Posts Tagged ‘event notification’

Remote Console Servers Help to Track Conditions at Faraway Network Equipment Sites

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

In addition to providing secure access to command functions on remote network elements, a remote console server can also help network administrators keep track of environmental conditions and other noteworthy events at remote network equipment sites. When a remote console server is equipped with monitoring and alarm functions, this allows network administrators and IT support personnel to be automatically notified when high rack temperatures, power supply interruptions, ping response failure and other significant incidents are detected.

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The Most Often Requested Features for a Console Server

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

When shopping for a console server, network administrators usually ask questions about the number of available ports, the type of port interface and whether or not the console server supports telnet, out of band access and dial-up access. Although most console servers offer pretty much the same options for all of these features, there are also other features that set some console server products apart from the others.

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How Can a Console Switch Tell You When Something is Wrong with Your Network?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For those who manage data centers and network applications, it’s extremely important to always be able to know exactly what’s going on with your network equipment, routers, switches and firewalls. Since most large, business networks operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are almost constantly in use, it’s vital for the network administrator to immediately know whenever a problem arises, in order to allow corrective measures to be taken before those problems bring your entire network to a halt. One of the most common tools that network administrators often rely on to keep them informed of network status, is an intelligently designed console switch, with event notification capabilities.

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