This document provides an overview of the Lantronix LM80 and LM83X Local Managers.
Several key improvements have been made from the previous generation of hardware:
The LM80 and LM83X share the same base chassis.
A modular communication option slot supports a number of secondary management network transports.
The Local Manager's management network operates in bonded mode by default and supports the following interfaces:
The Local Manager has a standard RJ-45 RS-232 console port operating at 9600, 8N1 for configuration. A USB-C port is provided for connection to a PC. See Connecting a Local Manager to a Windows PC.
A USB-A port allows for the attachment of peripherals such as a temperature/humidity sensor, LCD Keypad, or USB drive.
The Local Manager has 8 built-in serial console ports for connecting to managed devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, etc. Device management ports operate in DCE mode.
Ports are organized into physical slots. On both the LM80 and LM83X, the 8 fixed ports on the base chassis comprise Slot 1.
The Lantronix LM83X contains all of the hardware features available on the LM80 (see above). The wider chassis of the LM83X allows for higher density device management and enhanced configuration options.
A modular chassis allows for the installation of three additional expansion cards.
The chassis is divided into slots numbered from left to right, with the built-in 8 serial ports occupying slot 1. Slots 2, 3, and 4 will map to cards inserted in the respective bays. Slot 5 is reserved for Virtual Ports.
The LM83X has 8 built-in serial console ports for connecting to managed devices. With a fully populated chassis, the LM83X can manage up to 56 directly connected devices.
Unlike the previous high density Local Manager, the Lantronix 5000, the LM83X does not have a built-in LCD and Keypad. This functionality is now handled by an optional card. See LCD Screen and Keypad Expansion Card for more information.