The Uplogix 5000 Local Manager line of serial console servers will go end-of-life (EOL) on December 31, 2025, with software support ending on December 31, 2023. Uplogix recommends the LM83X as a replacement model, but there are some concerns and limitations to be aware of before you make this switch. In this blog, we’ll compare the new LM83X to the Uplogix 5000 Local Manager and discuss an alternative replacement option. About the Uplogix 5000 Local Manager
The 5000 Local Manager is Uplogix’s flagship serial console, providing out-of-band (OOB) management for up to 38 devices. Management access is delivered via two 10/100/1000 Mbps Base-T Ethernet interfaces, with a slot available for an optional v.92 modem, cellular SIM, RS-232 card, or fiber module.
All Uplogix serial console servers use the Local Manager software platform for monitoring and management. This software includes automation capabilities for routine management, maintenance, and recovery tasks. However, the Local Manager platform does not support the use of third-party automation tools or custom scripts. In addition, while the 5000 Local Manager hardware can access and manage devices from other vendors, the management software is not easily extensible by the customer. That means