Important Facts to Consider When Working With Remote Server Management

Important Facts to Consider When Working With Remote Server Management

Your remote server management tools must enable you to work quickly and securely to access any system regardless of type, brand or location.

As an IT administrator, lab, or network manager, you need to access and control multiple computer systems. You have routine maintenance, requirements for troubleshooting and even real-time monitoring needs. With that in mind, your remote server management tools must enable you to work quickly and securely to access any system regardless of type, brand or location.

In this e-book from Raritan, we look at how server management tools fall into three general categories:

  • Software-based remote access systems – RDP, VNC
  • Computer embedded service processors – iLO, DRAC, RSA
  • Out-of-band KVM-over-IP switches – Raritan Dominion KX2

While these categories describe how the tool itself is physically deployed, it’s critical to understand the real advantages and limitations of the tools in each category.

As the paper outlines, there are four critical criteria points when it comes to your remote server management tools. Consider this:

  • Reliability – Will my remote access and control work when I need it most?
  • Security – Is my remote access and control tool safe from hackers and cyber-attack?
  • Manageability – Is my remote access and control tool easy to manage and maintain?
  • Power – Can I access and control all of my devices wherever they are and perform my day-to-day tasks?

Remember, your data center platform will only continue to evolve. Your environment will take on new workloads, additional VMs, and new infrastructure components. Through it all, it’s critical to be able to control this environment and management whenever needed, whether remote or onsite.

Download this e-book today to see how the three mentioned remote server management tools stack up and which is the right one for the job. You’ll understand the various use-cases, deployment methodologies and where each category ranks in terms of security, performance, reliability and manageability.

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