Dominion® SX
Secure Console Server:
Serial Control and Management via SSH,
Telnet and Web Browser
Dominion SX Series
Secure, multi-user remote serial
access of up to 48 target servers
and IT devices
Dominion SX4
– 4 Serial ports
Dominion SX8
– 8 Serial ports
Dominion SX16
– 16 Serial ports
Dominion SX32
– 32 Serial ports
Dominion SX48
– 48 Serial ports
Secure, out-of-band remote management capability with
maximum security and integrated power control
Dominion SX enables IT professionals to access, monitor and control all their serial
devices securely, anytime, from anywhere. Easy to install, simple to use, secure and
scalable, the Dominion SX provides one point of control to manage a wide range of
servers and IT devices:
➤ Servers and headless servers - Sun® Solaris™, HP-UX, UNIX®, Linux®, IBM® AIX®
and Windows Server™ 2003
➤ WAN equipment - ISDN terminal adapters, channel banks, CSU/DSUs,
PBX/PABXs and WDM
➤ Networking equipment - routers, ethernet switches, firewalls
➤ Fully featured power control for Raritan RPC and Dominion PX with outlet
associations for servers and networking devices with multiple power feeds
A cost-effective solution to reduce network downtime
and IT costs
With Dominion SX, you can:
➤ Optimize and troubleshoot networks via proactive event notification and data logs
➤ Restore network connectivity and server operation via out-of-band direct serial or
dial-up access
➤ Troubleshoot, maintain and manage remote locations 24/7 from a single location,
minimizing travel costs
➤ CPU Watchdog Timer: monitors the health of the software. LED blinking logic is
added to indicate activity of Serial port, LAN port and operating system heartbeat
Simple
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Easy and convenient access via SSH/Telnet or browser
Plug-and-play setup without complicated client software
Secure and highly available
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Encrypts all communications via 128-bit SSL with RC4 encryption or AES/3DES
with SSHv2
Provides common authentication and authorization for all local and remote users
and administrators
Available models with dual power supplies, built-in modem and redundant LAN
interface
Prevents unauthorized or inadvertent adds, changes and deletes
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Anytime, anywhere access and control
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Scalable
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Models available from 4 to 48 ports
Scalable to a large number of units when deployed in
conjunction with Raritan CommandCenter®
Secure Gateway
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Applications
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Server and network management
Remote console management of Remote Offices/
Branch Offices
Integrated Power Management
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Security
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Appliance architecture prohibits access to Linux shell
Up-to-date SSHv2 and SSL
• SSHv2 with AES, 3DES encryption modes
• SSL with 128-bit RC4 encryption
User ID and flexible strong password support
Data Center
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Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attack mitigation
utilizing user supplied SSL Client Certificates
Customizable security profiles
Customizable security banner with option to
audit banner acceptance
TLS 1.0 support
Fully-featured firewall and access control lists –
with added pre- and post-routing and Static NAT
(SNAT) support
Authentication and authorization at the port level
Primary and secondary RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP(S),
Kerberos v.5 or Microsoft Active Directory® servers
with failover
Modem call-back with Linux and Windows 2000/XP
Encrypted username/password database
Idle timeout and target session timeout for
improved security
Remote reboot and restore to factory default capability
Remote Office
Dominion SX
UPS
Power Strip
SUN Solaris Server
UNIX Server
Internal or External
Modem/Dial-up Access
Linux Server
Windows Server 2003
Router
Dominion SX
Switch
Router
Server
PBX
Dial-up Access
PSTN
Router
TCP/IP
Web Browser / SSH / Telnet
Power Strip
Local Terminal
(VT100 or PC)
Syslog Server
Session Log Server (NFS)
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“AAA” Server
(Directory Services)
Fault Management
SNMP Server
Secure console level management
Console management
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Configurable setting for allowing single or multiple
logins per user
Port sharing between SSH, Telnet, Local Port and
Browser SSL users for up to 10 users per port
Local and remote logging of
console messages
SecureChat allows multiple users to collaborate
with 128-bit SSL encryption
HTTP/HTTPS (Java-enabled browsers: Mozilla®
Firefox 1.5+, Internet Explorer
6.0+; Sun JRE1.4.2 or higher)
Direct port access via IP address for
SSH/Telnet/HTTP(S) or TCP port for SSH and Telnet
Standalone Raritan Serial Client (Java-based) for use on
Windows®, Solaris™, and Linux®. Downloadable applet
provides a common user-experience
Copy and paste session information among
different ports
Encrypted session logging to NFS Server
Standard built-in modem for select models
Windows Server 2003 EMS support
Solaris Ready™ certified (Sun "break-safe")
VT100/220/320 ANSI emulation with dynamic
font resizing or fixed fonts
Optional support for unencrypted access (off by default)
User controlled write-access sharing with write-lock
capability
Management
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Equivalent administration features via HTML-based
GUI and Command Line Interface (SSH/Telnet)
Keyword recognition and alarming (port triggers)
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Event notification via e-mail (SMTP) with persistent
attempts (automatic retries) to send SMTP notifications
and support for mail server authentication
SNMP traps
IPMI support for targets over IP
Raritan Power Control units managed via CLI or GUI
Dual Ethernet ports to support separate networks (some
models only)
NTP support (primary and secondary servers)
Syslog (primary and secondary servers)
Diagnostic commands to aid in troubleshooting
connection problems
Backup/restore device configurations using FTP server
Command Center Secure Gateway
Integration
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Managed with centralized authentication and
authorization using a single IP address
Centralized user, group and role-based permission
management
Remote device access through a simple user GUI
interface or direct SSH
Real-time view and management of active user
sessions and active-ports
Centralized firmware upgrades and backup/restore of
devices
Power control with multi-outlet association
Language
Available with support for Chinese, Japanese and
Korean languages
Call 1.800.724.8090 or visit Raritan.com/sx
Raritan is a leading supplier of solutions for managing IT infrastructure equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it. Raritan was founded in 1985,
and since then has been making products that are used to manage IT infrastructures at more than 50,000 network data centers, computer test labs and multi-workstation
environments around the world. From the small business to the enterprise, Raritan’s complete line of compatible and scalable IT management solutions offers IT professionals the
most reliable, flexible and secure in-band and out-of-band solutions to simplify the management of data center equipment, applications and services, while improving operational
productivity. More information on the company is available at Raritan.com.
