Three Different Command Interfaces to Simplify Console Server Management

In most out of band management applications, console server management units are accessed by a wide variety of users with a wide variety of needs; some users need access via PDA, others want a simple ASCII command line interface and others are more comfortable with a web-based command interface. In order to adapt to the needs of different users and administrators, WTI Console Server Management products include three different control interfaces.

All WTI console server management products include a command line interface (CLI), a web-based interface and also a convenient PDA compatible interface. This allows WTI console server management products to serve the needs of many different types of users.

The command line interface allows access to all configuration and control functions . Simple, ASCII text commands are used to select unit parameters, display status, manage user accounts, set access privileges, retrieve data from port buffers and create and terminate serial port connections.

The web-based interface allows console server management administrators to select configuration parameters and display unit status using a series of simple, user-friendly menus. The web-based interface provides access to all of the same configuration and status display capabilities that are available via the command line interface, but does not allow users to create or terminate serial port connections or retrieve buffered data from serial ports.

The PDA interface is ideal for console server management users who need remote access to unit status and port status display functions. The PDA interface does not provide access to configuration menus, port connection commands or data retrieval functions, but is very helpful for users and administrators who just need to check the status of the console server management unit via PDA.

WTI console server management products include an incredible selection of user features, alarm functions and configuration options that allow adaptation to almost any out of band management application that you can imagine. When a WTI console server management unit is installed at a remote network equipment site, this enables network administrators to address problems at remote sites via out of band connection, providing reliable, secure access to command functions on network element console ports and allowing administrators to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve problems at remote sites without the need to actually travel to the remote network equipment site in person.

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