Posts Tagged ‘alarm notification’

Automatically Reboot Network Elements that Fail to Respond to Ping Commands

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

When a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center includes a remote reboot unit, this allows network administrators and support personnel to reboot network devices at the remote equipment site without the need for an expensive service call. Although a remote reboot switch provides an excellent solution for rebooting remote network devices, there’s still room for improvement in that this type of solution still relies on a user or administrator to report an unresponsive device before a remote reboot is initiated.

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An IP Power Switch that Also Helps Keeps You Better Informed

Monday, November 28th, 2011

An IP power switch can provide network administrators with the ability to control power switching and reboot functions at remote network equipment sites without the need for a constant human presence at the remote site, or an expensive service call every time power needs to be switched or rebooted. But in addition to that valuable function, and IP power switch can also help to keep network administrators better informed regarding conditions and events at the remote network equipment site.

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The Terminal Switch – A Great Solution for Out of Band Management and Monitoring Network Equipment

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

In most remote network management applications, the main purpose of a terminal switch is to provide an avenue for out of band management of important network elements located in off-site data centers and remote network equipment racks; when normal network access is not available or impractical, a terminal switch enables network administrators to communicate with remote network elements without the need to travel to the remote network equipment rack. But in addition to the vital out of band management capabilities provided by a terminal switch, a high quality terminal switch can also include monitoring and alarm features that help administrators to be better informed regarding environmental conditions and significant events at the remote network equipment site.

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A Console Access Server with Alarm Features Cuts Expenses and Downtime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A well-designed, full featured console access server can do a whole lot more than merely provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network devices. If a console access server includes environmental alarms and event alarms, then it can also help network administrators to keep better tabs on conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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A Lost Communication Alarm Allows a Server Console Switch to Report Unresponsive Network Devices

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a device at a remote network equipment site ceases to respond to communication. In cases of remote network equipment, it’s often difficult to determine if a device has hung or frozen until somebody needs to use it … and then it’s often too late. One convenient way to keep track of device status at remote sites, is to choose a server console switch (http://www.wti.com/c-44-server-console-switch.aspx) that includes a lost communication alarm.

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The Advantages of a Remote Console Server with Monitoring and Alarm Features

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

One of the most common challenges to those who manage remote network equipment sites, is the need to know exactly what’s going on at those remote sites. If an equipment rack is located just down the hall, then checking environmental conditions and communication status is obviously easy, but if that equipment rack is located hundreds or even thousands of miles away, then how can a network administrator know when rack temperatures are too high or power conditions are unstable? A remote console server provides a simple solution to this challenge; in addition to providing out of band access to console port command functions on remote devices, a full-featured remote console server can also help to track events and conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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Remote Console Servers Help to Track Conditions at Faraway Network Equipment Sites

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

In addition to providing secure access to command functions on remote network elements, a remote console server can also help network administrators keep track of environmental conditions and other noteworthy events at remote network equipment sites. When a remote console server is equipped with monitoring and alarm functions, this allows network administrators and IT support personnel to be automatically notified when high rack temperatures, power supply interruptions, ping response failure and other significant incidents are detected.

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Monitoring and Alarm Capabilities Increase the Power of an Out of Band Management Solution

Monday, April 18th, 2011

In most out of band management applications, a console server or similar device is used to provide access to command functions on remote network devices. Although this provides network administrators with a powerful tool for dealing with problems at remote sites after something has gone wrong, it sometimes doesn’t address the need to know about potential problems at remote sites before they get to a point where network communication is effected. In order to assist administrators in anticipating problems at remotes sites, it’s helpful if the console server unit at the heart of the out of band management solution includes appropriate alarm and notification features to keep administrators better informed regarding conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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A Console Access Server Allows You to Manage Remote Network Sites without Expensive Service Calls

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A console access server provides network administrators with a single interface for management of remote network equipment sites. When a console access server is installed at a remote network site, administrators can use it to access console port command functions on remote devices, create outbound SSH/Telnet connections to other devices, collected error messages and other data from connected devices and monitor and record events and environmental conditions at the remote site. If the console access server also includes environmental alarms or event alarms, network administrators can also be automatically notified when critical conditions or events are detected at the remote network site.

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A Ping Response Monitor Can Simplify Console Server Management Applications

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

In most out of band management applications, a console server management unit enables network administrators to establish out of band connections to console ports on remote network elements. This allows administrators to address problems at remote sites without actually traveling to the site in person. Most console server management products provide an excellent tool for dealing with network problems after they occur, but if the console server management unit includes features like a Ping Response Monitor or a Ping-No-Answer alarm, this allows the console server management unit to help administrators to address network problems before they get out of hand.

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