A Console Access Server with Environmental Alarms and Event Alarms

When something goes wrong (or even starts to go wrong) at a remote network equipment site, it’s vital for network administrators to know about it as quickly as possible. Environmental factors such as an increase or decrease in rack temperature and significant events, such as failure to respond to a ping command, can be an important indication that all is not right at a remote network facility. The most reliable way to keep informed about environment changes and events is to include a console access server with monitoring capabilities in the design of your remote network equipment sites.

WTI console access servers include a comprehensive selection of monitoring functions which allow network administrators to accurately track factors such rack temperature changes, ping response, power supply conditions, buffer status and invalid access attempts. User-configurable alarm functions allow administrators to be promptly notified when rack temperatures rise or fall, when a device fails to respond to a ping command, when the power supply is interrupted, when port buffers are nearly full or when excessive invalid access attempts are detected.

When suspect conditions or events are detected, a WTI console access server can provide immediate notification via email, text message, SNMP trap or Syslog message. This enables IT support staff to respond quickly and address small problems before they turn into potential network disasters.

In addition to these user-friendly alarm features, WTI console access servers can also create a record of environmental conditions and critical events to provide administrators with an overview of temperature trends, user activity and alarm frequency. When problems occur at remote network sites, this allows administrators to review logged records in order to more easily determine what may have caused the problem, and also make plans to avoid future problems.

For over 30 years, Western Telematic, Inc. (WTI) has been an innovator in the field of remote management for IT facilities. Our comprehensive product line includes a wide range of Console Access Server products, Switched PDU products and Remote Reboot Switch products to provide secure, remote management of servers, routers and other devices.

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