Remote Power Switches
Perle’s Remote Power Switches (RPS) enable you to remotely power on/off/cycle Data Center equipment to reduce downtime, service costs and resources. Operate as an integrated solution with IOLAN Console Servers or as a standalone device over Ethernet.
The RPS offers the following
benefits (for features click here):
- Improve administrative efficiencies with integrated
multi-outlet power control, all from a single vendor
- Increase uptime
- Maintain Business Continuity
- Proactively identify and manage problems
to improve mean time between failure (MTBF)
- Restore IT assets without dispatching
service personnel to remote Data Centers
Complex IT infrastructure server platforms
such as Windows 2003, networking and telecom
equipment are sometimes prone to entering states that
are not recoverable through normal remote administrative
commands even at the BIOS level. The last resort activity
is a hard reboot, which requires the administrator
to physically power cycle the equipment. This is not
only an inconvenience to the administrator,
especially if it is remotely located or if it happens
in the middle of the night, which lengthens the downtime,
disrupts business continuity and increases service costs.
The Perle RPS, an intelligent
power switch located near the equipment, can remotely
power cycle the equipment to restore functionality resulting
in decrease risks by reducing mean time to recovery (MTTR).
Integrated Management with
Perle IOLAN Console Servers
When used with our
IOLAN console servers, Perle Remote Power Switches form
an integral part of a total Data Center management solution.
Remote power management of equipment takes advantage
of the extensive security such as SSH/SSL encryption,
RADIUS, TACACS, Kerberos, LDAP, NIS and SecurID authentication
schemes provided by IOLAN console servers.
Through a power hot-key tool on the IOLAN, administrators
can power cycle equipment while they are still in their
serial console session, enabling them to monitor equipment
start-up messages as it is restored.
Features - Remote
- Independent Control
of Power Ports
AC power plug can be independently powered on, off or
cycled giving complete control over when and in which
sequence equipment is restored.
- Dual AC Power Bus
Perle RPS models are the only remote power switches
with a dual AC Power bus architecture providing better
equipment protection than single power bus systems.
When used with redundant power systems such as the
Dell Poweredge 6850, Perle's Remote Power Switches
are able to draw power from separate AC sources ensuring
that at least one source of AC power is always up and
running thereby maximizing equipment uptime.
Both power buses are protected by separate breakers.
If a breaker does trip, only the associated bus will
be turned off, leaving the other bus operational. Single
bus power switches that come with single or dual breaker
systems will shut down the entire power switch when
there is a breaker-tripping event.
- Horizontal Form Factor Models with
NEMA or IEC Plug standards
Perle Remote Power Switches are available in a configuration
to meet your data center power needs.Various models
are available in horizontal (1U or 2U) form
factors as well a choice of North American NEMA or
international IEC power plug standards
- Emergency Manual
gives an IT administrator in the vicinity the ability
to power on or off the switch in an emergency. Other
vendors require the unplugging of power input cords
which would cause potentially dangerous arcing or having
run to the main power panel to trip a breaker.