Archive for the ‘remote console server’ Category

Remote Console Server Products are Often Available in Both DB9 or RJ45 Versions

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A remote console server can be a valuable addition to any remote network equipment site. The reason for this is simple: remote console servers provide network administrators with out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Obviously, this capability comes in very handy in any case where normal network communication with a remote device is not available, so with that in mind, why doesn’t every remote network equipment site include a remote console server?

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Why does a Remote Console Server need Power Supply Redundancy?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A remote console server provides network administrators with several very powerful tools. A remote console server provides an alternative way to contact remote network elements when your main network is down, and a remote console server can also monitor events and environmental factors at remote network equipment sites. When you consider the importance and value of these functions, it’s no surprise that many network administrators see their remote console server as a piece of “mission critical equipment.” If the remote console server server crashes, then administrators often have no way to establish a remote connection with far-away network elements, or to check device status and environmental status at a remote site.

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A Remote Console Server with a Lost Communication Alarm Helps Keep Network Administrators Informed

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be nice if your remote console server could notify you immediately whenever a connected device ceased to respond? WTI Remote Console Server products include a Lost Communication alarm feature, which can provide immediate notification via email, SNMP Trap, text message or SYSLOG message whenever communication with a connected WTI device is interrupted.

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Remote Console Servers – Out of Band Access and Event Monitoring for Remote Network Sites

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Most large corporate networks include at least one or two off-site network equipment installations; in some cases, the entire network data center might be located off-site, in other cases a network might include remote monitoring or communication sites, located on the tops of high buildings, at far-away facilities or even on a distant mountain top. There’s usually a good reason for the remote location of these off-site network equipment installations, but that doesn’t make it any easier for the network administrators whose job it is to support these remote network sites. In cases like this, a Remote Console Server can help to simplify management of remote network devices by providing secure, reliable access to console ports on remote network devices such as servers, routers, switches and firewalls.

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AC Power or DC Power – Which is the Right Solution for a Remote Console Server Application?

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

When designing a remote network equipment installation, one of the first considerations that is often made is whether the site will run on AC power or DC Power. Although the majority of out of band management applications rely on AC power, there are also plenty of cases where a DC powered remote console server provides the best possible solution.

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Add a Remote Console Server Without Running New Cables

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Don’t let DB9 cables stand in the way of adding an out of band management solution to your remote network application. If you need remote management capabilities for existing network applications that use DB9 cables, there’s no need to run new RJ45 cables, just to allow compatibility with a console server. WTI Remote Console Server products are available in both DB9 and RJ45 configurations, to allow you to add out of band management capabilities with the latest security and authentication features without the need to run new cables.

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