Posts Tagged ‘temperature log’

Remote Reboot Capabilities … Plus a Clearer Picture of Exactly What’s Going On at Your Off-Site Data Center

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The power and reboot control capabilities provided by a remote reboot unit enable network administrators to quickly deal with problems at off-site network equipment cabinets without the expense of a service call and without unnecessary delays while the service team is en route to the remote site. Remote power and reboot control are obviously important functions, but in addition to the reboot functions provided by a basic remote reboot product, some remote reboot units also provide additional capabilities that can help administrators to be kept better informed regarding conditions at the remote network equipment site.

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A Console Terminal Server with Event Logging Improves Remote Network Management

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In many remote network management applications, a console terminal server does more than merely providing remote access to console port command functions. Often, the console terminal server also helps network administrators to keep better track of events and conditions at remote sites without the need to constantly send technicians out to check on the site in person. In addition to providing out of band access to remote network elements, a console terminal server can also monitor and log power interruptions, user activity, temperature trends, alarm events and other significant data concerning a remote network site that can help to give administrators a broader perspective of conditions and trends at a remote site in order to assist in planning for future needs and contingencies.

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Why is Event Logging an Important Factor in Console Server Management?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

In addition to providing out of band access to console port command functions on remote network elements, a console server management unit can also enable network administrators to be better informed about events and environmental conditions at remote network equipment sites. A console server management unit can monitor rack temperatures, power conditions, communication status and user activity at remote sites, and log and time stamp data for later review.

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Serial Switch Features for a Comprehensive Out of Band Management Solution

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

A serial switch (http://www.wti.com/c-46-serial-switch.aspx) should be able to more than just provide access to console port command functions on remote network elements. Ideally, a serial switch should also be able to monitor conditions and events at remote network sites and notify network administrators when potential problems are detected. In addition, a serial switch should also be able to report its own status, network conditions and port conditions and log noteworthy events for later review.

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Alarm and Event Logs Make a Console Terminal Server a Powerful Tool for Out of Band Management

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

When something goes wrong at a remote network equipment site, the most immediate and important task is to correct the problem in order to restore network communication. But once you’ve fixed the problem, you’re still left with an equally important task: finding out exactly why the problem occurred in the first place so you can prevent it from happening again. A console terminal server that includes monitoring, alarm and event logging capabilities provides a valuable tool for diagnosing network problems and helping network administrators to ensure that those problems don’t occur again.

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Why Does a Console Server Need Event Logging Capabilities?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

For data center managers, it’s very important to know exactly what’s going on inside of their equipment racks at all times. If a device fails to respond to a ping command, your IT personnel need to know about it right away; if rack temperatures rise to troublesome levels, they need to know about that right away too. Although a console server with intelligently designed alarm functions, such as WTI’s RSM and TSM series console server products, can help to alert you to relatively major events like failed ping commands and high temperatures, what do you do if you want to know about less noteworthy events such as command activity, temperature trends and previous alarm activity?

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What Can You Learn from WTI Console Server Log Files?

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

WTI’s TSM and RSM series console servers both feature three different types of event logs: the audit log, the alarm log and the temperature log. Each of these three logs is used for a different purpose, allowing you to review recent events and activity at your serial console server. The data in these logs can be used to create an audit trail, to track environmental conditions, to learn more about alarm events and also to determine which user did what when.

Access to all three of these logs is restricted to users with supervisor or administrator level command access, allowing you to use the console server’s user directory to determine which accounts are allowed to review, download and erase log data. In addition, all three event logs can be configure to send records via Syslog whenever a log entry is generated.

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