Archive for the ‘console server’ Category

Secure Out-of-Band Console Access via Dual Ethernet For Financial Applications

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Challenge:

One of the largest North American credit card companies has data centers across the world that house a large installed base of 10G firewalls, IDS sensors, load balancers and routers that support its day-to-day security operations activities. The credit card company has a requirement to be able to securely manage these devices out of band when the primary network path is unavailable.

The NOC team wanted to implement the latest security protocols, logging capability and connectivity options for both in-band and out-of-band management appliances. The company also wanted the console server to have dual Ethernet ports , simultaneous log-in, radius security authentication, event logging and alarming, and enterprise management software to manage all of their out-of-band management equipment through a single portal.

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Airline Deploys WTI Console Servers in Enterprise Solution

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Challenge:

A large airline has operations hosted at data centers across the county that manage hundreds of servers, routers, switches and storage devices. Equipment uptime and real-time alarm data is a critical part of daily operations of the airline. When the time came to perform a major network equipment upgrade, the airline looked for a new remote console management solution provider who could offer the best of breed technology and also meet their stringent MTBF requirements.

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A Console Server Allows You to Take Care of Problems at Remote Sites without a Service Call

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Service calls to remote network equipment sites are both time consuming and expensive. When an Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment site crashes and takes down valuable network services with it, administrators can’t afford to wait for a tech team to arrive on site to correct the problem and restore communication. In order to minimize downtime and cut service costs, many network administrators rely on the out-of-band access capabilities that can be provided by a Console Server.

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The Console Server: A Vital Tool for Out-of-Band Management

Monday, October 28th, 2013

In applications that involve communication with remote network elements, reliable out-of-band console access can spell the difference between effective management and chaos. When normal network communication is disrupted by a crashed Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment installation, out-of-band access to console port command functions enables administrators to correct the problem without the expenses and delays associated with a physical service call. An intelligently deployed Console Server provides the most effective solution for out-of-band access to remote network elements when normal network communication is not available.

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Out-of-Band Access to Remote Console Port Command Functions

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

When a vital network element at a remote equipment site crashes or refuses to respond, network administrators are often left without a means to communicate with the remote site. In many cases, the problem at the remote site could easily be remedied if administrators could just gain access to the console port on the failed device, but with network communication down, the only alternative is a costly, time consuming service call. But it doesn’t have to be this way; an intelligently deployed Console Server can eliminate situations like this, by providing an avenue for out-of-band communication with devices at the remote site.

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Managing Remote Network Elements with a Console Server

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The most challenging aspect of managing network elements at remote sites is often the simple fact that remote sites are generally located some distance away from those who manage them. Many routine network problems can often be solved by simply accessing the console port and changing a few parameters. The problem with managing remote network devices is that their distant location makes it difficult implement even simple solutions. The most effective way to deal with problems at remote network equipment sites is to use a Console Server to provide remote access to console port command functions.

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The Console Server: An Important Element in an Effective Out-of-Band Management Solution

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When a vital network element located at a remote installation site crashes or becomes unresponsive, an out-of-band management solution can help administrators to correct the problem without the hassles, expense and delays of a service call. When an out-of-band management solution includes a console server, this enables administrators to access console port command functions on remote network elements in order to perform diagnostic routines, change configuration parameters and check conditions at the distant network site without the need to travel to the site in person.

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A Console Server Provides Out-of-Band Access to Remote Network Elements

Friday, August 9th, 2013

When you need to communicate with an unresponsive network element at a remote equipment site, there are basically two choices: you can either travel to the remote site in person, or you can use a console sever to establish an out-of-band connection to the problematic network device. When direct communication with a malfunctioning device is not possible, a console server provides a secondary, out-of-band means to access console port command functions on a remote device.

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WTI Releases Dual Ethernet Console Servers

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Irvine, Ca, April 11, 2013 – WTI, an industry leader in the field of Out of Band Console Management, is proud to announce the release of a new line of Dual Ethernet Port Console Servers for Out-of-Band Remote Console Management. In addition to providing remote access to serial console ports on connected devices, the new TSM models also include dual Ethernet ports in order to allow connection to both a primary network and a secondary fallback network, plus dual power inlets to ensure that the unit is always powered up and ready to go when it’s needed the most.

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A Console Server for Enterprise SNMP Management Applications

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

SNMP compatibility is one of the most common features that network administrators look for when selecting network devices. Due to its low cost, widespread availability and ease of use, SNMP has become largely accepted as the industry standard for managing both large and small network applications. The popularity of SNMP as a management tool for both wide area networks and local networks has compelled network engineers to insist that each element in the network infrastructure provides support for SNMP in order to ensure compatibility with SNMP based network management programs.

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