When a Juniper EX3300 Series Switch in a remote pipeline installation ceases to respond, there are generally only two ways to correct the problem; you can either send a tech team out to deal with the problem in person, or use an out-of-band management solution to deal with the problem immediately. Although out-of-band management provides a faster and more economical solution, the remote nature of pipeline applications and lack of on-site communication infrastructure often presents a challenge. Fortunately, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide out-of-band management options that aren’t available with a traditional, single Ethernet console server.
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Dual WAN Out-of-Band Management Solution for Juniper EX3300 Series Switches in Pipeline ApplicationsFriday, April 10th, 2015
Dual WAN Out-of-Band Management for Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Routers in Refinery ApplicationsTuesday, March 31st, 2015
When a crucial network element, (such as a Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Router,) in a refinery application suddenly ceases to respond and disrupts network communication with the site, support personnel need to restore normal network access as quickly as possible. There’s no time to wait for a tech team to travel to the site to resolve the issue in person. Network communication needs to be restored NOW, (if not sooner,) in order to avoid costly interruptions in productivity and ensure safety at the refinery. In cases like this, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide vital alternatives for out-of-band management that are not available with a conventional, single Ethernet console server.
Dealing with an unresponsive Cisco 2960-X Series Switch at a remote pump jack site can sometimes present a bit of a challenge for support personnel at a distant NOC. Due to the remote, inaccessible nature of many pump jack sites, avenues for out-of-band management are often somewhat limited. In cases like this a Dual Wan Console Server can often provide NOC personnel with additional out-of-band management options that are not available via a traditional console server with only a single Ethernet port.
A Dual WAN Management Solution for Cisco Integrated Services Routers at Remote Pipeline InstallationsMonday, March 23rd, 2015
When a vital network element, such as a Cisco Integrated Services Router at a remote pipeline installation, becomes unresponsive Network Operations Center personnel need to be able to address the problem without the delays and expense of a service call to the remote site. In cases like this, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide support personnel with out-of-band access to remote console port command functions, even when a crashed ISR interferes with normal network communication.
When managing network elements in oil and gas applications, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide out-of-band communication options that usually aren’t possible with a traditional console server that only includes a single Ethernet port. In most cases, console servers with a single Ethernet port are designed primarily to allow communication via network and in some cases, dial-up. The presence of an additional Ethernet Port on Dual Wan Console Servers allows for connection to a secondary network and also simplifies the challenge of adding out-of-band access via 3G/4G/LTE cellular broadband or satellite broadband.