Product Spotlight: The Dominion SX II Serial Console Server

Product Spotlight: The Dominion SX II Serial Console Server

Next Generation Serial Console Server the Dominion SX II from Raritan

Meet the Dominion SX II, Raritan’s next-generation serial console server (also known as a terminal server).  For over ten years, thousands of customers have relied on the first generation Dominion SX for access and control of hundreds of thousands of serial devices, representing over 500 million hours of total operation. The SX II builds upon that experience with a wide range of advancements and innovations.


Product Overview

The new SX II is the most powerful, secure, reliable, easy-to-use and manageable serial-over-IP console server on the market. SX II provides convenient and productive access to networking devices, servers, PDUs, telecommunications, and other serial devices.

Who Is This For?

Network admins, IT admins, data center managers, engineers, developers, telecom engineers, and security managers.  Basically, anyone who needs out-of-band serial-over-IP access.

How Does it Work?

Here’s a simple topololgy map:

What’s New?

The SX II hardware platform is substantially more powerful with a 1GHz CPU, an 8-fold increase RAM, and up to 8 Gb of flash space. SX II supports up to 10 sessions per port and up to 200 total serial sessions. Port configuration is 15 to 23 times faster, with order of magnitude improvements in simultaneous connections, connection speed and serial processing.

How Does the New SX II Compare to the Original SX?

Original Dominion SX New Dominion SX II
Hardware 133MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM 32 MB Flash Memory 1GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM Up to 8 GB Flash Memory
Networking Single and dual models 10/100. IPv4 only Dual Gigabit LAN (all models) 10/100/1000. IPv4 & IPv6
Power Single or dual AC models Dual AC or DC (all models)
Pinout Fixed Pinout Rollover cables required Autosensing DTE/DTC No rollover cables!
Security RC4 Encryption FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption 256 Bit AES Encryption
Lifecycle End-of-Sales 2015 End of Support 2017 2 Year Standard Warranty 3 Additional Years Available
Performance 10 Sessions per Port – 200 Total S 10x to 20X Improvement
Deployment Manual Configuration Automatic USB or TFTP Configuration
Local Console Serial only Serial, USB & KVM Connections
Cellular Modem N/A 3G/4G Wireless Modem (USB)
Management FTP Server Required No FTP Server, Dominion Compatible