) RJ-45 to DB-25 DCE Male adapter, (1) RJ-45 to DB-25 DCE Female adapter, (1) RJ-45 to DB-9 Male adapter, (1) RJ-45 to DB-9 Female adapter and (1)10-foot 8-wire reversing modular cable. 750122