Posts Tagged ‘ping response alarm’

Out of Band Management and Environmental Monitoring, All in One Box

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

If your network infrastructure includes off-site data centers or distant network equipment racks, then you’re most likely already pretty familiar with the concept of utilizing a console server to provide out of band management capabilities for remote network equipment. When your off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet includes an out of band management solution, many routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks can be performed without the need for an expensive service call to the remote site and the associated time delays while tech support personnel travel to the remote equipment site.

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The Terminal Switch – A Great Solution for Out of Band Management and Monitoring Network Equipment

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

In most remote network management applications, the main purpose of a terminal switch is to provide an avenue for out of band management of important network elements located in off-site data centers and remote network equipment racks; when normal network access is not available or impractical, a terminal switch enables network administrators to communicate with remote network elements without the need to travel to the remote network equipment rack. But in addition to the vital out of band management capabilities provided by a terminal switch, a high quality terminal switch can also include monitoring and alarm features that help administrators to be better informed regarding environmental conditions and significant events at the remote network equipment site.

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Remote Power Management Made Simple

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

When a network element, such as a router or firewall, at a remote equipment rack suddenly decides to take an unscheduled vacation, often all it takes to get that router or firewall up and running again is a simple power reboot. “Simple” might not exactly be the right word to use here though; a power reboot is only “simple” if the router or firewall is located within easy reach, across the hall or in the building next door. If that troublesome router or firewall is located at an off-site data center or in a remote equipment rack several states away, then even a “simple” power reboot suddenly becomes a bit of a challenge … unless that distant equipment site includes a remote power management solution.

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A Console Access Server with Alarm Features Cuts Expenses and Downtime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A well-designed, full featured console access server can do a whole lot more than merely provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network devices. If a console access server includes environmental alarms and event alarms, then it can also help network administrators to keep better tabs on conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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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 Console Terminal Server with a Ping Response Alarm Keeps an Eye on Your Network Equipment

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be nice if your console terminal server could automatically notify you when a network device in a remote equipment rack decides to crash or hiccup? When a console terminal server includes a ping response alarm (or ping-no-answer alarm), the console server unit can regularly ping user selected IP addresses, and then provide prompt notification whenever a device at a target IP address fails to respond to a ping command.

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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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Check Device Conditions at Remote Network Installations

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

One of the most difficult challenges of managing a remote network equipment site is the task of keeping track of the condition of individual devices at the remote site. If a remote network element crashes, or is on the verge of crashing, then a network administrator needs to know about the problem before it effects network communication and complaints from frustrated users start to pour in. That’s why WTI Console Server Management products include a ping response alarm which can ping user-specified devices at regular intervals, and then notify administrators when one of those devices ceases to respond to ping commands.

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