Replacement for the EOL Cisco 2900 Series ISR Out-Of-Band Solution

The Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Router is EOL

As these devices become obsolete due to lack of maintenance and support, soon these units will be left vulnerable and needing to be replaced. Opengear has your drop-in solution – the Infrastructure Manager IM7200 and Console Server CM7100.

Compatible, Purpose-Built, and Complementary

Embedded with Smart Out-0f-Band, the IM7200 and CM7100 are purpose-built to provide terminal/console server access. Designed to work specifically with Cisco equipment, these devices seamlessly substitute into new or existing data centers. Opengear solutions provide customers with advanced capabilities and exceptional performance, all in one affordable solution.


  • 8-96 console ports
  • Plug and play USB console functionality
  • Embedded fiber, PSTN and cellular
  • Straight forward cabling
    • No complex and expensive NIM modules
    • Eliminate patch panels
    • Save rack space
  • 100% Cisco Compatible

Cisco recommends the 4000 ISR series as an end-of-life alternative solution when combined with the 2911 ISR with NIM modules. However that Cisco device falls short, not only is it more expensive than the Opengear alternatives, it also provides no advanced out-of-band management or software selectable cabling. Fill out the form on this page to get your quote and replace your EOL Cisco 2900 Series ISR today!

Spec Comparison

Spec Cisco
Form Factor 1 RU – 2 RU 1 RU 1 RU
WAN Ports 1 -2 GbE/SFP PoE available 2 GbE 2 GbE/SFP Fiber
OOB Console Ports 4-48 (Module addons) 16-96 8-48
Cabling Proprietary Straight Cables Software selectable
Power Options PoE, AC and DC SAC and DAC DAC, DDC
Environmental Monitoring No Yes Yes
Out-of-Band Basic Smart OOB Cellular or PSTN
USB Ports 1-2 2 2
Routing Router N/A IP Passthrough via cellular

If you are interested in learning more about Smart OOB™, you should book a demo with one of our engineers now!

Have other legacy console servers? Save money with our trade-in program!