I'm trying to come up with a cheapo out of band solution for my cisco routers in our data center. I want to be able to access them directly from the console remotely so if they are not accessible from the LAN, due to a mis-configuration or any other reason, I can still access them.
Here is what I want to do:
- Put a 4 or 8 port COM card like this one in a Windows computer.
- Connect the computer via rollover cables to the Cisco routers
- Redirect telent/ssh traffic to different routers via different port numbers. For example if I ssh into this PC on port 9001 the ssh session will be redirected to COM1 which is connected to router 1 via a rollover cable
What I'm not sure on is how to redirect telent/ssh traffic. Will I need some kind of 3rd party software for this?
Are there any issues I would have by doing this or is their a more appropriate way to accomplish this?