How Does a Console Server with SNMP Capability Help Network Administrators?

SNMP network management is a must for all networks of all sizes. Compaines like Solarwinds have great SNMP monitoring and management packages to identify, monitor, and manage all IP enabled devices on a company’s network. The presence of a console server or terminal server with SNMP capability is a vital part of SNMP management, because an SNMP enabled console server will show up on the SNMP management software “radar” as a network asset. Also, a console server is almost always connected to a router, switch, or firewall. When one of the switches has an issue it will ofter send a message or “cry for help” through the console port to the console server or terminal server. When this message is received by the console server it can then send an SNMP trap back to the SNMP manager with the console server location ID, console server port number and other critical information.

Western Telematic, Inc. (WTI) designs and manufactures remote management equipment for data centers, laboratories and IT centers. Our comprehensive line of products includes Secure Console Server products, Switched PDU products and A/B Fallback systems.

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