Posts Tagged ‘power schedule’

Your Remote Power Switch Might Be Able to Do More than You Imagined

Friday, November 18th, 2011

When a vital network device at an off-site data center suddenly locks up and refuses to communicate, most network administrators rely on a remote power switch to reboot the uncooperative network device and restore communication without the need for a service call. This capability can prove extremely valuable in any network application that includes communication with important network elements located in remote equipment racks. But in addition to allowing administrators to reboot remote network devices, a remote power switch can also offer other capabilities that help to minimize network downtime and simplify the process of managing off-site network equipment.

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The IP Power Switch: An Intelligent Alternative to a Service Call

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

When a vital network element suddenly locks up and crashes, often all it takes is a simple power reboot to get that device up and running again. Unfortunately, a “simple” power reboot is only simple when the network device in question is located down the hall or in the room next door; if the troublesome network element is located at an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack, miles away from the central office, then the time and trouble of getting to the remote equipment site can make even the most basic network management tasks seem like a major challenge.

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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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