Posts Tagged ‘console management’

Get the Most Out of Your Console Management Solution

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Not too many years ago, the sole purpose of a console management solution was to provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Although that function is still important, these days most full featured console management units are expected to provide additional capabilities that are intended to help network administrators to track conditions and events at remote network equipment sites in addition to providing out of band management capabilities.

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Console Management Provides Secure, Out of Band Communication with Remote Network Devices

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Network applications that include off-site data centers and remote equipment racks often present a unique challenge for network administrators; when vital network elements at a remote location malfunction or crash, the task of accessing command functions on a remote network device is much more complicated than it would be if the network device was located at the central office. In cases like this, console management provides a secure, reliable means to communicate with remote devices without actually traveling to the remote equipment site in person.

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How are SNMP Traps Used in Console Management Applications?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In order to provide network monitoring capabilities, most console management products include the ability to generate alarms when specific conditions are detected. For example, your console management unit might send an alarm when high temperatures are detected, or when communication with an attached device is interrupted. These alarms can be very useful to network administrators, allowing them to address small problems before they turn into big problems … but how can your console management unit let you know when alarm has been generated if your equipment rack is located in Tennessee and your office is located in Oregon?

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