Posts Tagged ‘power switching’

A Network Power Switch with Monitoring and Alarm Capabilities

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Not too many years ago, it was rare to find a network power switch in a remote network equipment cabinet. Prior to the popularity of out of band management, many network administrators relied on an expensive service call whenever a network element at a remote site needed to be rebooted. But as the concept of out of band management has become more widely accepted, we’re now at a point where it’s pretty rare to find a remote network equipment cabinet that doesn’t include a network power switch.

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There are Two Ways to Reboot Remote Network Devices – The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When managing vital network devices located at remote data centers and offsite equipment cabinets, even simple tasks can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often even routine remedies for common network problems, such as power reboot operations, can take on a whole different dimension due to the remote location of the network equipment site, and the amount of time and trouble that it takes to travel to the site in person. A simple power reboot, that might take two minutes to accomplish on a server or router located at your office, can require days when the server or router is located miles from the central office, at a distant network equipment site or offsite data center.

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