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Specifications
All Dominion SX models
Form factor
1U, rack mountable (brackets included on DSX16, DSX32,
DSXA-8 and DSX48)
Power
110/240VAC auto-switching: 50-60 Hz
Max. Power
4-Port SX: 5.75W
Consumption
8-port SX: 6W
16-port SX: 8W
32-port SX: 9.375W
48-port SX: 12.5W
Environmental requirements
Operating temperature 32° (0°C) to 104° (40°C)
Humidity
20% - 85% RH non-condensing
Altitude
Operates properly at any altitude from 0 to 10,000 feet
Approvals
CE, FCC Part 15 Class A, US and Canadian UL, VCCI-A
Remote connection
Network
10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) - one or two
Protocols
TCP/IP, PPP, PAP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, SSH, TACACS+,
LDAP(S), RADIUS, SNMP, Kerberos
Warranty
Two Years with Advanced Replacement*
Dominion SX Models
DSX4
DSXB-4-M
DSX8
DSXA-8
DSXB-8-M
DSXA-16
DSXA-16-DL
DSXA-16-DLM
DSXA-32
DSXA-32-AC
DSXA-32-DL
DSXA-32-DLM
DSXA-48
DSXA-48-AC
Ports Built-in Modem Local Ports
4
No
2
4
Yes
1
8
No
1
8
Yes
1
8
Yes
1
16
Yes
1
16
No
2
16
Yes
1
32
Yes
1
32
No
2
32
No
2
32
Yes
1
48
Yes
1
48
No
2
Terminal Port
for “crash cart” access
10/100 Ethernet
Dual-Feed Power
AC110-220V
Built-in Modem
Ethernet Ports Power Supply
1
Single-AC
1
Single-AC
1
Single-AC
1
Dual-AC
1
Single-AC
1
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
1
Dual-AC
1
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
2
Dual-AC
RJ-45 Serial Ports
Dominion SX is available in
4, 8, 16, 32, 48-port models
(DSXA-32 shown)
Dimensions - (WxDxH)
11.41” x 10.7” x 1.75” ; 290 x 270 x 44mm
11.41” x 10.7” x 1.75” ; 290 x 270 x 44mm
11.41” x 10.7” x 1.75” ; 290 x 270 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
11.41” x 10.7” x 1.75” ; 290 x 270 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 272 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
17.32” x 11.41” x 1.75” ; 440 x 290 x 44mm
Weight
4.61 lbs; 2.08kg
4.61 lbs; 2.08kg
4.81 lbs; 2.17kg
8.00 lbs; 3.60kg
4.81 lbs; 2.17kg
8.28 lbs; 3.756kg
8.58 lbs; 3.86kg
8.58 lbs; 3.86kg
8.40 lbs; 3.78kg
8.40 lbs; 3.78kg
8.78 lbs; 3.95kg
8.78 lbs; 3.95kg
8.97 lbs; 4.04kg
8.97 lbs; 4.04kg
Cables/Adapters/Brackets
Part number
ASCSDB9F
ASCSDB9M
ASCSDB25F
ASCSDB25M
ASCSDB9F-DCE
CRLVR-15
Description
RJ-45(F) to DB9(F) serial adapter
RJ-45(F) to DB9(M) serial adapter
RJ-45(F) to DB25(F) serial adapter
RJ-45(F) to DB25(M) serial adapter
Serial Adapter for DB9 DCE Port to Dominion SX
15’ (4.5m) serial rollover Cat5 cable - for most Cisco
and Sun serial RJ-45 ports
CSCSPCS-10
10’ (3m) Cat5e cable to connect Dominion SX to
Raritan remote power control unit
Part number
CRLVR-1
Description
1’ (0.3m) serial rollover Cat5 adapter cable (RJ45 Male to RJ45 Female) for most Cisco and Sun serial RJ-45 ports
CRLVR-1-5PK
Package of 5 CRLVR-1 (1’; 0.3m) serial rollover Cat5 adapter cables (RJ45
Male to RJ45 Female) - for most Cisco and Sun serial RJ-45 ports
CSCSPCS-1
1’ (0.3m) Cat5e adapter cable (RJ45 Male to RJ45 Female) to connect
Dominion SX to Raritan remote power control unit
CSCSPCS-1-5PK Package of 5 CSCSPCS-1 (1’; 0.3m) adapter cables (RJ45 Male to RJ45
Female) to connect Dominion SX to Raritan remote power control unit
RUST-LM304
19” (482.6mm) standard rack mount brackets for DSX4, DSXB-4-M, DSX8,
and DSXB-8-M
Only RoHS and WEEE compliant units are available in the EU and other selected areas. RoHS and WEEE compliant units can be provided elsewhere upon request.
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All other marks are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
*To qualify for advanced replacement under the standard warranty, you must register the product at http://Raritan.com/standard_warranty. Specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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