Posts Tagged ‘rack environment’

A DC Powered Remote Console Server is the Perfect Solution for Remote Equipment Racks

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Due to the very nature of some network applications, many remote network equipment racks are located so far off of the beaten track, that they’re beyond the reach of AC power lines and sometimes even beyond the reach of internet cables. In spite of the isolated locations of these remote equipment racks, network administrators still need a means to communicate with the devices at the remote site in order to retrieve data, issue configuration commands and check device status. A DC powered remote console server (http://www.wti.com/c-47-remote-console-servers.aspx) provides an ideal tool for administrators who need out of band management capabilities for remote network elements in environments where only DC Power is available and communication with the outside world is limited to dial-up or satellite modem.

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Console Terminal Servers – Take Care of Small Network Problems Before They Become Huge Problems

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The most challenging aspect of managing network equipment at remote sites, is that it’s difficult to know exactly what’s going on at those remote network sites. If the equipment rack starts to overheat, or if a critical network element is on the verge of failure, often there’s no way to know about it until a device crashes and brings the network down with it. If you don’t know about a minor equipment problems at a remote site, then how can you deploy a solution to avoid bigger problems? An intelligently designed Console Terminal Server, that includes user-configurable alarm and notification capabilities provides an ideal solution for keeping tabs on conditions at remote network equipment sites.

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Console Server Management and Rack Temperature

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

When managing remote network equipment, sometimes the environmental conditions in the equipment rack can be as important as the condition of the individual devices in the rack themselves. Extremely high or extremely low temperatures can drastically effect the performance of the devices in the rack, and in severe cases, temperature can even damage or destroy network equipment. With this in mind, it’s important that a console server management solution always includes the capability to measure rack temperatures and alert administrators when temperatures rise too high, or fall too low.

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A Console Server that Lets You Know When your Equipment Rack is too Hot or too Cold

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

In addition to allowing secure access to console port functions on remote network devices, a good console server should also be able to keep network administrators informed when environmental conditions inside of the rack could potentially impede the performance of network devices. For example, if rack temperature rises too high or falls too low, this can drastically effect both the longevity and operation of devices such as servers, routers, switches and firewalls.

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