Posts Tagged ‘automatic reboot’

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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An IP Power Switch Should be Able to do More than just On-Demand Reboots

Friday, October 21st, 2011

When a critical network element located at a remote data center locks up and ceases to respond, an IP power switch provides a fast, economical means to reboot that remote network device and get it back up and running again without the need for an expensive service call to the remote site. Although the on-demand power switching and reboot capabilities provided by an IP power switch can truly be a lifesaver in cases like this, a high-quality, full-featured IP power switch can often provide other functions that are just as useful and vital.

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There are Two Ways to Reboot Remote Network Devices – The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When managing vital network devices located at remote data centers and offsite equipment cabinets, even simple tasks can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often even routine remedies for common network problems, such as power reboot operations, can take on a whole different dimension due to the remote location of the network equipment site, and the amount of time and trouble that it takes to travel to the site in person. A simple power reboot, that might take two minutes to accomplish on a server or router located at your office, can require days when the server or router is located miles from the central office, at a distant network equipment site or offsite data center.

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The IP Power Switch – Remote Problem Solving for Offsite Network Equipment

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Network administrators who are responsible for managing offsite data centers and remote equipment racks are often faced with two common challenges: a lack of information regarding conditions and events at the remote equipment site, and the inability to deal with problems at the remote site without traveling there in person or sending a service team. When vital network elements such as servers and routers are located at an offsite facility, often the only way to really get one’s hands on a problem at the remote site is to travel there in person; an effective solution, but often also an expensive, time-consuming solution.

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The Ideal Remote Reboot Unit for Your Network Power Management Application

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting a remote reboot unit for an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack. Obviously, an ideal remote reboot solution should provide administrators with the ability to perform remote power switching and reboot functions via IP or dial-up connection, but a high quality remote reboot unit can also perform other power management and monitoring tasks that can help to streamline the process of managing remote network equipment.

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