Posts Tagged ‘remote console access’

The Console Server: An Important Element in an Effective Out-of-Band Management Solution

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When a vital network element located at a remote installation site crashes or becomes unresponsive, an out-of-band management solution can help administrators to correct the problem without the hassles, expense and delays of a service call. When an out-of-band management solution includes a console server, this enables administrators to access console port command functions on remote network elements in order to perform diagnostic routines, change configuration parameters and check conditions at the distant network site without the need to travel to the site in person.


A Replacement Console Server Solution for the Cisco 2509

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Ever since the Cisco 2509 router/hub was discontinued in 2004, many network engineers have had an increasingly difficult time finding a suitable remote console access solution. Although determined 2509 seekers can occasionally dig up a used 2509 here and there, it’s practically impossible to find enough 2509 units to fit the needs of constantly expanding remote network management applications. If you’ve been hunting for Cisco 2509 units without success, take heart; WTI’s TSM-DPE series console servers can provide the perfect drop-in replacement.


Static Routing – An Important Feature for Any Console Server Application

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

When a network crashes due to equipment malfunction, it’s always handy to have more than one way to access and fix the source of the problem. If your primary network gateway is down, a well-conceived out of band management solution should always provide at least one alternative means to communicate with remote network devices. In cases like this, a console server that allows static routing can prove itself to be a very useful tool.


How Out of Band Management Can Make a Network Administrator’s Job Easier

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Most modern data centers actually include two separate networks; a main network and a secondary, maintenance network. Typically, the main network allows users to access files and communicate with other users, while the secondary maintenance network is used for out of band management, troubleshooting and testing.