Archive for the ‘terminal switch’ Category

A Terminal Switch with Alarm Notification Provides More Effective Out of Band Management

Monday, March 14th, 2011

When choosing a terminal switch (http://www.wti.com/c-56-terminal-switch.aspx) for a remote, out of band management application, it’s important to make certain that the terminal switch can support environmental and event monitoring functions … but it’s even more important that the terminal switch also includes alarm notification functions that can let you know when critical conditions are detected at a remote network equipment site.

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A Terminal Switch with a Multi-Level User Directory can Simplify User Account Management

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In most co-location applications, a terminal switch needs the capability to provide access to many different users and assign different types of privileges to each user, based on job function. The process of managing multiple users and providing a different set of access rights to each user can often be somewhat of a challenge. A multi-level user directory provides the most efficient solution to this task, by allowing administrators to create separate accounts for each user, which define which terminal switch serial ports each user will be allowed to access, which types of commands each user will be allowed to invoke, and which services and tools will be available to each user.

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Why is SNMP Support Such an Important Terminal Switch Feature?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

WTI Terminal Switch products support SNMP communication and full MIB capability. This provides network administrators with a convenient means to use SNMP based commands to change terminal switch configuration parameters, manage user accounts, retrieve buffered data from buffered terminal switch serial ports and receive alarm notification via SNMP when specific, user-defined events and environmental conditions are detected. All of these functions are especially useful for administrators who need a centralized management capabilities for multiple terminal server units located at remote network equipment sites.

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Managing User Accounts at Multiple Terminal Switch Units

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The task of managing user accounts at multiple terminal switch units can often be challenging. Since the principle function of a terminal switch is to provide access to console port command functions on remote network elements, there are always many different types of users who need access to the terminal switch. This means that network administrators are frequently faced with chore of adding or removing users from numerous different terminal switch units, scattered across their networks.

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Does Your Terminal Switch Support Outbound SSH Connections?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

When you can’t establish a normal network connection with a remote network element, a terminal switch with outbound SSH capabilities can provide an invaluable tool to help get your network back up and running again. When your terminal switch supports outbound SSH connections, this allows you to contact the terminal switch via secondary network, dial-up modem or satellite modem and then establish an outbound SSH connection with remote network elements in order to invoke diagnostic and troubleshooting commands.

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Terminal Switches and Out of Band Management

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

When setting up a network application that involves communication with remote sites, an intelligent, well though out design is often the most important factor in ensuring that network communication will be stable and reliable, and not subject to constant crashes. But that said, even the most carefully planned network application will eventually run into some sort of problem that could potentially cause a wide spread crash, and that’s exactly why it’s so important that remote network sites always include a terminal switch that provides out of band management capabilities.

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A WTI Terminal Switch Can Save Both Time and Money for Network Admins

Monday, December 20th, 2010

If you need secure, reliable access to RS232 ports on remote servers, routers, firewalls and other network elements, the WTI’s Terminal Switch products can provide an ideal solution. WTI Terminal Switch products are designed to support secure, out of band access to RS232 console ports on remote devices, allowing remote troubleshooting and device management from anywhere on Earth; even when in band access is unavailable or unfeasible.

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