Posts Tagged ‘temperature monitoring’

Picking the Right Remote Power Control Switch Product for Your Application

Friday, July 15th, 2011

A remote control power switch installed at an offsite data center or remote equipment rack can provide network administrators with a handy assortment of power control and power management capabilities that simplify the task of managing remote network elements and keeping track of conditions at remote network equipment sites. Although the most common use for a remote control power switch is to reboot unresponsive devices, a full-featured remote control power switch can also perform a number of other handy functions, such as scheduling power up and power down times for remote devices, performing power load-shedding and recovery during peak power consumption times and tracking rack temperature and current consumption.

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The Serial Console Server – An Absolutely Vital Tool for Remote Network Equipment Management

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The task of managing remote network equipment can often be quite a challenge. When vital network devices are located at a remote, off-site installation, even relatively simple maintenance tasks such as accessing console port command functions or checking rack temperature and power conditions suddenly become much more difficult to achieve; especially when network communication with a remote site is interrupted. In cases like this, a serial console server can provide a valuable tool for managing remote network devices, allowing network administrators to access console ports on remote network elements and check environmental conditions and significant events at remote equipment racks, even when network communication is not available.

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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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A Console Access Server with Environmental Alarms and Event Alarms

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

When something goes wrong (or even starts to go wrong) at a remote network equipment site, it’s vital for network administrators to know about it as quickly as possible. Environmental factors such as an increase or decrease in rack temperature and significant events, such as failure to respond to a ping command, can be an important indication that all is not right at a remote network facility. The most reliable way to keep informed about environment changes and events is to include a console access server with monitoring capabilities in the design of your remote network equipment sites.

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