Posts Tagged ‘lost communication alarm’

A Lost Communication Alarm Allows a Server Console Switch to Report Unresponsive Network Devices

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a device at a remote network equipment site ceases to respond to communication. In cases of remote network equipment, it’s often difficult to determine if a device has hung or frozen until somebody needs to use it … and then it’s often too late. One convenient way to keep track of device status at remote sites, is to choose a server console switch (http://www.wti.com/c-44-server-console-switch.aspx) that includes a lost communication alarm.

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The Advantages of a Remote Console Server with Monitoring and Alarm Features

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

One of the most common challenges to those who manage remote network equipment sites, is the need to know exactly what’s going on at those remote sites. If an equipment rack is located just down the hall, then checking environmental conditions and communication status is obviously easy, but if that equipment rack is located hundreds or even thousands of miles away, then how can a network administrator know when rack temperatures are too high or power conditions are unstable? A remote console server provides a simple solution to this challenge; in addition to providing out of band access to console port command functions on remote devices, a full-featured remote console server can also help to track events and conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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A Remote Console Server with a Lost Communication Alarm Helps Keep Network Administrators Informed

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be nice if your remote console server could notify you immediately whenever a connected device ceased to respond? WTI Remote Console Server products include a Lost Communication alarm feature, which can provide immediate notification via email, SNMP Trap, text message or SYSLOG message whenever communication with a connected WTI device is interrupted.

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A Console Access Server with a Lost Communication Alarm – Detect Communication Problems with Remote Devices

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Console access servers essentially provide an “emergency doorway” into your network, allowing timely access to servers, routers, switches and other critical network devices when normal avenues of communication are not present. When a remote network element crashes or freezes, a console access server provides a convenient way to access critical control functions on remote network elements, without the need to actually travel to the installation site in person.

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A Serial Console Switch with Alarm Notification via SNMP Trap

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A serial console switch performs many different duties in a network application; it allows out of band access to network devices when your main network is down, it provides a backdoor to configuration and diagnosis functions without interfering with regular network communication, and it can also monitor network devices for potentially harmful environmental conditions and suspicious network events. Alarm and monitoring functions are an extremely useful capability, but only when the console switch includes a means to effectively notify network administrators when a problem is detected.

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How are SNMP Traps Used in Console Management Applications?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In order to provide network monitoring capabilities, most console management products include the ability to generate alarms when specific conditions are detected. For example, your console management unit might send an alarm when high temperatures are detected, or when communication with an attached device is interrupted. These alarms can be very useful to network administrators, allowing them to address small problems before they turn into big problems … but how can your console management unit let you know when alarm has been generated if your equipment rack is located in Tennessee and your office is located in Oregon?

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Can Your Console Switch Tell You When Equipment is Misbehaving?

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Most console switch products can provide network administrators with vital tools to allow management and troubleshooting capabilities for network devices at remote installation sites, but wouldn’t it be handy if your console switch could also automatically notify you when a network device ceases to function? WTI console switch products include a heartbeat feature, which when used in conjunction with our “Lost Communication” alarm, can immediately notify you when compatible devices, hang, fail, crash, or just stop working.

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