Connect el160 to multiple servers


We have some el160’s and multiple linux servers.

Can I set up an el160 so that 8 of the ports are serial ports on 1 linux server, and the other 8 are ports on a different server?

Similarly, can I set up an el160 so that all 16 ports are serial ports on 2 different servers. I don’t want to run getty’s on any of the ports, and I would make sure to open a given port from only 1 system at a time.


Yes, this will work fine.

In the case where you only want to use 8 of the 16 ports, you would define all 16 on both servers and only access the 8 ports you desire.

Thanks for your quick reply. That confirms what I thought.