Posts Tagged ‘console server’

Airline Deploys WTI Console Servers in Enterprise Solution

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014


A large airline has operations hosted at data centers across the county that manage hundreds of servers, routers, switches and storage devices. Equipment uptime and real-time alarm data is a critical part of daily operations of the airline. When the time came to perform a major network equipment upgrade, the airline looked for a new remote console management solution provider who could offer the best of breed technology and also meet their stringent MTBF requirements.


WTI Releases Console Server & Power Management Solution for Remote Enclosures

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Milan, Italy, January 28, 2014 –Stand E75, Cisco Live — WTI (, a leading manufacturer of out of band branch office, console server and remote power management solutions, has announced the release of a compact remote management solution designed for network enclosures.


Having Trouble Finding Cisco 2509 Units? Here’s an Alternative Out-of-Band Access Solution

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Although network engineers have long relied on the Cisco 2509 as a solution for out remote console access, Cisco 2509 units have become increasingly hard to find since it’s discontinuation as a product in 2004. A determined search might turn up two or three Cisco 2509 units here and there, but the task of finding sufficient quantities of 2509 units to support a large scale network application has become nearly impossible. Fortunately, WTI’s TSM-DPE series Console Access Servers provide a perfect drop-in replacement for the venerable Cisco 2509.


A Console Server Allows You to Take Care of Problems at Remote Sites without a Service Call

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Service calls to remote network equipment sites are both time consuming and expensive. When an Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment site crashes and takes down valuable network services with it, administrators can’t afford to wait for a tech team to arrive on site to correct the problem and restore communication. In order to minimize downtime and cut service costs, many network administrators rely on the out-of-band access capabilities that can be provided by a Console Server.


A Dual Ethernet Console Server Provides More Options for Access to Remote Console Ports

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In remote network management applications, console servers are used to provide administrators and support personnel with a secure, out-of-band avenue for communication with console ports on distant network elements. Most network engineers are fairly familiar with the basic out-of-band communication functions provided by a console server, but not all realize that a console server with dual Ethernet ports can provide additional communication capabilities beyond basic out-of-band management.


The Console Server: A Vital Tool for Out-of-Band Management

Monday, October 28th, 2013

In applications that involve communication with remote network elements, reliable out-of-band console access can spell the difference between effective management and chaos. When normal network communication is disrupted by a crashed Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment installation, out-of-band access to console port command functions enables administrators to correct the problem without the expenses and delays associated with a physical service call. An intelligently deployed Console Server provides the most effective solution for out-of-band access to remote network elements when normal network communication is not available.


Out-of-Band Access to Remote Console Port Command Functions

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

When a vital network element at a remote equipment site crashes or refuses to respond, network administrators are often left without a means to communicate with the remote site. In many cases, the problem at the remote site could easily be remedied if administrators could just gain access to the console port on the failed device, but with network communication down, the only alternative is a costly, time consuming service call. But it doesn’t have to be this way; an intelligently deployed Console Server can eliminate situations like this, by providing an avenue for out-of-band communication with devices at the remote site.


Managing Remote Network Elements with a Console Server

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The most challenging aspect of managing network elements at remote sites is often the simple fact that remote sites are generally located some distance away from those who manage them. Many routine network problems can often be solved by simply accessing the console port and changing a few parameters. The problem with managing remote network devices is that their distant location makes it difficult implement even simple solutions. The most effective way to deal with problems at remote network equipment sites is to use a Console Server to provide remote access to console port command functions.


The Console Server: An Important Element in an Effective Out-of-Band Management Solution

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When a vital network element located at a remote installation site crashes or becomes unresponsive, an out-of-band management solution can help administrators to correct the problem without the hassles, expense and delays of a service call. When an out-of-band management solution includes a console server, this enables administrators to access console port command functions on remote network elements in order to perform diagnostic routines, change configuration parameters and check conditions at the distant network site without the need to travel to the site in person.


A Drop-In Console Access Replacement for the Cisco 2509

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Cisco 2509 has long been a favorite of network administrators who need an effective, economical solution for remote console access. Unfortunately, since the product’s discontinuation it has become more and more difficult to find working Cisco 2509 units, leading network professionals to seek out alternative solutions for remote console access. If you’re faced with growing console access needs but a lack of viable Cisco 2509 units, you might want to check out WTI’s TSM-DPE series Console Access Servers; a perfect drop-in replacement for the 2509.