Posts Tagged ‘remote management’

Navigating network gridlock

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

WTI serial console server products and power reboot products provide excellent tools for remote management and control of network elements such as blade servers, firewalls and other devices …

IT teams face a daunting task when it comes to managing increasingly complex network and application environments without a corresponding increase in time or resources.

Every network is like a set of Lego blocks, with interlocked components carefully customized and shaped. While the network may function efficiently in the beginning, over time, it must accommodate new technologies, applications, protocols, and the growing coverage of remote workers, which means even more interlocked pieces. A well-performing network is an absolute requirement for supporting the critical operations of any business, and the primary goal of network management is to ensure that users get the quality of service they expect. The network should be transparent to them – providing the infrastructure needed to conduct business – and should never impair productivity.

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Remote Device Management

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

SNMP based control and monitoring of remote network devices is a valuable tool for almost any network administrator. WTI Serial Console Servers and Switched PDUs provide full MIB support, allowing you to review status, change configuration parameters, edit user privileges and control operating functions at remote units via SNMP commands.

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Remote Console and Power Management for Cisco Routers

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

All servers and routers will lock up and cease to function sometimes; even top quality equipment like Cisco routers and switches.

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of night by a call from work, and then had to drive all the way to your office just to unlock or reboot an uncooperative router? Does all work at your office regularly grind to a halt every time a piece of network equipment gets a case of the hiccups? Have you ever watched helplessly as constant “truck rolls” to remote equipment sites gradually eat up your yearly budget and tie up your most valuable employees?

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Out of Band Network Management in the Data Center

Friday, August 13th, 2010

When in-band network management paths are unable to provide network administrators with the necessary means to management remote network hardware, an out-of-band network management strategy is a valuable addition to the arsenal of any network administrator who has network elements distributed across wide area networks.

Implementation of an out-of-band management solution allows a network administrator to have full control over all the elements in wide area networks when in-band and IP based management strategies fail. A comprehensive strategy for out-of-band management is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any administrator who desires a robust remote management strategy.

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SNMP Network Control …

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

SNMP based control and monitoring of remote network devices is a valuable tool for almost any network administrator. WTI’s Serial Console Servers and Switched PDUs provide full MIB support, allowing you to review status, change configuration parameters, edit user privileges and control operating functions at remote units via SNMP commands.

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Review – RealVNC for remote control software

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

… And if you need secure, remote access to network equipment, check out our console server products and switched PDU products …

Being able to gain remote access to a machine is often crucial to an administrators’ job. Whether it is remotely administering a machine or taking control of an end-user’s machine to resolve various issues with their machines. This is actually not a challenging step with so many tools like LogMeIn and TeamViewer. But if you are one of those that doesn’t like to use third-party tools, or want to have more control over how this connection is made, you might want to venture into the realm of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

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Windows Intune Beta

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I don’t really need this myself (yet) … but it still sounds like it would be interesting to experiment with.

Microsoft has just announced the availability of Windows Intune Beta as part of Microsoft Online Services. Windows Intune is a cloud based PC management service for businesses and organizations. Microsoft calls it a “comprehensive solution that includes PC management, malware protection, Windows upgrades, and more”.

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How Console Switches Can Cut Service Costs

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Console switches can be deployed in many different applications. In most cases, the purpose of the console switch is to provide remote communication and control capabilities for network equipment located in far-away places. An intelligently designed console switch allows you to save money and cut costs by eliminating the need for on-site tech personnel and costly service calls to remote IT installations. There are a multitude of different popular applications for console switches, and our sales staff is constantly talking to customers who have created their own, unique console switch applications too.

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How Can a Console Switch Tell You When Something is Wrong with Your Network?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For those who manage data centers and network applications, it’s extremely important to always be able to know exactly what’s going on with your network equipment, routers, switches and firewalls. Since most large, business networks operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are almost constantly in use, it’s vital for the network administrator to immediately know whenever a problem arises, in order to allow corrective measures to be taken before those problems bring your entire network to a halt. One of the most common tools that network administrators often rely on to keep them informed of network status, is an intelligently designed console switch, with event notification capabilities.

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Remote Management Tools for Blade Servers

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

When selecting a remote management solution for a blade server, it’s extremely important to choose a solution that provides full remote command access and power control capability. The reason for this is simple: a solution that provides both remote console port access and remote power control will allow you to perform most diagnostic, troubleshooting and management functions from a remote location, minimizing the need to travel to the installation site whenever the blade server hiccups or crashes.

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