Posts Tagged ‘power supply interruption’

Keeping Better Track of Conditions at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Monday, December 26th, 2011

When managing network devices located at off-site data centers or in remote equipment cabinets, it isn’t always easy to tell when power to the remote network equipment has been interrupted and restored. Sure, you could always wait for users to complain that a server or router at the remote site didn’t recover correctly, but in a busy corporate network environment a network administrator often needs to be more proactive when it comes to dealing with power interruptions and disrupted network service. It’s pretty easy to tell when power at the remote network equipment site is out completely, but how does one recognize a situation where power momentarily blinks off and then back on again?

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A Serial Switch that Can Notify You When Power is Interrupted

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Sometimes, it’s difficult for a network administrator to know exactly what’s going on at a remote network equipment site. When the power supply to a remote device is interrupted, sometimes an administrator won’t know about it until a user complains or the power loss results in a larger problem. But it doesn’t have to be that way if your remote network equipment site includes a WTI Serial Switch. WTI Serial Switch products include a convenient Power Cycle Alarm that can promptly notify administrators when power is interrupted and then restored.

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