Posts Tagged ‘current monitor’

Remote Reboot with Monitoring and Alarm Functions

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Most network administrators are already pretty familiar with the benefits that are provided by a remote reboot. When a vital network element at a remote network equipment site suddenly locks up and refuses to respond, often, a simple remote reboot can take care of the problem and get the network device back up and running again. In fact, remote reboot capabilities are such a key element of most out of band management solutions, that it’s becoming increasingly rare to find an off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet that doesn’t support the ability to remotely reboot servers, routers and other network devices at the site.

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A Better Way to Control Power Reboot Functions at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

One of the most frustrating things about managing network devices located at remote equipment sites, is the fact that you can’t easily get your hands on them when you need to. When a vital network element at a distant data center or faraway equipment cabinet suddenly crashes and refuses to respond, even a simple power reboot can suddenly become a huge pain-in-the-you-know-where to actually accomplish. Sure, it would be easy to reboot that troublesome router or uncooperative server if it was installed in a rack down the hall, but if it’s located in another state or half-way around the globe, even a routine reboot can involve service teams, truck rolls and expense reports.

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The IP Power Switch: An Intelligent Alternative to a Service Call

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

When a vital network element suddenly locks up and crashes, often all it takes is a simple power reboot to get that device up and running again. Unfortunately, a “simple” power reboot is only simple when the network device in question is located down the hall or in the room next door; if the troublesome network element is located at an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack, miles away from the central office, then the time and trouble of getting to the remote equipment site can make even the most basic network management tasks seem like a major challenge.

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Take Control of Power Reboot Functions at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you want to minimize downtime at remote network equipment cabinets and off-site data centers, one of the most important steps you can take is to implement a remote power control solution that allows network administrators to initiate power and reboot switching functions at the remote site. Without a secure, effective remote power control solution at the off-site data center, network administrators are basically left with no alternative for dealing with unresponsive devices at the remote site, other than expensive, time consuming service calls to the remote site, merely to reboot network elements in order to get them up and running again.

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Reboot Remote Network Elements without Expensive Service Calls

Monday, September 12th, 2011

When a vital network element at a remote data center or off-site network equipment cabinet crashes and brings down network communication with it, there should be a better solution to the problem than sending out the service team and then sitting there with no network access while waiting for the service team to travel to the remote site in order to deal with the problem. When network communication is down, the expense of a service call, plus the delay while waiting for the service team to reach the remote equipment cabinet is totally unacceptable … especially in cases where a simple power reboot can correct the problem.

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Power Control Solutions for Remote Network Equipment Racks

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Often, the most difficult aspect of managing remote network equipment racks is the very fact that they are remote, and not easy to access. If a server or router located in an equipment rack across the hall decides to crash, then it’s no problem to simply walk across the hall, reboot that server or router and be back in business. But when a server or a router located in a remote network equipment rack or offsite data, miles away from the central office, crashes or hangs, it’s a completely different sort of challenge.

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A Remote Power Switch Simplifies the Task of Managing Remote Network Elements

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Sometimes, all it takes to get a malfunctioning network element up and running again is a simple power reboot. Although it’s pretty easy to reboot a network device if it’s located in a data center next door to your office, it can be completely different matter to reboot a hung router or afflicted firewall if they’re located miles away from the office at a distant, off-site data center. Rebooting network devices at remote equipment racks can indeed be a challenge sometimes, but if you’ve got a remote power switch installed at that distant data center, then rebooting devices can be as easy as invoking a command or clicking on a button.

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