Posts Tagged ‘remote network administration’

Outbound SSH Capabilities Provide a Server Console Switch with More Out of Band Communication Options

Friday, March 11th, 2011

A server console switch that supports outbound SSH capabilities can provide network administrators with a powerful tool for contacting remote network elements when network communication is unavailable or impractical. Outbound SSH capabilities can come in extremely handy in cases where the network has crashed, or when communicating with extremely remote equipment sites that have no means of connecting to your main network.

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A Serial Switch that Can Notify You When Power is Interrupted

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Sometimes, it’s difficult for a network administrator to know exactly what’s going on at a remote network equipment site. When the power supply to a remote device is interrupted, sometimes an administrator won’t know about it until a user complains or the power loss results in a larger problem. But it doesn’t have to be that way if your remote network equipment site includes a WTI Serial Switch. WTI Serial Switch products include a convenient Power Cycle Alarm that can promptly notify administrators when power is interrupted and then restored.

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Fail-Safe Power Redundancy for Out of Band Management

Monday, December 13th, 2010

A Console Server is a wonderful tool for out of band management. When remote network devices crash or lock-up, a Console Server provides an extremely convenient way too access serial port functions on remote devices in order to fix the problem. This works fine when the reason for the crash is a problem with a server or a router, but what if the crash was caused by a failure of the primary power supply?

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SNMP MIB Compatibility and Console Server Management

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

When choosing a console server management solution, it’s vital to ensure that your solution provides compatibility with third party software products such as Openview or Solaris. The reason for this is because these products provide network administrators with a centralized point of access from which they can manage many different network devices scattered across multiple network equipment sites, instead of addressing each network component individually. The best way to make certain that a console server management product is compatible with these third party products, is to choose a solution that offers full SNMP MIB support.

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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.

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