Posts Tagged ‘power monitoring’

For a Switched PDU, Remote Power Reboot is Only Half of the Job

Monday, October 17th, 2011

When network professionals talk about a remote power control solution, in most cases, they’re talking about the ability to control power switching and reboot functions at remote network equipment racks and off-site data centers. The ability to reboot remote network devices has obvious value, in that it allows administrators to restart malfunctioning devices at remote network installations without the need for an expensive, time-consuming service call, but in addition to the vital function of remote power reboot control, a comprehensive remote power control solution should also provide network administrators and tech support personnel with other remote network management capabilities.

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The IP Power Switch – A Better Way to Reboot Remote Network Elements

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

One of the most frustrating aspects of managing remote network equipment, is the fact that the very “remoteness” of the equipment often makes it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks. When a vital network element at a remote site hangs and disrupts communication with the remote site, even a simple power reboot can be a difficult thing to achieve. If that troublesome network device was located at the central office, the cure would be simple: just walk down the hall and flip the power off and back on again. But when an uncooperative network element is located in an offsite data center or remote equipment rack hundreds of miles away, suddenly a power reboot isn’t such a simple solution anymore.

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