Posts Tagged ‘Cisco Catalyst 6500’

Fast, Secure Remote Reboot Capabilities for Cisco 8700 Watt Power Supplies

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

When a server or router locks up or refuses to cooperate, often a simple power reboot provides the best way to restore communication with the unresponsive device.

It’s pretty easy to reboot a malfunctioning network device if the device is located in a nearby equipment rack, but if an unresponsive router or server is located miles away in a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center, even a simple power reboot can sometimes be a challenge … especially if you’re being hounded by anxious network users who don’t have time to wait for vital network services to be restored while your service team is en route to the site.

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Intelligent Switching and Reboot Control for High Amp Dry Contact Relays

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

When a network device at a remote equipment site suddenly refuses to cooperate, often the best solution is to simply reboot the remote device. While this is generally a pretty easy order when the remote device in question is a simple AC or DC powered network element, remote reboots can often prove to be much more of a challenge if you’re dealing with a high amp device such as a Cisco Catalyst 6500 switch or an industrial HVAC device. There are literally dozens of products on the market that can remotely reboot or switch power to an ordinary AC or DC powered device, but none of these devices are suited for remote rebooting or switching of a high amp dry contact; for a job like this, you really need a remote relay control switch.

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