Posts Tagged ‘remote network equipment site’

Effective Security for Dial-Up Out of Band Management Applications

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Security and authentication are two vital elements for any out of band management strategy. The reason for this is simple: given the powerful remote access capabilities provided by an out of band management solution, it’s extremely important that access to console port command functions on remote network elements is adequately protected from unauthorized users. While it’s relatively easy to implement effective security and authentication measures when out of band management is accessed via a secondary maintenance network connection, the task of authenticating each user can prove to be much more of a challenge when the out of band management solution is accessed via dial-up connection.


Using a Serial Switch to Track Power Supply Conditions at Remote Equipment Sites

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when there’s been a temporary power outage at a remote network equipment installation site. A temporary power interruption might seem like its not a big deal, but it’s definitely something that a network administrator should know about. Even if all of the devices at the remote site recovered gracefully after power was restored, a temporary power outage could be a good indication of more power problems in the future. That’s why a serial switch with a power cycle alarm can be such a useful asset for network administrators who are concerned about power supply stability at remote network equipment sites.


Rack Temperature Alarms Help Console Access Server Units to Keep Tabs on Remote Equipment Sites

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Abnormally high or low rack temperatures can often be an indication of potential problems at a network equipment site. If a network equipment rack is located down the hall from your office, then it’s relatively easy to keep track of rack temperatures. But if the equipment rack is located in a remote site, half a world away from your office, then tracking equipment temperatures can present a bit of a challenge. In cases like this, a console access server that includes a temperature alarm feature can often prove to be a valuable asset for network administrators who are responsible for equipment at remote installations.