Posts Tagged ‘environmental alarms’

A Console Access Server with Alarm Features Cuts Expenses and Downtime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A well-designed, full featured console access server can do a whole lot more than merely provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network devices. If a console access server includes environmental alarms and event alarms, then it can also help network administrators to keep better tabs on conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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A Terminal Switch Provides a Valuable Tool for Out of Band Management

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The out of band management capabilities provided by a terminal switch can be a real life saver for network administrators who are charged with the task of managing remote network equipment racks. Without a terminal switch, often the only way to deal with problems at remote equipment sites is a costly service call or truck roll to a remote equipment site that might take hours, or even days to reach. Obviously, the remote console port command access provided by a terminal switch can be a real life saver, but the remote monitoring and alarm notification capabilities provided by a full featured terminal switch can be equally helpful too.

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A Console Access Server with Environmental Alarms and Event Alarms

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

When something goes wrong (or even starts to go wrong) at a remote network equipment site, it’s vital for network administrators to know about it as quickly as possible. Environmental factors such as an increase or decrease in rack temperature and significant events, such as failure to respond to a ping command, can be an important indication that all is not right at a remote network facility. The most reliable way to keep informed about environment changes and events is to include a console access server with monitoring capabilities in the design of your remote network equipment sites.

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An SNMP Enabled Console Server – Centralized Management for Remote Network Sites

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Large, modern, corporate networks often include dozens of remote network equipment sites. Sometimes, these remote sites are located several states away; other times, they might be located on the other side of the Earth. With this in mind, it quickly becomes obvious that in order to maintain such a network, it’s vital for the network to include some sort of centralized management capability that allows network administrators to be kept informed of unit status at these remote sites. In many cases a console server that supports SNMP can provide an ideal solution for centralized management of remote network equipment sites in a large, far-flung corporate network.

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Know Exactly What’s Going On Inside Your Equipment Rack

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

All network administrators know the value of including a console server and an out of band management solution in remote network equipment sites. It’s simple; console servers save both time and money by providing an alternative means to contact remote network equipment when your principal network is not available. Remote access is definitely an extremely valuable capability for any network administrator who has to deal with problems at far-away equipment racks … but did you know that WTI console servers can also monitor environmental and operating conditions at remote network sites too?

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A Power Control and Console Access Solution for Applications where Rack Space is Tight

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

If you’re faced with the task of maintaining multiple, far-flung network installations, then you already know that remote console port access and remote power reboot control are both extremely valuable tools for dealing with problems at far away branch offices and equipment closets. But what if your network equipment rack doesn’t have enough free rack space to allow both a console server and a switched PDU? Does that mean that you have to choose between console access and reboot control? Of course not; WTI’s Power + Console Hybrid products provide both remote console access and remote reboot capabilities in one, convenient, 1U product.

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