Posts Tagged ‘network management’

Brand Name Switches: Worth the Cost?

January 25th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Brand Name Switches: Worth the Cost?

The vast majority of network administrators have their preferred networking vendor. Whether it’s Cisco, Juniper, or HP, you’ll often hear the same old chestnuts come down from the server room. Very often, the search for a good switch is drowned out by two sides – those who insist you have to pay dearly for quality, and those who insist a switch is a switch, and the 48-port gigabit offering from anywhere is going to suit you just fine. In today’s IT world, the answer matters quite a bit. There is a very understandable need, especially in the recent years, of saving… View full post »

In-Band and Out-of-Band Network Management

May 18th, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
In-Band and Out-of-Band Network Management

One of the best practices managing your production network devices is to have both, an in-band and out-of-band system management in place. An in-band management involves managing devices through the common protocols such as telnet or SSH, using the network itself as a media. It is a common way that provides identity based access controls for better security. By doing so, it is also a good practice to segregate your management traffic from your production customer traffic. If your network is for example congested due to the real user traffic – you will at least be able to login… View full post »