Posts Tagged ‘serial console switch’

A Serial Console Switch with Alarm Notification via SNMP Trap

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A serial console switch performs many different duties in a network application; it allows out of band access to network devices when your main network is down, it provides a backdoor to configuration and diagnosis functions without interfering with regular network communication, and it can also monitor network devices for potentially harmful environmental conditions and suspicious network events. Alarm and monitoring functions are an extremely useful capability, but only when the console switch includes a means to effectively notify network administrators when a problem is detected.

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What Can SNMP MIB Support Do for Your Data Center?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

SNMP MIB support provides a crucial element for console switch applications. MIB support enables the console switch to address and interpret commands issued by 3rd party software such as OpenView or Solaris, essentially allowing the console switch to accept commands and poll information via the 3rd party software.

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Creating Outbound SSH Connections

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When normal in band communication is not available, WTI’s TSM Series Serial Console Servers provide a convenient means to create secure, encrypted, outbound SSH connections to network devices via dial up. This means that even when you can’t establish a normal network connection, you can still dial into the TSM via modem and create outbound SSH connections to allow communication with devices on your secure local area network or intranet.

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