In the old days most organizations didn’t think of building out-of-band management networks. When needed it was easy enough to hang a modem with an analog phone line off the console port of a router or switch and call it a day. In today’s world with 99.999% uptime requirements an out-of-band network is now longer a wish it’s a real day necessity for any network engineer/manager.
The LX Series software delivers the most secure and richest set of features including point and click access to any port, per port password protection, SSH v2.0, SNMP V3, IP V6, RADIUS, SecurID, LDAP, TACACS+, PPP PAP/ CHAP, PPP dial-back, user access lists, and on-board user database capabilities.
The MRV ships with a default IP address of 192.168.100.1 along with a default username of “InReach” and a default password of “access”. The diag (console) port on the MRV defaults to 9600/8/1/None. The “Getting Started Guide” includes all the information you’d need to perform the initial configuration.
I will say that we started using the MRV LX 4100T series terminal servers almost a year ago now and we’ve been very happy with them. They’ve saved the day on numerous occasions and are one of the best solutions out there.
http://service.mrv.com/downloads/4510363b.pdf (Getting Started Guide)