Posts Tagged ‘console manager’

Why Should a Console Manager Support More than One Authentication Protocol?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

When you consider the powerful network management capabilities provided by a console manager, it quickly becomes clear that security and authentication are both vital elements for any truly effective console manager application. In order to protect remote access to console port command functions, an effective console manager must provide adequate security and authentication measures to ensure that only valid users are able to access the console manager, and also support a variety of different remote authentication protocols in order to ensure compatibility with the needs of different types of authorized users.

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The Console Manager – Vital Help for Remote Network Equipment Sites

Monday, December 12th, 2011

When an important network element located at an off-site data center or remote equipment rack suddenly locks up and refuses to communicate, the last thing you want to do is send a tech team off on a service call, merely to reboot the uncooperative network device or change a few communication parameters. A service call might seem like the obvious solution, but service calls are expensive, and the entire time that you’re waiting for the service team to reach the remote network equipment site, that important network device still refuses to communicate.

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Out of Band Network Management in the Data Center

Friday, August 13th, 2010

When in-band network management paths are unable to provide network administrators with the necessary means to management remote network hardware, an out-of-band network management strategy is a valuable addition to the arsenal of any network administrator who has network elements distributed across wide area networks.

Implementation of an out-of-band management solution allows a network administrator to have full control over all the elements in wide area networks when in-band and IP based management strategies fail. A comprehensive strategy for out-of-band management is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any administrator who desires a robust remote management strategy.

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