Posts Tagged ‘out of band managment’

Managing Pipeline Monitoring Stations in Public Utilities Networks

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Large enterprise networks, like those found in public utilities applications, present many unique challenges when implementing an out-of-band management solution. Due to the sheer size and complexity of most public utilities networks, an effective out-of-band management solution must provide sufficient scalability to meet the needs of both large equipment sites such as data centers and also small equipment sites such as pipeline monitoring stations.

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Secure, Reliable Out-of-Band Management for Oil Tanker Applications

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Unresponsive network elements on oil tankers can present a bit of a challenge to both on-board and shore based tech support personnel … especially if that oil tanker is currently at sea. When a router or firewall crashes and takes down important navigation, helideck monitoring or communication systems with it, network administrators need to be able to act fast to restore normal operation before safety issues ensue. There’s often no time to fly in a tech support team or take off on a trek to the other end of the ship to investigate problems in a remote equipment enclosure; NOC personnel need an out-of-band management solution that can deal with the problem at once.

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Remote Reboot with Monitoring and Alarm Functions

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Most network administrators are already pretty familiar with the benefits that are provided by a remote reboot. When a vital network element at a remote network equipment site suddenly locks up and refuses to respond, often, a simple remote reboot can take care of the problem and get the network device back up and running again. In fact, remote reboot capabilities are such a key element of most out of band management solutions, that it’s becoming increasingly rare to find an off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet that doesn’t support the ability to remotely reboot servers, routers and other network devices at the site.

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