Posts Tagged ‘SNMP’

Using SNMP to Manage and Control Remote Power Switching and Reboot Functions

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The task of managing network equipment located at remote branch offices presents an entirely different set of challenges than are normally encountered in general network management applications. For one thing, the ability to monitor conditions and events at the remote branch office is typically much more critical than it would be in an application where a local administrator is available to keep an eye on power supplies, phone lines and other factors in person. For another thing, branch office management often requires a degree of conformity between the various branch office sites on the corporate network; user access rights and passwords need to be the same at each site, and similar devices at each branch office must also be similarly configured.

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A Linux Powered Console Server with SNMP Compatibility

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A Linux powered console server can be an extremely useful tool for accessing command functions on remote console ports, monitoring conditions at off-site data centers and alerting tech support personnel when temperature, device response and other factors at remote network equipment installations indicate a possible problem. But what if you need a Linux powered console server that can be controlled and configured by commands issued by other programs or equipment?

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Managing Multiple Terminal Switch Units via SNMP

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

When deploying a terminal switch product at a remote network equipment site, it usually pays to take an informed look at exactly what types of terminal switch features will prove useful for your specific application. Obviously, a terminal switch should provide out of band access capabilities for the other devices in the remote equipment rack, but there are also many other terminal switch features that can also come in very handy, depending on the nature of the type of network environment that you’re dealing with. If your network application involves communication with a number of different terminal switch units, spread across multiple remote equipment sites, then SNMP communication and MIB support can often be extremely helpful.

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MIB Support Simplifies the Task of Managing Multiple Console Server Units

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The task of managing an assortment of console server units located at multiple remote network equipment sites can often be quite a challenge. This is especially true in applications where console server users are continually being added and removed, operating parameters are constantly being changed and event alarms and environmental alarms are repeatedly reconfigured. It’s not so bad if you only have to change parameters at one console server unit, but what if you have to repeat the procedure for a dozen console server units? Fortunately, there are console server features that can simplify the process of making similar status changes to multiple console server units; one of the most popular and powerful of these features is support for MIB commands.

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Console Access Servers with SNMP Compatibility Simplify Remote Network Management

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

An out of band management solution that includes a console access server allows network administrators to access console port command functions on remote network elements, monitor critical events and environmental conditions at remote sites, and establish outbound SSH connections to other devices at the remote site. If the console access server also supports SNMP control, monitoring and configuration, then this provides network administrators with even more vital tools to simplify the management of remote network equipment sites.

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Why is SNMP Support Such an Important Terminal Switch Feature?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

WTI Terminal Switch products support SNMP communication and full MIB capability. This provides network administrators with a convenient means to use SNMP based commands to change terminal switch configuration parameters, manage user accounts, retrieve buffered data from buffered terminal switch serial ports and receive alarm notification via SNMP when specific, user-defined events and environmental conditions are detected. All of these functions are especially useful for administrators who need a centralized management capabilities for multiple terminal server units located at remote network equipment sites.

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A Console Terminal Server with SNMP Support Capabilities Can Simplify Out of Band Management

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

A console terminal server with SNMP compatibility can provide network administrators with a number of extremely valuable tools that simplify the process of managing important network elements located at remote, off-site network equipment sites. SNMP compatibility enables administrators to use MIB objects to change configuration parameters, check unit status and add or remove user accounts, and in addition, also provides the ability to forward data collected from attached devices to the appropriate network support personnel.

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How a Console Server Management Unit Can Make Your Job Easier

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If you need secure, reliable access to RS232 console ports on remote servers, routers, firewalls and other network elements, WTI console server management products provide an ideal solution. System administrators can reduce downtime by managing and troubleshooting devices from anywhere, without the need for on-site personnel or expensive truck rolls. WTI console server management units are available in either 100-240 VAC or -48 VDC powered versions, with RJ45 or DB9 serial ports, and in 40-port, 32-port, 24-port, 16-port or 8-port configurations.

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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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SNMP and Syslog – Two Ways that Your Console Server can Keep You Informed

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The ability to centrally manage and track the status of network devices is vital for anyone who manages a corporate network. If you can’t manage and monitor remote network devices, then a good portion of your budget will inevitably be wasted on unnecessary service calls to faraway network equipment sites. A console server can often monitor network equipment and send alerts when suspect conditions are detected, but when questionable conditions are detected, how should these alerts be delivered?

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