Optimizing HPC Clusters with Opengear Console Servers
Opengear console servers play a key role in ensuring uptime in cluster environments. The clustered servers, like most all core communications equipment are outfitted with a serial RS-232 port for system console access. Access to this system console port is an vital to maintain uptime and cluster synergy. System messages dumped from the clusters consoles should be monitored for errors in the logs.
The Opengear console servers provide secure access to store on-box or off-box system messages and proactively scan the serial stream for user defined error messages. If a user defined phrase is detected by the Opengear it will trigger predefined alerts or execute local scripts. The Opengear console servers allow for industry standard Bash scripting to help you develop the most secure, advanced clusters utilizing cost saving open source technology and seemless linux integration.
What makes us better than other console servers?
We have more features, better performance at a lower cost. Specific to the cluster market, we offer the right combination of hardware and software components to keep overall costs low. We also have integrated Nagios checks, IPMI Tools, SDTConnector and embrace open source software technologies that allow for a seemless integration into cluster environments.
IPMI Enables Low Cost Cluster Node Management
Opengear console servers are embedded with the IPMI Toolchain (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) to reduce operation costs of server clusters. Opengear using IPMI provides administrators a common user interface to access system components such as temperature sensors, chassis power control, SOL for viewing boot and Linux OS console screens, server identification and system event logs.