Posts Tagged ‘data collection’

Using a Console Access Server to Collect Data from Network Devices

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Console Access Server units can perform a number of valuable tasks in a remote network equipment installation. In addition to providing secure, reliable out of band access to console port command functions when the main network is not available, console access servers can also be used to collect error messages and other data, generated by connected network devices.

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The Buffer Threshold Alarm – A Handy Feature for Serial Switches Used in Data Collection Applications

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

It’s not uncommon to find serial switch units used for other purposes, besides out of band management applications. For example, serial switch units are often used to collect error messages, status reports and other data that network devices generate and then send out via console port. In data collection applications like this, it’s helpful if the serial switch includes a buffer threshold alarm, to notify network administrators when data has accumulated in a serial port buffer.

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A Serial Switch that Supports Network Time Protocol Provides Exact Synchronization

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In many network applications, the ability to synchronize time settings across a variety of different network devices is of utmost importance. This is especially true in applications where data is collected from multiple network devices, and when time stamped log records are generated to record significant network events. In cases like this, a serial switch that supports network time protocol (or NTP) can prove to be a very valuable asset.

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