Remote power management system is extensively

by:Mings     2020-05-31
Theoretically speaking, a system meant for the management of power remotely should be able to power up cycle servers as well as other devices from any point in the world. Apart from providing power to these servers, the reboot system could also be used by system administrators to troubleshoot any problem that might arise. This effectively eliminates server downtime by ensuring administrators are able to manage the servers more effectively. The server power control can be directly accessed by the maintenance staff. Several organisations and businesses use this system to manage their servers which might be located in isolated areas away from the technical support staff. The remote management systems are responsible for enhanced functionality of basic power systems especially the traditional meters. The best outlet level management can only be provided by intelligent Power Distribution Units (PDU). Rack power distribution units can only provide amperage readings and some other basic information. The RPM sector has witnessed some very interesting advances recently. According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), some of the recent developments include 3 phase power which is increasingly being used in data centers and server rooms, power up sequencing and branch circuit protection. Power up sequencing is a system that is used to prevent overloading of circuits. This is achieved through sequence rebooting where the routers and servers reboot after the successful rebooting of firewalls. Branch circuit protection ensures that issues and power anomalies are isolated. Remote Power Management System Advantages They reduce labor costs and server downtime. Power is recycled to systems that fail to respond. Administrators are also able to troubleshoot server problems remotely which reduces losses and outages. One major difference between the remote systems and other traditional systems of power management is that while technicians have to physically reboot the traditional system, the remote system on the other hand requires an administrator to remotely gain access to the Rack PDU and reboot it via a browser. They allow for proactive monitoring of the humidity level, temperature and amperage draw. They are able to send alerts to a central system for the necessary action. They have probes that are directly mounted on to the strips which generate the alerts. This ensures that established thresholds of these values are never exceeded. Every RPM comes with tools and information gathering systems that enable IT professionals to maintain smooth operations of the servers, data centers and environments comprising of small office/home office (SOHO).
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