Deploying Uplogix Virtually
While the Uplogix Local Management Software (LMS) was originally developed for use on the Local Managers, it is also available packaged as a virtual machine. Virtual Local Managers can be mixed and matched in the same deployment with Uplogix Local Managers. This creates the opportunity for tremendous flexibility in the way that customers create Local Managers for use in their Uplogix deployment.
Customers can save money by using hardware they already have or by consolidating servers. This also allows customers to use standard hardware from preferred vendors. In addition, this creates the opportunity for deployment on special purpose platforms such as WAN acceleration appliances or other specialized devices that run VMware.
Uplogix Virtual Deployment Options
Uplogix LMS on a Virtual Server Using the LAN
Uplogix LMS is installed on a virtual server connected via an Ethernet cable to a Console Server in order to provide LMS with network-independent console port connections to one or more managed devices. This configuration creates a fully functional Uplogix Local Manager. This option is ideal when console servers are already in place and available for use.
Uplogix LMS on a Virtual Server Connected via a Console Server
Uplogix LMS is installed on a virtual server accessing managed devices over the Local Area Network via virtual console ports. When a server is available this approach requires no physical changes at the site where managed devices reside, while delivering much of the functionality of a full Local Manager. This solution offers a fast, easy, cost effective way to gain the benefits of out-of-band management for many applications, but may not be suitable for all scenarios.