Posts Tagged ‘serial port buffer’

A Serial Console Server that Supports Data Buffering

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

In many remote network equipment rack applications, the serial console server is mainly used to provide out of band management access to console port command functions on vital network elements. Although out of band management capabilities are absolutely vital for the efficient management of remote network devices, a serial console server can also be called on to perform other tasks that can be equally helpful to network administrators. For example, a serial console server that includes buffer mode ports can also be used to collect error messages and other data from connected network elements.

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Using a Console Server Management Unit to Collect Error and Status Messages

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

In many applications, a console server management unit needs to be able to perform multiple functions at the same time. It’s pretty much a given that a console server management unit will need to provide out of band access to remote network devices, but in addition to that important function it might also need to be able to monitor rack temperature, check devices for ping response and capture error and status messages that connected devices send out via console port.

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Using a Console Access Server to Collect Data from Network Devices

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Console Access Server units can perform a number of valuable tasks in a remote network equipment installation. In addition to providing secure, reliable out of band access to console port command functions when the main network is not available, console access servers can also be used to collect error messages and other data, generated by connected network devices.

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How Serial Console Server Units Can Help to Collect Data Generated by Connected Devices

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

In addition to providing out of band access to network elements, a serial console server (http://www.wti.com/c-48-serial-console-servers.aspx) can also be used to collect error messages and other data from connected devices. When an error message or status message is sent out via the console port on a connected device, an intelligently designed serial console server can store the data at a serial port buffer for later retrieval by administrators and others who need that data for diagnostic purposes. If the serial console server includes a buffer threshold alarm, it can also notify users when new data is received by the buffer or when the buffer is nearly full.

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