Posts Tagged ‘colocation’

Emergency Access to Command Functions via Dual Ethernet Console Server

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

In many cases, the challenge of dealing with a network outage is a fairly simple proposition. Once one has determined which network element has caused the outage, it’s simply a matter of connecting to the console port on the afflicted device and changing a few configuration parameters or running a troubleshooting routine. Unfortunately, in the era of colocation the task of accessing a malfunctioning device can often prove to be a bit more of a challenge if that device is located in a remote data center or locked up safely inside of a distant equipment enclosure. In cases like this, a Dual Ethernet Console Server can provide network administrators with redundant access to remote devices, even when primary network communication is not available.


A User Directory that Simplifies Console Server Management

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

A console server management product can be a very useful tool for network administrators who need to monitor and maintain remote network equipment installations. It’s also important to note however, that the same remote access capabilities that make console server management solutions so helpful, can also present a bit of a security challenge for administrators who need to allow users to access specific command and connection functions, while simultaneously ensuring that users don’t stray beyond the capabilities that they are authorized to employ.


A Simple Way to Manage Console Server Access Rights for Multiple Users

Monday, November 1st, 2010

A console server can be an extremely handy tool for remote network administration; sometimes, it can be almost too handy. Access rights usually aren’t a problem when only your IT support staff have access to your console server, but often, once other departments discover what can be done with a console server, they’ll suddenly need to use the console server too.


Sometimes Limited Console Server Access is the Best Solution

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Often, your console server can provide an unobstructed view of your network operations. If you’re a Network Administrator, then that unobstructed view is a handy tool … but what if you want to provide only limited access to some users, without allowing access to critical device functions?