Advanced Console Server

The Avocent® ACS8000 advanced console server series has been redesigned to provide a ground-up platform of IT innovation, integrating important new connectivity features such as 4G cellular, gigabit fibre, USB and sensors.  IT professionals and network operations centre (NOC) personnel can now harness these new capabilities to further enable them to perform secure, remote data centre management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world. 

Featuring a dual-core ARM processor architecture with expanded memory capabilities, the updated Linux operating system and DSView™ management software, provides the Avocent® ACS8000 optimal performance, security, reliability for a complete out-of-band management solution. 


Ongoing market disruption has challenged IT teams at hyperscale, colocation, enterprise and edge sites. IT and network managers, and their staff need secure, authorized and remote access to IT infrastructures to perform their jobs, monitor system health, and address issues and alerts before they become problematic. 

That mission has become increasingly important as organizations adopt digital-first business models, implementing hybrid cloud infrastructures and moving workloads closer to customer and user demand. Downtime not only negatively impacts your workforce’s productivity, but can also bring operations to a standstill, resulting in customer and revenue loss. 

Whether they’re working from home or on-site, your data centre and network teams need to access serial-based devices in the same building; at large sites on the other side of the world; or across edge sites. You need to scale time and talent to manage all of these devices, without adding extra staff or compromising employee safety. You also need to increase responsiveness, from automatically deploying and configuring devices to providing proactive management, troubleshooting and issue resolution. By so doing, you can support growing data centre and edge site demand, while ensuring continuity of vital services. 

Security is also a significant concern. Cyberattacks are growing, putting pressure on your IT teams to maintain systems effectively, identify and address security gaps, and respond to incidents proactively. You want to strengthen security by providing access-based controls that limit responsibilities to job functions and protecting devices from unauthorized access 

What is an Advanced Serial Console Server?

Manage Your Growing IT Infrastructure with Growing Precision and Ease 

Ongoing market disruption has accelerated organization’s digital transformation efforts. In addition, the drive to remote work will continue to increase pressure on IT infrastructure. As a data centre or network manager, they will play an invaluable role in enabling organizations’ ongoing growth and in ensuring the business continuity of digital operations. To scale critical processes, IT teams need centralized IT management capabilities, better visibility and processes that offer redundant or alternative access to vital infrastructures. The Avocent ACS 8000 Serial Console Server meets these needs by providing inbound and out-of-band (OOB) management capabilities; Ethernet, cellular and analog failover capabilities; automated processes; and security. The Avocent ACS 8000 Seral Console Server empowers IT teams and supports organisations with fast, flexible processes that can be easily adapted and scaled to meet the latest business and technology requirements. 

How does the Avocent® ACS 8000 Serial Console Server enhance your IT management capabilities?


Zero Touch Provisioning

The zero touch provisioning feature is an extension of the console server's BootP configuration retrieval and is a method for deploying many console servers into an environment. All that is required is a valid DHCP server and TFTP server to use zero-touch provisioning. Configure the DHCP servers to instruct newly introduced console servers to download a template configuration and upgrade/downgrade firmware. Setting up the DHCP/TFTP/configuration files only take a few minutes and will potentially save hours of configuration time for console servers subsequently added to your network. 

There are several advantages of using zero touch provisioning and include the following:

External Sensors

The Avocent ACS8000 serial console server now provides the ability to attach an external sensor to the new Sensor port located at the front of the appliance. See below a list of supported sensors. 

In addition, the Avocent ACS8000 also supports a new Digital In port providing the ability to monitor and alert on motion, door, smoke or leak sensors.

Avocent ACS8000 Serial Console Server Features

The Avocent ACS8000 serial console server provides powerful IT management capabilities. They include:

What's in the box

Serial Console Ordering Details 

ACS8000 Serial Console Server

ACS8000 Serial Console Server with Built-In Modem

ACS8000 Serial Console Server with LTE

Serial Adapters 

Hardware Specifications

CPU: Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with CoreSight 

Memory: 1GB DDR3L RAM
16GB eMMC Flash 

Interfaces: 2 Gigabit Fiber SFP ports
2 Gigabit (10/100/1000BT) Ethernet interfaces on RJ45
1 RS-232 serial console port on RJ45
Up to 48 RS-232 serial ports on RJ45
First 2 ports selectable between RS-232/RS-422/RS-485
8 USB 2.0 Ports on Type A connector
1 full size SD Card slot
Environmental sensor port on RJ45 (1-wire)
4 digital-in ports (smoke, leak, pressure and dry contact sensors) 

Power: Internal 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Optional –48 VDC power supply
Optional dual entry, redundant AC and DC power supplies 

Power Usage: Nominal voltage 120VAC: Maximum 0.29A, 28W
Typical 0.13A, 6.2W Nominal voltage 48VDC (±20%)  
Maximum 0.47A, 28W Typical 0.22A, 11W  
Nominal voltage 240VAC: Maximum 0.67A, 33W  
Typical 0.10A, 7W 

Operating Temp: 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C) 

Storage Temp: -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C) 

Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% Non-condensing RH 

Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% Non-condensing RH 

Dimensions (W x D x H): 17.25W x 9.5D X 1.75H in (43.82 x 24.13 x 4.45 cm) 

Weight: 6.4 - 7.2 lbs 

Certifications: Emissions and Immunity

• FCC Class A

• CE Class (EU) 

• ICES-003 (Canada) 

• VCCI (Japan) 

• RCM (Australia) 

•Customs Union (CU) 

• KCC (Korea)


• UL (USA) 

• cUL (Canada) 

• EN-60950 (EU) 

• CB • Customs Union (CU) 

• UL 60950-1 2nd ED (Cellular related) 

• cUL 60950-1 2nd ED 

• IEC 60950-1 2nd ED (Cellular Related) 

EMC/Radio Compliance (Cellular Related)

• FCC Part 15 Class B 

• FCC Part 22, 24, 27 

Network (Cellular Related)


Cellular Type: 4G/LTE Cat.4 with 3G fallback – AT&T, Verizon - (2FF/mini SIM card slot)

Cellular Frequency Bands (MHz): 

4G Bands (MHz): B2(1900), B4(AWS1700), B5(850), B12(700a), B13(700c), B14(700 FirstNet), B66(AWS-31700), B71(600)

3G Bands (MHz): B2(1900), B4(AWS1700), B5(850) 

AT&T – Utilizes B2, B4, B5, B12, B14

Verizon – Utilizes B4, B13 

*ACS80xx-LN Models supports B2, B4, B5, B12, B13 bandz