Posts Tagged ‘remote reboot switch’

Out of Band Management in a Remote Data Center

Monday, October 4th, 2010

In the past, most remote data centers depended on a single network for communication with the outside world. This worked quite well as long as the network was up and running, but if the network was down, then often there was no alternative means for network administrators to communicate with network elements in order to correct problems; the only way to communicate with a network device was to travel to the installation site and address the problem in person.

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How do You Find Out About a Crashed Network Device Before Your Users Start to Complain?

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Sometimes, when a rack mount network device fails or crashes, network administrators won’t know about the failure until a user complains that a service in unavailable. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could know about a crashed device before the user complaints start to roll in? Realistically, there are only two ways to accomplish this: 1) Sit beside your equipment rack, 24/7 watching to see if a device fails, or 2) Use a console server with a Ping-No-Answer alarm or ping-response-failure alarm to watch your equipment for you!

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A Secure Console Server Can Help Bring an Entire Network Back Online

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Companies today in domestic and global markets run businesses around the clock. There is no time for equipment to rest or to be down because of a network problem. Time is money and the amount of time that a network is offline can translate into a significant financial blow if not all the preventative measures are taken to protect important network equipment. Having a console server, even if it is only as a back up, is a smart investment that will end up paying off. A console server is capable of bringing an entire network back online, thus saving time and money.

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