Posts Tagged ‘out of band management’

Managing Devices at Remote Branch Offices in Large Enterprise Networks

Monday, August 17th, 2015

When a critical network element located at a remote branch office malfunctions and disrupts network communication, an out-of-band management solution allows tech support personnel to address the problem immediately, without the hassles, expenses or delays associated with a physical truck roll or service call. When an effective out-of-band management solution is deployed at a remote branch office, personnel at the NOC can promptly access console port command functions on the remote device or execute a reboot without the need to actually travel to the site in person, minimizing downtime and ensuring that vital network based services are available when needed.

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Managing Remote Network Elements in Public Utilities Applications

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Public utilities networks are generally both large and complex. With that in mind, it also follows that an effective out-of-band management solution for a public utilities network application must as well be relatively large and complex in order to solve the many challenges of managing a large number of devices spread across a complex network infrastructure, featuring a variety of different sizes and types of remote equipment sites. An efficient out-of-band management solution must be able to deal with problems at data centers, microwave antenna sites and also small monitoring stations.

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Managing Devices at Remote Data Centers in Large Enterprise Networks

Monday, August 10th, 2015

An effective out-of-band management solution for large enterprise network applications must be able to serve the needs of a wide variety of different types of remote network equipment sites. In order to minimize downtime and ensure access to vital services, an out-of-band management solution in a large enterprise network must be able to provide remote power reboot control and console access for critical network elements located at remote data centers, microwave antenna sites, branch offices and many other diverse types of remote installations.

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Dual WAN Out-of-Band Management Solution for Juniper EX3300 Series Switches in Pipeline Applications

Friday, April 10th, 2015

When a Juniper EX3300 Series Switch in a remote pipeline installation ceases to respond, there are generally only two ways to correct the problem; you can either send a tech team out to deal with the problem in person, or use an out-of-band management solution to deal with the problem immediately. Although out-of-band management provides a faster and more economical solution, the remote nature of pipeline applications and lack of on-site communication infrastructure often presents a challenge. Fortunately, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide out-of-band management options that aren’t available with a traditional, single Ethernet console server.

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Dual WAN Out-of-Band Management for Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Routers in Refinery Applications

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

When a crucial network element, (such as a Juniper ACX2100 Series Industrial Router,) in a refinery application suddenly ceases to respond and disrupts network communication with the site, support personnel need to restore normal network access as quickly as possible. There’s no time to wait for a tech team to travel to the site to resolve the issue in person. Network communication needs to be restored NOW, (if not sooner,) in order to avoid costly interruptions in productivity and ensure safety at the refinery. In cases like this, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide vital alternatives for out-of-band management that are not available with a conventional, single Ethernet console server.

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A Dual WAN Management Solution for Cisco 2960-X Series Switches at Petroleum Pump Jack Sites

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Dealing with an unresponsive Cisco 2960-X Series Switch at a remote pump jack site can sometimes present a bit of a challenge for support personnel at a distant NOC. Due to the remote, inaccessible nature of many pump jack sites, avenues for out-of-band management are often somewhat limited. In cases like this a Dual Wan Console Server can often provide NOC personnel with additional out-of-band management options that are not available via a traditional console server with only a single Ethernet port.

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A Dual WAN Management Solution for Cisco Integrated Services Routers at Remote Pipeline Installations

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

When a vital network element, such as a Cisco Integrated Services Router at a remote pipeline installation, becomes unresponsive Network Operations Center personnel need to be able to address the problem without the delays and expense of a service call to the remote site. In cases like this, a Dual WAN Console Server can provide support personnel with out-of-band access to remote console port command functions, even when a crashed ISR interferes with normal network communication.

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Bank Branch Offices Reduce Network Downtime

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Challenge:

A large US-based bank has a vast number of branch office locations across the country in which each has a small installed base of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls to support the daily operational activities & transactions at each location.

Many of the branch offices are located in areas that are subject to severe weather which creates network outages. During adverse weather conditions, several branch office locations lost primary network access. This in-band outage prompted the bank to find a reliable solution to trouble-shoot & manage the network hardware in these branch locations during the network outage through out-of-band tools.

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The Console Server: A Vital Tool for Out-of-Band Management

Monday, October 28th, 2013

In applications that involve communication with remote network elements, reliable out-of-band console access can spell the difference between effective management and chaos. When normal network communication is disrupted by a crashed Ethernet switch or other device at a remote equipment installation, out-of-band access to console port command functions enables administrators to correct the problem without the expenses and delays associated with a physical service call. An intelligently deployed Console Server provides the most effective solution for out-of-band access to remote network elements when normal network communication is not available.

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Manage Remote Pipeline Monitoring Stations via Cellular Broadband

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The task of managing networked elements in Pipeline Monitoring applications presents a unique challenge for network administrators. The isolated location of most pipeline monitoring stations, coupled with the number of individual monitoring stations involved creates a situation where out-of-band communication via secondary network cable or regular dial-up is often completely out of the question. Fortunately, cellular broadband communication via 3G/4G modem offers a workable solution for managing network elements at far-flung pipeline monitoring stations.

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