An effective remote reboot solution enables administrators to restart unresponsive devices at remote sites without the delay or expense of a physical service call or truck roll. If the remote reboot solution also includes out-of-band communication capabilities, then this allows access to remote reboot functions even when normal network communication is unavailable. In most remote reboot applications, a Switched PDU is used to provide remote power switching and reboot capabilities.
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When a remote network element crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, a quick power reboot will bring the uncooperative device back online. While rebooting a network element located down the hall or in the room next door is generally a pretty simple proposition, the task of rebooting a remote element, located in a distant off-site facility, miles away from the central office can often prove to be a bit more of a challenge. In cases like this, a Switched PDU can provide fast, secure access to reboot functions at remote facilities without the need for a service call.
The task of rebooting a problematic network element is fairly simple if the device in question is nearby, but when the unresponsive network element is located in a remote equipment rack, miles away from the central office a simple power reboot can prove to be a bit more of a challenge. If you’re responsible for maintaining remote network equipment, a Switched PDU provides a secure, reliable means to control power switching and initiate reboots at remote sites without the need for a service call.