Definitions for "Out-of-Band Management"
Keywords:  serial, emulation, atm, link, ethernet
The managing of a device over an RS-232 serial link using such protocols as SLIP to transmit IP packets or using a standard terminal emulation (e.g., VT100).
Refers to switch configuration via the serial port or over Ethernet, not ATM.
A system which management data is communicated through a link, outside the network, typically through a modem or some other serial connection.