Reboot Remote Network Elements with a Power Reboot Switch

When a router or switch at a remote network equipment site crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, all it takes to fix the problem is a simple power reboot. While this is a simple proposition if the network element is located in the office next door, it can be quite a dilemma if the unresponsive network element is located miles away from the office, and even more so if the problematic device makes normal network communication impossible. In cases like this a Power Reboot Switch provides a reliable, easy way to reboot network elements at remote equipment sites.

If a malfunctioning network element takes down network communication with a remote site, network administrators need a means to reboot the unresponsive device without resorting to an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote site. Rather than simply doing without the network while the service team is en route to correct the problem, it’s much more efficient to rely on out-of-band access to a power reboot switch to restore network communication. An effective out-of-band power management solution that includes a power reboot switch enables administrators to communicate with the power reboot switch independent of normal network channels (usually via secondary modem, cellular broadband or dial-up) and then instantly invoke a reboot cycle in order to restart crashed servers and uncooperative switches.

WTI power reboot switches provide an ideal solution for out-of-band power switching and reboot control, and also offer other features that help to ensure security and enable administrators to closely monitor conditions and events at remote network equipment sites. WTI power reboot switches include powerful security and authentication features ensure that power switching and reboot command functions are protected from unauthorized access. In addition, WTI power reboot switches also include versatile monitoring and alarm functions that can notify administrators when high temperatures, excessive current consumption, unresponsive devices, power outages and other critical events and conditions are detected at the remote site.

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