Posts Tagged ‘temperature alarm’

Intelligent Switching and Reboot Control for High Amp Dry Contact Relays

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

When a network device at a remote equipment site suddenly refuses to cooperate, often the best solution is to simply reboot the remote device. While this is generally a pretty easy order when the remote device in question is a simple AC or DC powered network element, remote reboots can often prove to be much more of a challenge if you’re dealing with a high amp device such as a Cisco Catalyst 6500 switch or an industrial HVAC device. There are literally dozens of products on the market that can remotely reboot or switch power to an ordinary AC or DC powered device, but none of these devices are suited for remote rebooting or switching of a high amp dry contact; for a job like this, you really need a remote relay control switch.

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Get the Most Out of Your Console Management Solution

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Not too many years ago, the sole purpose of a console management solution was to provide out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Although that function is still important, these days most full featured console management units are expected to provide additional capabilities that are intended to help network administrators to track conditions and events at remote network equipment sites in addition to providing out of band management capabilities.

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There’s More to Remote Power Management than Just Remote Reboot and Power Switching

Friday, December 9th, 2011

When a network engineer adds remote power management capabilities to a network equipment rack, usually the principle goal is to provide on-demand reboot and power switching functions for an off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet. Although on-demand reboot and power switching is indeed the central purpose of most remote power management applications, there are also other useful power-related capabilities that a remote power management solution can provide that can help to further simplify the task of managing remote network equipment.

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Console Management Provides Secure, Out of Band Communication with Remote Network Devices

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Network applications that include off-site data centers and remote equipment racks often present a unique challenge for network administrators; when vital network elements at a remote location malfunction or crash, the task of accessing command functions on a remote network device is much more complicated than it would be if the network device was located at the central office. In cases like this, console management provides a secure, reliable means to communicate with remote devices without actually traveling to the remote equipment site in person.

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An IP Power Switch that Also Helps Keeps You Better Informed

Monday, November 28th, 2011

An IP power switch can provide network administrators with the ability to control power switching and reboot functions at remote network equipment sites without the need for a constant human presence at the remote site, or an expensive service call every time power needs to be switched or rebooted. But in addition to that valuable function, and IP power switch can also help to keep network administrators better informed regarding conditions and events at the remote network equipment site.

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Out of Band Management and Environmental Monitoring, All in One Box

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

If your network infrastructure includes off-site data centers or distant network equipment racks, then you’re most likely already pretty familiar with the concept of utilizing a console server to provide out of band management capabilities for remote network equipment. When your off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet includes an out of band management solution, many routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks can be performed without the need for an expensive service call to the remote site and the associated time delays while tech support personnel travel to the remote equipment site.

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The Terminal Switch – A Great Solution for Out of Band Management and Monitoring Network Equipment

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

In most remote network management applications, the main purpose of a terminal switch is to provide an avenue for out of band management of important network elements located in off-site data centers and remote network equipment racks; when normal network access is not available or impractical, a terminal switch enables network administrators to communicate with remote network elements without the need to travel to the remote network equipment rack. But in addition to the vital out of band management capabilities provided by a terminal switch, a high quality terminal switch can also include monitoring and alarm features that help administrators to be better informed regarding environmental conditions and significant events at the remote network equipment site.

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A Quality Remote Power Switch Can do a Lot More than Just Remote Reboots

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Most network administrators are fairly familiar with the concept of using a remote power switch to initiate a reboot cycle at a remote network equipment rack. Although the remote reboot capabilities provided by a remote power switch can be a lifesaver when a vital network element at a remote site suddenly locks up, a high quality remote reboot switch can usually do a heck of a lot more than just cycle power Off and back On again; a full-featured remote power switch should also be able to keep you informed about noteworthy conditions and events at off-site data centers and remote network equipment racks.

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The IP Power Switch – Remote Problem Solving for Offsite Network Equipment

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Network administrators who are responsible for managing offsite data centers and remote equipment racks are often faced with two common challenges: a lack of information regarding conditions and events at the remote equipment site, and the inability to deal with problems at the remote site without traveling there in person or sending a service team. When vital network elements such as servers and routers are located at an offsite facility, often the only way to really get one’s hands on a problem at the remote site is to travel there in person; an effective solution, but often also an expensive, time-consuming solution.

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A Console Server Management Unit with Temperature Monitoring and Alarm Functions

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The main purpose of a console server management unit is to provide network administrators with tools for managing remote network equipment sites without the need to constantly travel to those remote sites in person. In order to fulfill this role, obviously the console server management unit needs to support out of band management communication to allow remote access to console port command functions on offsite network elements. Although, out of band management capabilities are extremely important, it’s also useful if the console server management unit is to perform other tasks, such as rack temperature monitoring and alarm functions that help to provide administrators with a clearer picture of exactly what is going on at the remote site.

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