Posts Tagged ‘remote console port access’

Secure Out-of-Band Management Using a Console Access Server

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

When an uncooperative network device in a remote equipment rack crashes and disrupts network communications, network administrators need a meals to deal with the problem immediately, without waiting for a service team to arrive on site and before users start to complain. In cases like this, a console access server can provide quick, reliable, out-of-band access to configuration and command functions on the remote device without the expenses and delays associated with a physical service call.


Discover and Fix Unresponsive Network Elements Before Your Users Start to Complain

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

It isn’t always easy to know when a critical network element at a remote equipment site has malfunctioned or crashed. When a router or switch in a distant network equipment rack locks up and refuses to respond, a good IT administrator shouldn’t just wait until a user complains before taking action; an effective IT administrator should be able to detect equipment problems and deal with unresponsive devices before they cause problems for network users.


A Good Serial Switch is the Heart of an Out of Band Management Solution

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

When setting up a remote network equipment site, it’s absolutely vital to include an out of band management solution that allows access to console port command functions on your remote network equipment. The reason for this is simple: no matter how well your remote network application has been planned, it’s inevitable that remote network devices will eventually crash or malfunction and require some sort of tweak or push to get them running again. In most cases, a serial switch provides the “heart” of this type of out of band management solution.


A DC Powered Console Server Can Go Places Where AC Power is Impractical

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

All remote network equipment applications can benefit from the secure console port access that’s provided by a console server. Unfortunately though, most console servers run on AC power, and if that network equipment is located at a remote site, or in other locations where only DC Power is available, then the only practical solution is a DC powered console server.