Power Redundancy Ensures Remote Console Server Access When You Need It the Most

When malfunctioning network equipment at a remote equipment rack brings network communication to a halt, a remote console server can often provide a secure, reliable means to access console port command functions on the afflicted network element in order to restore network communication without an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote equipment rack. Given the powerful remote diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities provided by a remote console server, it’s easy to see that when problems arise at a remote network equipment rack, it’s absolutely vital that the remote console server is ready and able to help support personnel to take care of the problem, and that’s why it’s also important that the remote console server includes power redundancy and power fallback capabilities.

A remote console server with dual power inlets and power fallback capabilities ensures that when a momentary power glitch at an off-site equipment rack temporarily takes out a server, router or firewall, network support personnel will still be able to access the remote console server in order to get that server, router or firewall up and running again without the need to travel to the site in person. When the remote console server includes power redundancy and fallback capabilities, the remote power server can immediately switch over to a back up power supply when the primary power supply fails in order to provide uninterrupted out of band access to console port command functions on remote devices; precisely when you need them the most.

By ensuring continued access to command functions on remote network elements even during a power emergency, a remote console server with power redundancy and fallback support is also perfect for many mission critical applications that require fallback and redundancy capability in order to minimize network downtime and to make certain that vital network services are always available for user access. When a momentary interruption of power occurs at a remote equipment rack, a remote console server with power redundancy and fallback capabilities provides continuous, seamless access to important network elements.

Ideally, a remote console server with power redundancy support should be able to switchover to a back up power supply within 16 microseconds; fast enough that most users will not even be aware that power fallback switching has even taken place. In order to support a wide range of different remote network rack applications, it’s also important that the remote console server should be compatible with both 120V AC environments as well as 240V AC environments.

When a remote console server is deployed as a part of an intelligently designed out of band management application, it’s important that the remote console server is always available when it’s needed the most; especially those times when a problem with the power supply at a remote site has interfered with the correct operation of other devices at the remote site. A remote console server that supports power fallback and power redundancy capabilities helps network administrators to be certain that they will always have secure, reliable access to console port command functions on remote network devices, even when a power glitch takes out other devices in the rack that don’t include power fallback support.

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