Posts Tagged ‘reboot scheduling’

A Better Way to Control Power Reboot Functions at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

One of the most frustrating things about managing network devices located at remote equipment sites, is the fact that you can’t easily get your hands on them when you need to. When a vital network element at a distant data center or faraway equipment cabinet suddenly crashes and refuses to respond, even a simple power reboot can suddenly become a huge pain-in-the-you-know-where to actually accomplish. Sure, it would be easy to reboot that troublesome router or uncooperative server if it was installed in a rack down the hall, but if it’s located in another state or half-way around the globe, even a routine reboot can involve service teams, truck rolls and expense reports.