Posts Tagged ‘SNMP’

An SNMP Enabled Console Server – Centralized Management for Remote Network Sites

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Large, modern, corporate networks often include dozens of remote network equipment sites. Sometimes, these remote sites are located several states away; other times, they might be located on the other side of the Earth. With this in mind, it quickly becomes obvious that in order to maintain such a network, it’s vital for the network to include some sort of centralized management capability that allows network administrators to be kept informed of unit status at these remote sites. In many cases a console server that supports SNMP can provide an ideal solution for centralized management of remote network equipment sites in a large, far-flung corporate network.

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How are SNMP Traps Used in Console Management Applications?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In order to provide network monitoring capabilities, most console management products include the ability to generate alarms when specific conditions are detected. For example, your console management unit might send an alarm when high temperatures are detected, or when communication with an attached device is interrupted. These alarms can be very useful to network administrators, allowing them to address small problems before they turn into big problems … but how can your console management unit let you know when alarm has been generated if your equipment rack is located in Tennessee and your office is located in Oregon?

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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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SNMP Network Control …

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

SNMP based control and monitoring of remote network devices is a valuable tool for almost any network administrator. WTI’s Serial Console Servers and Switched PDUs provide full MIB support, allowing you to review status, change configuration parameters, edit user privileges and control operating functions at remote units via SNMP commands.

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How Can SNMP MIB Compatibility Simplify Console Server Applications?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

SNMP MIB support is a crucial element for a wide variety console server applications. SNMP MIB compatibility enables the console server or serial switch to address and interpret commands given by third party software such as Openview or Solaris, allowing the software to accept commands and poll information from the console server.

In order for SNMP compatibility to provide a wide range of control functions, it is essential that the MIB library is built in to the console server, allowing for easier compatibility and interface between the two platforms. These pre-defined libraries of MIB commands provide improved communication capabilities with third party software, ensuring that commands are correctly interpreted and executed.

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How does MIB Support Help a Serial Console Server?

Friday, June 11th, 2010

SNMP MIB support is a crucial element for console server applications. MIB support enables the console server to address and interpret commands given by third party software such as Openview or Solaris. This allows the unit to receive and understand commands issued by third party software. Ideally, a serial console server should also include a predefined MIB library in order to provide greater compatibility with enterprise management solutions, and provide easy access to configuration functions, status displays and operating features.

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Console Server Management

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The task of managing network equipment in multiple locations across the globe can be quite a challenge. A common solution is to deploy Console Servers.

A Console Server is a multi-port device that can give Network Administrators remote access to Console Ports on their network equipment. Any function that can be accomplished via a local console port connection to a lap top or PC can also be done remotely with a Console Server. Access to the Console Server can be achieved via SSH (In-Band) or Dial up Modem (Out of Band.) Typically, an individual console server unit may include 8, 24 or 40 ports.

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