Posts Tagged ‘ping watchdog’

Discover and Fix Unresponsive Network Elements Before Your Users Start to Complain

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

It isn’t always easy to know when a critical network element at a remote equipment site has malfunctioned or crashed. When a router or switch in a distant network equipment rack locks up and refuses to respond, a good IT administrator shouldn’t just wait until a user complains before taking action; an effective IT administrator should be able to detect equipment problems and deal with unresponsive devices before they cause problems for network users.

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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.

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