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RE: Experience with Cybex
From: James Smith <jsmith () dxstorm com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 15:15:57 -0400 (EDT)
Oops, social faux pas! :) Here are my finds:
Our criteria are the following:
- A KVM switch system.
- Must support PCs, SUNs, and any serial devices. (We have several
Cisco's and APC's)
- Must be expandable to large number of devices, for investment
protection. (We have 17 devices to start off with, and who knows where
we'll end up in the future.)
- Must support multiple users.
I started looking at Cybex, since we have a little 4 port Cybex
already. The 4040 model looked like it would suit our needs. We need 6
PC connections with PS/2, 3 Sun connections with video, and 8 serial
connections (2 Suns, 4 Ciscos and 2 APCs). Since there are 17 devices, we
needed two of the 4040 models, with a communications card in between.
Then, with some help from this list, I identified other competitors.
I looked at Rose Electronics (www.rosel.com). Their stuff looked good,
but I couldn't find anything on support for serial devices. I didn't look
at them further after that.
I also looked at Apex (www.apex.com), but again I didn't see anything for
serial support. (Besides, their press releases said something about just
finishing a merger with Cybex.)
Raritan has a similar offering to Cybex, with their MX4. We priced out a
similar configuration and the price of the Raritan was the same as the
Cybex. (About $12,000 CDN).
The deciding factor was that since we are expanding, and most of our new
systems are Suns and Ciscos with serial ports, we chose the Cybex.
James Smith, CCNA
Chief Network/System Administrator
2395 Speakman Drive, Suite 2200
Mississauga, ON, L5K 1B3 CANADA
Tel: 905-822-1957 (email preferred)
"Feeling 'connected' with carbon-based dolts holds all the joy of being
handcuffed to a dead zebra - it sounds special, but it can get old
- The Dilbert Principle
- Engineers, Scientists, Programmers and Other Odd People
On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Jamie Rishaw wrote:
Usually in situations like this when you solicit replies privately from a
list, you post your findings/reply summary to the list. :)
I'm interested in what you found out.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: James Smith [mailto:jsmith () dxstorm com]
| Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 10:20 PM
| To: 'nanog () merit edu'
| Subject: Re: Experience with Cybex
| Thank you everyone for all the responses about the Cybex
| products! :) It
| been a lot of help in justifying the purchase.
| James Smith, CCNA
| Chief Network/System Administrator
| DXSTORM Inc.
| 2395 Speakman Drive, Suite 2200
| Mississauga, ON, L5K 1B3 CANADA
| Tel: 905-822-1957 (email preferred)
| Fax: 905-822-0680
| 1-877-DXSTORM (1-877-397-8676)
| "Feeling 'connected' with carbon-based dolts holds all the
| joy of being
| handcuffed to a dead zebra - it sounds special, but it can get old
| - The Dilbert Principle
| - Engineers, Scientists, Programmers and Other Odd People
| On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, James Smith wrote:
| > I'm look at purchasing a Cybex KVM switch system (XP4040) and was
| > wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences to
| share, or opinions
| > about other similar products. Is Cybex widely used in NOCs?
| > --
| > James Smith, CCNA
| > Chief Network/System Administrator
| > DXSTORM.COM
| > http://www.dxstorm.com/
| > DXSTORM Inc.
| > 2395 Speakman Drive, Suite 2200
| > Mississauga, ON, L5K 1B3 CANADA
| > Tel: 905-822-1957 (email preferred)
| > Fax: 905-822-0680
| > 1-877-DXSTORM (1-877-397-8676)
| > "Feeling 'connected' with carbon-based dolts holds all the
| joy of being
| > handcuffed to a dead zebra - it sounds special, but it can get old
| > fast."
| > - The Dilbert Principle
| > - Engineers, Scientists, Programmers and Other Odd People
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