Not too many years ago, the sole purpose of a console management solution was to provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Although that function is still important, these days most full featured console management units are expected to provide additional capabilities that are intended to help network administrators to track conditions and events at remote network equipment sites in addition to providing out of band management capabilities.
Archive for the ‘console management’ Category
Network applications that include off-site data centers and remote equipment racks often present a unique challenge for network administrators; when vital network elements at a remote location malfunction or crash, the task of accessing command functions on a remote network device is much more complicated than it would be if the network device was located at the central office. In cases like this, console management provides a secure, reliable means to communicate with remote devices without actually traveling to the remote equipment site in person.