Posts Tagged ‘audit log’

Remote Reboot Capabilities … Plus a Clearer Picture of Exactly What’s Going On at Your Off-Site Data Center

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The power and reboot control capabilities provided by a remote reboot unit enable network administrators to quickly deal with problems at off-site network equipment cabinets without the expense of a service call and without unnecessary delays while the service team is en route to the remote site. Remote power and reboot control are obviously important functions, but in addition to the reboot functions provided by a basic remote reboot product, some remote reboot units also provide additional capabilities that can help administrators to be kept better informed regarding conditions at the remote network equipment site.

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Alarm and Event Logs Make a Console Terminal Server a Powerful Tool for Out of Band Management

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

When something goes wrong at a remote network equipment site, the most immediate and important task is to correct the problem in order to restore network communication. But once you’ve fixed the problem, you’re still left with an equally important task: finding out exactly why the problem occurred in the first place so you can prevent it from happening again. A console terminal server that includes monitoring, alarm and event logging capabilities provides a valuable tool for diagnosing network problems and helping network administrators to ensure that those problems don’t occur again.

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Why Does a Console Server Need Event Logging Capabilities?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

For data center managers, it’s very important to know exactly what’s going on inside of their equipment racks at all times. If a device fails to respond to a ping command, your IT personnel need to know about it right away; if rack temperatures rise to troublesome levels, they need to know about that right away too. Although a console server with intelligently designed alarm functions, such as WTI’s RSM and TSM series console server products, can help to alert you to relatively major events like failed ping commands and high temperatures, what do you do if you want to know about less noteworthy events such as command activity, temperature trends and previous alarm activity?

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What Can You Learn from WTI Console Server Log Files?

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

WTI’s TSM and RSM series console servers both feature three different types of event logs: the audit log, the alarm log and the temperature log. Each of these three logs is used for a different purpose, allowing you to review recent events and activity at your serial console server. The data in these logs can be used to create an audit trail, to track environmental conditions, to learn more about alarm events and also to determine which user did what when.

Access to all three of these logs is restricted to users with supervisor or administrator level command access, allowing you to use the console server’s user directory to determine which accounts are allowed to review, download and erase log data. In addition, all three event logs can be configure to send records via Syslog whenever a log entry is generated.

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