Posts Tagged ‘ping failure alarm’

Automatically Reboot Network Elements that Fail to Respond to Ping Commands

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

When a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center includes a remote reboot unit, this allows network administrators and support personnel to reboot network devices at the remote equipment site without the need for an expensive service call. Although a remote reboot switch provides an excellent solution for rebooting remote network devices, there’s still room for improvement in that this type of solution still relies on a user or administrator to report an unresponsive device before a remote reboot is initiated.


A Console Terminal Server Should do More than Just Provide Out of Band Management

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Most network administrators are fairly familiar with the concept of using a console terminal server to provide secure, reliable out of band management capabilities for offsite data centers and remote network equipment racks. It’s widely accepted that the out of band communication capabilities provided by a console terminal server can help to maximize uptime and cut maintenance costs for remote network equipment, but in addition to providing an avenue for out of band management, a full featured console terminal server product that includes monitoring and alarm capabilities can also help administrators to be kept better informed regarding conditions at distant network equipment installation sites.


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.


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.