Posts Tagged ‘switched pdu’

Managing Power and Reboot Switching at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

When a remote network element crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, a quick power reboot will bring the uncooperative device back online. While rebooting a network element located down the hall or in the room next door is generally a pretty simple proposition, the task of rebooting a remote element, located in a distant off-site facility, miles away from the central office can often prove to be a bit more of a challenge. In cases like this, a Switched PDU can provide fast, secure access to reboot functions at remote facilities without the need for a service call.

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Control Repetitive Power Reboot Testing via Perl Script

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Repetitive power reboot regression testing plays a vital role in the product development lab, by providing product designers with a simple effective means to determine how new products will react to repeated power On/Off cycles. Although the basic process of repetitive reboot testing is fairly simple, the continuous, repeated nature of this type of test can often prove to be somewhat of a challenge for those who are responsible for it. For this reason, it can be helpful to automate the test process by using Perl script to initiate each power reboot cycle.

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Remote Reboot Capabilities for Network Devices in Toll Booth Applications

Friday, September 20th, 2013

When a networked device in a Toll Booth or Toll Kiosk application locks up or crashes, the results are often traffic tie-ups and lost revenue. If devices such as license plate capture cameras, card scanners and toll collection systems cease to function, cars are left waiting and tolls cannot be collected until the problem is resolved. In cases like this, an immediate fix for the problem is vital; there’s no time to wait for a service team to arrive on site. Fortunately, WTI’s NPS-3F15 Network Power Switches provide remote network administrators with a quick, reliable means to reboot networked devices located in distant toll booths and kiosks.

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Using Scripts to Control a Switched PDU

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

In addition to providing an effective means to reboot remote devices in network management applications, Switched PDUs can also perform many useful functions in product development lab applications. One of the most common tasks assigned to a switched PDU in the product development lab, is to provide power on/off switching for repetitive power reboot regression testing. Given the long duration of a typical power reboot test and the number of reboot cycles involved, it can be extremely helpful to control the switched PDU using scripts.

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Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Managed via Visual Basic Script

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Although repetitive power reboot regression testing provides product development engineers with an effective tool for detecting software bugs and hardware problems, it can also be an extremely tedious process for those charged with the responsibility of running the test. One way to simplify this sort of testing and avoid the tedium of the test process is to use Visual Basic Script to drive the repetitive power reboot regression test.

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Control Repetitive Reboot Test Applications using Teraterm Script

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

During product development, repetitive power reboot testing is often used to detect software bugs and hardware problems before a new product is released to the general market. Although repetitive power reboot tests are very effective in identifying software flaws and other problems, it is also a time consuming process that can last for days, weeks or even months. In order to free lab personnel from the task of constantly monitoring the test procedure, Teraterm script can be used to automate the repetitive power reboot test procedure.

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Reboot Remote Network Elements with a Power Reboot Switch

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

When a router or switch at a remote network equipment site crashes or becomes unresponsive, in many cases, all it takes to fix the problem is a simple power reboot. While this is a simple proposition if the network element is located in the office next door, it can be quite a dilemma if the unresponsive network element is located miles away from the office, and even more so if the problematic device makes normal network communication impossible. In cases like this a Power Reboot Switch provides a reliable, easy way to reboot network elements at remote equipment sites.

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Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Controlled by TcL Script

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Although repetitive power reboot regression testing provides a powerful tool for product developers seeking to track down problems before a new product is released, it is also an incredibly tedious process that can stretch on for weeks, or even months. One simple way to eliminate the tedium from repetitive power reboot regression testing is to use TcL script to control power On/Off switching activities.

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Using Ruby Script to Control a Switched PDU

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In repetitive power reboot regression testing, it can often be handy to be able to control a switched PDU using Ruby script. In addition to freeing lab personnel for more pressing duties, control via Ruby script also improves the reliability of power reboot regression test results procedure by ensuring that each reboot cycle is performed according to schedule and that reboots are performed continually, without interruption.

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Remote Console Access and Power Control in a Compact 1U Device

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The ability to access console port command functions and control power reboot functions at remote network equipment sites can be a life saver for any network administrator responsible for maintaining remote network equipment racks. Unfortunately, rack space is often critical at branch offices and kiosks, and sometimes, there just isn’t enough room for both a console server and switched PDU. WTI’s Console Server + Power Control Hybrids solve this problem by combining both remote console access and remote power reboot control in a single, convenient 1U device.

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