Posts Tagged ‘pipeline support’

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.


Redundant Out-of-Band Management in Pipeline Support Applications

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Out-of-Band Management provides tech support personnel with a secondary, alternative avenue for communication with remote network elements during network outages. If a vital network element at a distant facility crashes and takes down network communication with it, an out-of-band management solution provides the most efficient means to contact unresponsive devices and restore network communication in a timely fashion. In a typical network application, the presence of both a primary and secondary avenue for communication with remote network elements is usually enough to get the job done. But in mission critical network applications, such as managing remote network elements in gas pipeline support roles often more than two avenues for communications are needed and a redundant out-of-band management strategy is required.