In the product development lab, power reboot regression testing provides engineers with a means for detecting product design flaws before releasing a product to market. Although this procedure can be very helpful in working the bugs out of a product before marketing, repetitive power reboot regression testing is also deadly boring and extremely time consuming. One way to streamline the repetitive power reboot test process and eliminate some of the innate tedium of the process, is to use a script-driven PDU to initiate each power reboot cycle.
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Repetitive power reboot regression testing provides product development engineers with a valuable tool for detecting hardware flaws and software buts before releasing a product to the general market. However, as vital as this function is, due to its very nature it’s also an incredibly repetitive task that can often take days or even weeks to complete. One popular solution for relieving some of the tedium of repetitive power reboot regression testing is to automate the process by using scripts to control power reboot and switching functions.
In addition to providing an effective means to reboot remote devices in network management applications, Switched PDUs can also perform many useful functions in product development lab applications. One of the most common tasks assigned to a switched PDU in the product development lab, is to provide power on/off switching for repetitive power reboot regression testing. Given the long duration of a typical power reboot test and the number of reboot cycles involved, it can be extremely helpful to control the switched PDU using scripts.