Fail-Safe Power Redundancy for Out of Band Management

A Console Server is a wonderful tool for out of band management. When remote network devices crash or lock-up, a Console Server provides an extremely convenient way too access serial port functions on remote devices in order to fix the problem. This works fine when the reason for the crash is a problem with a server or a router, but what if the crash was caused by a failure of the primary power supply?

One of the main weaknesses of a single power inlet Console Server is the lack of power supply redundancy. If the primary power supply crashes and takes the Console Server down with it, then you’re left without a way to access out of band management functions, and you’re once again stuck with that long drive to a remote equipment cabinet in order to sort the problem out.

WTI’s TSM-DPS series Console Servers solve this problem by including a secondary power inlet to provide power redundancy for out of band management applications. This means that if your primary power source ceases to function, the TSM-DPS can automatically switch to your secondary power source in order to ensure continued out of band access too remote network devices, even during minor power emergencies.

The power redundancy capabilities of the TSM-DPS provide the ideal tool for managing remote network devices in far-away equipment installations; or any other location where the available power supply might not be as reliable as what one would find in a large data center or central office. In the event that your primary power source fails, the TSM-DPS can automatically switch over to a secondary power source, to provide seamless access to out of band management functions; ensuring that communication with console ports on remote devices is available without interruption.

Like our single inlet TSM Console Server products, TSM-DPS models also include a robust assortment of security and authentication features, user-defined event alarms and device monitoring capabilities, multiple event notification formats, SNMP compatibility, outbound SSH, Port Buffering and all of the other convenient, field-tested features that have made WTI console server products an industry standard.

Western Telematic, Inc. (WTI) designs and manufactures remote device management products for IT applications. WTI’s Serial Console Server products, Remote Reboot products, Switched PDU products and A/B Fallback products are engineered to allow you to securely manage and troubleshoot rack equipment in remote locations.

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