Posts Tagged ‘temperature monitor’

There are Two Ways to Reboot Remote Network Devices – The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When managing vital network devices located at remote data centers and offsite equipment cabinets, even simple tasks can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Often even routine remedies for common network problems, such as power reboot operations, can take on a whole different dimension due to the remote location of the network equipment site, and the amount of time and trouble that it takes to travel to the site in person. A simple power reboot, that might take two minutes to accomplish on a server or router located at your office, can require days when the server or router is located miles from the central office, at a distant network equipment site or offsite data center.

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Power Control Solutions for Remote Network Equipment Racks

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Often, the most difficult aspect of managing remote network equipment racks is the very fact that they are remote, and not easy to access. If a server or router located in an equipment rack across the hall decides to crash, then it’s no problem to simply walk across the hall, reboot that server or router and be back in business. But when a server or a router located in a remote network equipment rack or offsite data, miles away from the central office, crashes or hangs, it’s a completely different sort of challenge.

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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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The Ideal Remote Reboot Unit for Your Network Power Management Application

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting a remote reboot unit for an offsite data center or remote network equipment rack. Obviously, an ideal remote reboot solution should provide administrators with the ability to perform remote power switching and reboot functions via IP or dial-up connection, but a high quality remote reboot unit can also perform other power management and monitoring tasks that can help to streamline the process of managing remote network equipment.

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A Remote Power Switch Should do More than Simple Reboot Operations

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Most network administrators already know that a remote power switch (http://www.wti.com/c-1-power-reboot-switches.aspx) can be used to control power reboot and switching functions at remote network equipment sites, but sometimes, administrators need more functionality than simple remote power reboots. A well designed, full featured remote power switch should be able to do more than just provide remote reboot and power control capabilities; a good remote power switch should also be able to monitor rack temperature, current consumption, power supply instability and other factors at remote network equipment installation sites.

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Remote Reboot Units Help Busy Network Administrators to Conserve Valuable Time

Friday, July 29th, 2011

In most cases, network administrators generally have a fairly busy work schedule; their days are already filled with firmware updates, security concerns and responding to user complaints and questions. In a fast paced work environment like this, the last thing that a network administrator needs is a long field trip to deal with an unresponsive network element located at some off-site data center or remote network equipment rack. When a server or router at a remote site fails and disrupts network communication, often the problem can be solved by a simple power reboot, but unless the data center or equipment rack includes a remote reboot unit, that simple power reboot often means a long journey to the equipment site, just to flip a power switch off and back on again.

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The Remote Reboot Switch – An Economical Way to Deal with Problems at Remote Equipment Racks

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Often, problems with many network elements can be solved with a simple power reboot. While a power reboot is a relatively simple task to perform when the network element in question is located nearby, it can be a whole different game if a malfunctioning network element at a remote equipment rack, miles away from your office, needs to be rebooted. It’s wasteful and inefficient to send a service team on a long journey to reboot a network element at a remote site; in cases like this, the most practical solution is a remote reboot unit, installed at the remote equipment rack.

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A Remote Power Switch Simplifies the Task of Managing Remote Network Elements

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Sometimes, all it takes to get a malfunctioning network element up and running again is a simple power reboot. Although it’s pretty easy to reboot a network device if it’s located in a data center next door to your office, it can be completely different matter to reboot a hung router or afflicted firewall if they’re located miles away from the office at a distant, off-site data center. Rebooting network devices at remote equipment racks can indeed be a challenge sometimes, but if you’ve got a remote power switch installed at that distant data center, then rebooting devices can be as easy as invoking a command or clicking on a button.

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An Out of Band Management Solution Based on a Server Console Switch

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The task of keeping remote network equipment up and running at all times can sometimes prove to be quite a challenge. When a firewall or a server at a remote network equipment site decides to crash, right when you need it the most, network administrators need to have a back-up plan to get those troublesome devices back on line again, without waiting for a service team to travel to the remote site. In cases like this, a server console switch provides the quickest and most economical means for out of band management; allowing administrators to diagnose and troubleshoot remote network devices without the need for a long, expensive service call to a network equipment rack located two states away.

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Disk Alarm – Monitor Hard Drive Temperatures

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It seems like this could come in handy for keeping an eye on PCs located in hot, unventilated areas …

Hard drives, like many other PC components perform best when they run in a specific temperature limits. To high temps can cause crashes, data loss and other technical problems that should be avoided at all costs. There are a few causes for temperature related problems, from insufficient cooling to the “hottest day of the year”.

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