Posts Tagged ‘port buffer’

The Buffer Threshold Alarm – A Handy Feature for Serial Switches Used in Data Collection Applications

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

It’s not uncommon to find serial switch units used for other purposes, besides out of band management applications. For example, serial switch units are often used to collect error messages, status reports and other data that network devices generate and then send out via console port. In data collection applications like this, it’s helpful if the serial switch includes a buffer threshold alarm, to notify network administrators when data has accumulated in a serial port buffer.

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Using a Console Access Server to Collect Data and Error Messages

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Most network devices can be configured to send a wide variety of different types of data via their console ports. In addition to data items that the network device may have collected via monitoring capabilities, many network devices can also generate status messages, error messages, activity reports and other types of data which are then sent out via console port. In many cases, this data is either lost or ignored, but this is actually a waste; data sent out via console port can be an extremely helpful tool for network administrators who need to review error messages and status messages after a significant network event. WTI console access server products (http://www.wti.com/c-51-console-access-servers.aspx) offer an easy way to collect and store this data, providing administrators with the ability to revue recently generated data for diagnostic purposes.

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Simplified Network Management with a Remote Console Server

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

WTI Remote Console Servers can provide both in-band and out-of-band access to RS-232 console ports and maintenance ports on servers, routers, firewalls, switches and any other network elements located at remote network equipment installation sites. System administrators can connect to the Remote Console Server via TCP/IP network, using SSH or Telnet, or via modem or local terminal and then access command functions on network devices that are connected to one of the serial ports on the Remote Console Server.

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